Heesen Yachts has announced the next phase in the building process of YN 20655, Project Venus, with the hull and superstructure being joined together. The latest hull in the successful 55 Steel series, the yacht has a total length of 180.4ft (55m) and internal volume of 760 GT. Project Venus is currently being built on spec, making her the only 55m new build model currently for sale in northern Europe.
Project Venus features an exterior yacht design by Omega Architects, and interior yacht design by Luca Dini Design and Architecture.
Silvia Margutti, head designer for Project YN 20655 shares, “The interior of Venus has a strong, daring identity that can be pushed to audacity while remaining welcoming and comfortable. Having been conceived to allow the craftspeople of Heesen Interior to express their excellence in the finishes, reflections, and textures, the design thrives on contrasts and provides a unique harmony. This aspect plays an essential role in making Venus a unique project. Heesen is one of the few shipyards in the world to have its own in-house fine cabinet-making workshop, and we like to maximize the opportunity to work with these fine craftspeople!”
Project Venus sleeps 12 guests in six large cabins, with the owner’s quarters on the main deck forward, spanning 82 square meters with a private balcony on the starboard side.
Expansive outdoor areas have been created to allow the maximum amount of space for al fresco dining, entertainment and relaxation.
A 110 square meter sun deck features double stair access for crew service, large whirlpool next to the bar and a hard top to protect the lounge and bar area from sun in the afternoons. Plenty of sun loungers, sofas and armchairs await to host you on this show stopping deck.
Another lounge is located aft on the bridge deck terrace, and expandable round table making this a beautiful spot to take in an al fresco dinner. Flush sliding doors help bring the outside into the sky lounge, creating a deeper connection to the outside world. While the main deck aft terrace features seating and a fixed swim platform accessible from the double stairs. Tender and toys are stowed forward on the main deck and a large beach club features a wellness area and sauna are also located here, with another fully serviced bar, creating the optimal summer lounge.
Project Venus is powered by two MTU4000 M63 (IMO Tier III) engines with a top speed of 15.5 knots and transatlantic range of 4,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots. This, combined with “the ultra-performing Fast Displacement Hull form devised by van Oossanen and perfectly engineered by Heesen, all resulting in an impressive performance across the entire speed range.”
Project Venus remains on track for delivery in Q2 of 2025.