Heesen delivers 55m superyacht Moskito

Written by Francesca Webster

Heesen have today announced the delivery of the 55-metre superyacht Moskito, previously known as Project Pollux, the second yacht delivered by the shipyard in 2021. With exterior lines from the boards of Omega Architects, the design features the latest iteration of Van Oossanen’s Fast Displacement Hull Form, designed to improve the vessel's efficiency. Moskito yacht on sea trialsPhoto: Dick HolthuisBannenberg & Rowell have penned her interior design, which includes six staterooms for up-to 12 guests. Wooden panelled walls are a feature of her staterooms, and the 86-square-metre owners suite has floor-to-ceiling windows and his-and-hers bathrooms. Her aesthetic has been completed in neutral tones, with dark eucalyptus and pale sycamore joinery in the saloon, which compliment the chevron parquet flooring.Moskito yacht on sea trialsPhoto: Dick HolthuisThe superyacht is outfitted with a full selection of tenders and toys, and she comes complete with a steam room and sauna on her lower aft deck, there is also a large Jacuzzi and additional seating area on her main deck.The sky lounge includes an interior lounge and bar area, as well as panoramic views through her floor-to-ceiling windows.Moskito yacht interior design Photo: Heesen Moskito yacht interior design Photo: Heesen Moskito yacht interior design Photo: Heesen After beginning as a speculative project by Heesen, she was purchased by her owner in October 2020. She is the second hull of Heesen’s newly restyled 55-metre steel class. Following her delivery, Moskito will depart for her maiden voyage to Malta, with her captain Phil Larkin and his 12 crew, and she will be available for charter from this summer’s Mediterranean season.  Moskito yacht on sea trialsPhoto: Dick HolthuisMoskito is powered by two fuel-efficient MTU Tier III compliant diesel engines and the steel-hulled superyacht is set to reach a top speed of 15.5 knots, with a range of 4,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots. 

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