Heesen’s Project Aster takes shape


50m superyacht

Dutch yard Heesen Yachts has announced that on February 8, 2018 at the shipyard in Oss, the hull and superstructure of Project Aster were joined together.

Project Aster is the latest yacht in the 5000 aluminium class whose exterior lines are designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. At 50 metres below 500GT, Aster perfectly combines space and performance. Her semi-displacement hull, built in-house by Heesen, coupled with two MTU diesel engines 16V 4000, will deliver a top speed of 23 knots and a range of 3,100 nautical miles at 11 knots.


Aster is the latest example in the Heesen 5000 aluminium class and she will soon join her six sister ships. The yacht sports a luxurious interior styled by Italian designer Cristiano Gatto, and created by expert craftsmen at Heesen Yachts Interiors. The materials used for the interiors include brushed spruce, stainless steel inserts and woven leather.


She can accommodate 12 guests and a crew of nine in six double staterooms and five crew cabins. Project Aster is due for delivery in June 2019.

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