Heesen Yachts sells 55-metre steel yacht Project Pollux

Heesen has sold YN 19255, Project Pollux, the second in the newly restyled 55-metre Steel class. The yacht offers spacious accommodation for 12 guests in 6 staterooms. The project commenced on speculation.

The steel hull is an iteration of the efficient Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) devised by Dutch hydrodynamicists Van Oossanen and engineered by Heesen’s in-house team of naval architects. Two MTU 8V 4000 M63 (IMO Tier III) will propel Pollux to a maximum speed of 15.5 knots. At a cruising speed of 13 knots, it will have a transatlantic range of 4500 nautical miles. Frank Laupman of Omega Architects was responsible for the exterior design.

Interior features

The interior design was penned by British studio Bannenberg & Rowell. Guests are welcomed into the main saloon through powered glass sliding doors. The yacht features floor-to-ceiling windows and open bulwarks. The owner’s suite occupies a generous 86 square metres. Four guest cabins are found on the lower deck. Access to the lower and upper decks is via a sculptural staircase with leather treads that spiral up. The fifth cabin – the VIP – is found on the starboard side.

The sundeck is complete with bar, dining and a large jacuzzi. With tender and toys stored on the fore deck, another notable space is found on the lower deck aft: the beach club with steam room and sauna and easy access to the water via the fixed swim platform.

Project Pollux is currently undergoing intensive sea trials in the North Sea and will be delivered to its owners by the end of January 2021.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.