Heesen’s 50-metre Project Aster, currently under construction at the Dutch yard's facility in Oss, has been sold to experienced owners who were introduced by Arcon Yachts. Her new owners are expecting delivery in June 2019 after she completes her sea trials in the North Sea. Construction on Project Aster was started on speculation and the joining of her hull and superstructure was completed in February 2018. Project Aster's exterior design is by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, whereas Cristiano Gatto is working alongside Heesen’s in-house interior team to incorporate key design elements from her sistership, Septimus (ex: Satori) in her interior.
On board, she will be able to accommodate up to 12 guests across six cabins, including five lower deck suites and a spacious master’s cabin with an ensuite bathroom on the main deck. Her versatile layout also includes three lounges, three dining rooms, a bar and an open-air jacuzzi on her top deck.
Photo: Simon TrelPowered by twin MTU 16V 4000 engines will be able to deliver a top speed of up to 23 knots. In true blue-water motor yacht style, Project Aster has a transatlantic range of 3,100 nm whilst cruising at 11 knots.
The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report
Did you know that in 2017....
- 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
- 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
- 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
- 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
- 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA