Construction progresses on Heesen's 50m Project Aster superyacht

Written by Gemma Fottles

More news from a busy Heesen today, as the Dutch yard announced that the hull and superstructure of the latest edition of the 5000 Aluminium Class were joined together recently. The 50-metre Project Aster features exterior lines from Frank Laupman at Omega Architects, with Cristiano Gatto collaborating with Heesen’s in-house interior team for her interior design.Heesen Project Aster in-buildHeesen project Aster in-buildOn board, she will accommodate up to 12 guests as well as a crew of nine. Accommodation is comprised of five lower deck suites in addition to a generous main deck master suite. Speaking of her interior as well as the now five-year-long collaboration with renowned designer Cristiano Gatto, Heesen state: “High-end materials and refined features are the calling card of Aster. New and exclusive finishes have been applied to the Foglizzo leather, such as the woven brocade technique – a signature of Coco Chanel’s".Project Aster upper saloonThe design of Aster showcases the creative fruits of Cristiano’s five-year collaboration with Heesen. Her interior design has been conceived to emphasise Heesen’s ornate craftsmanship and clever engineerings, such as high gloss lacquered wood with complicated inserts in leather, metal, upholstery and wood. This type of intricate detailing is highly complex, and only a shipyard in possession of a fine cabinetry department such as Heesen’s are capable of achieving the desired result.

Project Aster is currently available for sale and is scheduled for completion in June 2019. 

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