Construction is well underway on Heesen’s latest 5000 aluminium class at its shipyard in Oss. Following the joining of the hull and superstructure of the 50-metre Project Aster earlier this February, she was moved to Hall 1, where work on her exterior and interior layout is currently taking place. Photo: Simon TrelPhoto: Simon TrelPhoto: Simon TrelSistership to Septimus (ex; Satori), Project Aster's exterior design was created by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, with Cristiano Gatto working alongside Heesen’s in-house interior team for her interior decor. The overall interior design for Project Aster picks up key design elements from her sisterships, such as the silver ceiling from Satori, stainless steel inserts in the cabinetry and brushed spruce. Photo: Simon TrelPhoto: Simon TrelPhoto: Simon TrelOn 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, as well as a crew of nine. Her versatile layout, which includes three lounges, three dining rooms, a bar and an open-air jacuzzi on her top deck, make Project Aster ideal for both charter and private use, according to Heesen.Photo: Simon TrelPhoto: Simon TrelConsisting of a semi-displacement hull, built in-house by Heesen, she will be powered by twin MTU 16V 4000 diesel engines, with a top speed of 23 knots and a range of 3,100 nm at 12 knots. Project Aster is currently for sale and is scheduled for delivery in June 2019.