Speculative Project Pollux sold by Heesen
Heesen has announced the sale of YN 19255, project Pollux, the second in its newly restyled 55-metre Steel class, which offers accommodation for 12 guests in six staterooms.
Pollux is the tenth Heesen interior penned by British studio Bannenberg & Rowell. This project commenced on speculation and Bannenberg & Rowell were given free rein.
The lounge area offers guests far-reaching views of the outdoors through floor-to-ceiling windows and open bulwarks. Adjacent to the seating area forward, the formal dining seats up to 12 guests. Additional full-height windows flood this space with natural light and unparalleled sight lines.
Access to the lower and upper decks is via a sculptural staircase with leather treads.
With tender and toys stored on the fore deck, another notable space, according to Heesen, is found on the lower deck aft: the beach club with steam room and sauna, ideal for relaxing and with easy access to the water via the fixed swim platform.
The company says its imaginative interior “is wrapped in a muscular exterior design” by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. This means, it explains, that Heesen’s traditional sportiness is now combined with masculine lines typical of long-range blue water motor yachts recognisable from afar.
The steel hull is an iteration of the uber-efficient 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, she will have a transatlantic range of 4,500 nautical miles.
Project Pollux is currently undergoing intensive sea trials in the North Sea and will be delivered to her owners by the end of January 2021.