Heesen has announced that Project Castor, the latest in the 55m FDHF Steel class, is sold.

This 55 metre was started on speculation and is due for delivery in May 2020. The construction of yachts on spec in the 50-55 metre range is a key part of the successful commercial strategy of Heesen. In a world where instant gratification has become an integral part of our lifestyle, the opportunity to shorten the delivery time – while still maintaining the uniqueness of the project – is definitely becoming one of the most appreciated qualities when purchasing a superyacht.

The client, one of the most experienced American superyacht owners, admires the unparalleled quality this Dutch shipyard delivers as well as the large volume offered by the 55m FDHF Steel class. At 760GT, Project Castor is the most voluminous 55m currently offered by a Northern European shipyard. The Heesen will be powered by two MTU 8V 4000 M63 diesel engines. She will reach a top speed of 15.5 knots and will boast a range of 4,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots. This outstanding performance is possible thanks to the proven design and engineering platform that sports the progressive FDHF (fast displacement hull form) hull devised by Van Oossanen.