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Heesen Superyacht Project Castor Delivered and Named Solemates

2020-08-17By Miranda Blazeby

Heesen Yachts' 55 metre steel class superyacht Project Castor, now named Solemates, has been delivered. 

It comes after the yacht hit the water for the first time in May before undertaking successful sea trials in the North Sea. 

The fourth hull in Heesen's 55 metre Steel Class series, Solemates sports exterior design by Omega Architects' Frank Laupman, which has been described as possessing “muscular overtones”.

Key exterior features include vertical floor to ceiling windows in the forward section of the main deck, as well as full height windows in the main saloon and skylounge. Another notable feature is the “shark tooth” design detail of the wheelhouse overhang.

The 760GT yacht also features a fast displacement hull designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects.

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Solemates sports a number of alterations to the first three 55 metre Steel Class yachts. These include a full beam sky lounge, a larger master stateroom of 73 square metres and larger lower deck suites.

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Interior design has been undertaken by Bannenberg & Rowell, the eighth collaboration between the design studio and Dutch yard.

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Key interior materials include “signature woods and natural stones” with a “warm colour palette”. Natural light, meanwhile, will flood in “from floor to ceiling windows”.

The yacht sports exterior design by Omega Architects

Powered by two MTU 8V 4000 M63 diesel main engines, Solemates has a top speed of 15.5 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots.

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