Heesen sells Gemini, its second yacht sale this Spring


Heesen has sold its Project Gemini, also know as YN 19755, its second sale of Spring 2021. Project Gemini, which was begun as a speculative venture, remains under construction and will be managed through to completion for the owner by Arcon Yachts.

Beginning the build with an engineering and construction schedule before the client steps in, means Heesen can deliver the vessel on a defined date, it said. Depending on the stage at which the owner joins the process, the yacht can be customised to varying degrees.

Konstantin Kolpakov, CEO, Arcon Yachts said: “Heesen’s sales and marketing people provided us with excellent material to help us familiarise our client with this magnificent yacht. And despite the travel restrictions, they managed to arrange a visit for the buyer to see the yacht under construction. This was a crucial experience, as our client was able to appreciate in person the superb levels of organisation and quality that this Dutch shipyard delivers.”

Heesen’s 55m (180ft) steel class had its exterior designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and utilises large floor-to-ceiling windows and open bulwarks. The design includes a Fast Displacement Hull Form, patented by van Oossanen, which improves fuel efficiency. With two IMO III-compliant MTU 8V 4000 M63 engines, Project Gemini will achieve a top speed of 15.5kn, with a trans-oceanic range of 4,500nm at 13kn.

Up to 12 guests will be accommodated in six staterooms, with an 82m sq (880ft sq) owner’s apartment located forward on the main deck. Four guest cabins can be found on the lower deck, and there is a private VIP cabin on the bridge deck.

The interior has been drafted for Project Gemini by Luca Dini Design and Architecture, the first time this Italian studio and Heesen have partnered.

The company’s founder, Luca Dini said: “We were glad that our proposed interiors for Gemini found such immediate favour with the client, so close to the delivery date – this doesn’t always happen with a speculative build! But we still had time to tailor the details to the client’s needs, especially with regard to the choice of freestanding furniture, fabrics and craftsmanship. The result is stunning. It was a pleasing outcome for everyone.”

Project Gemini will be delivered at the end of October 2022 and will be part of the Arcon Yachts charter fleet.