Heesen announced the keel-laying of a new 55-meter FDHF steel motor yacht Project Venus. The YN 20655 features bold exterior lines by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. This yacht features a distinctive ‘shark tooth’ motif behind the wheelhouse windows to create an extra twist of personality. Venus is the third 55 to benefit from this model’s major restyling. She is available for delivery in Spring 2025.
The new yacht features an enclosed volume of 760GT, and all the latest design innovations. She offers plenty of outdoor and indoor areas for relaxing, socializing and enjoying life on board. At the same time YN 20655 is not too big to access all the most harbors in the Mediterranean.
Luca Dini Design and Architecture worked closely with the shipyard’s engineers to optimize Venus’s layout. She can accomodate twelve guests in six staterooms. The 82m2 owner’s apartment is located forward on the main deck and features a French balcony on the starboard side, accessible via a sliding door. There is also an outdoor seating area.
Thanks to her steel Fast Displacement Hull Form, Project Venus is not only efficient throughout her speed range but offers great security and comfort in all sea conditions. Two MTU4000 M63 (IMO Tier III) push her to a maximum speed of 15.5 knots, and provide a transatlantic range of 4,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots.
We are excited to celebrate this milestone in the construction of YN 20655, Project Venus. Our 55-metre Steel Series is one of the most successful in Heesen’s history. We pioneered the construction of superyachts on speculation in the 2000s with the launch of the 37-metre series. Today, we have mastered the art of building superyachts in series on proven engineering platforms, and offer no fewer than five different designs ranging from 50 to 57 metres. At 55 metres, Venus is among our Crown Jewels. – Friso Visser, Heesen’s CCO
The keel-laying took place at Talsma Shipyards, the world-class facility in Friesland.
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