60m Steel: Project Ceres

Elegance meets strength

Ceres, the new 60 metre Steel Class combines the recognisable Heesen DNA with the functionality of a voluminous steel yacht. Blending elegant design with masculine details, space and versatility are combined in a powerful package. Ceres offers owners ample room for customisation. From the transformation of foredeck to helipad, to adding a VIP suite on the bridge deck aft – she is designed to suit.

The design pays particular attention to smart layouts and innovative design solutions to maximise living spaces. Crew and guest routing offer maximum privacy and enhanced onboard service. The ultra efficient Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) is devised by Van Oossanen and engineered by Heesen’s in-house specialists. Offering impressive top speeds of 15.5 knots, she has a transatlantic range of 4,500 nautical miles at 13 knots.

First impressions

The aluminium superstructure is sleek and elegant, with curved edges creating a softer aesthetic. Her profile displays distinctive Heesen lines, with a Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) enabling comfort and efficiency. Two MTU 8V 4000 M63 (IMO TIER III) engines provide a top speed of 15.5 knots and low fuel consumption.



Hull type: FDHF

Exterior design: Omega Architects

Interior design: To be decided

Hull: Steel


Length over all: 60.4 metres / 198 feet 2 inches

Beam over all: 10.9 metres / 35 feet 9 inches

Draft (half load): 3.35 metres / 11 feet

Tonnage: approx. 1,060GT


Crew: 15

Guests: 12

Cabins: Full-beam owner’s stateroom, four double guest suites and one VIP suite

Technical Details

Maximum speed (half load): 15.5 knots

Range: 4,500Nm at 13 knots

Fuel capacity: 125,000 litres / 33,020 US Gallons

Fresh water: 25,000 litres / 6,600 US Gallons

Propulsion Details

Main engines: 2 x MTU 8V 4000 M63 (IMO Tier III)

Maximum power: 2 x 1,000kW

Main generators: 2 x Zenoro, each 240kW

Bowthruster: ZF-Marine 175kW, electrically driven

Stabilisers: Naiad Dynamics, 2 fins, type 820, zero speed

General arrangement

Sun deck

Wheelhouse deck

Main deck

Lower deck



Mark Cavendish   Chief Commercial Officer

| Robert Drontmann   Sales Director

Heesen Yachts North America

Thom Conboy   Agent North-America, Mexico, Bahama's & Caribbean