YN19055 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.
Rupert Connor from Luxury Yacht Group introduced the client and worked closely both with Thom Conboy from Heesen US office and with the team at the shipyard in Oss to close the deal. Our US operation has been responsible for the sale of six of the last 10 yachts – a remarkable statistic that confirms the importance of the US market for Heesen, as well as the key role played by the Fort Lauderdale-based team.
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.
Project Castor will be delivered to her new Owner after rigorous sea trials in the North Sea in May 2020. For those whose appetites have been whetted, Project Castor’s sistership – YN 19255 Project Pollux – is in build and available for delivery in Fall 2020.
YN 19055 Project Castor
Exterior Design: Omega Architects
Interior Design: Bannenberg & Rowell
Tonnage: approx. 760GT
Max Speed: 15.5 Knots