YN20655 Project VenusDelivery: Q2 2025
Muscular exterior lines for a true blue-water motor yacht
Project Venus is the latest in our popular 55-metre Steel series. Frank Laupman of Omega Architects has designed her an elegant and muscular profile and recently re-styled the exterior look to add a contemporary touch. Horizontal lines emphasise the optical length of the yacht and continuous sheets of tinted glass on the main and upper deck give Project Venus a whole new appeal. The French balcony in the owners’ apartment is a nook where they can enjoy the outdoors away from the rest of the guests.
Large enough to offer plenty of outdoor and indoor areas for relaxing, socializing and enjoying life on board, but not too big to access the charming harbours of the Mediterranean.
Project Venus is packed with all the latest features and design innovations.
The superstructure is adorned with a “shark tooth”, which is a smart design signature on the overhang of the wheelhouse that lends a powerful personality. The clean and svelte design required the removal of fashion plates; for example, the superstructure aft is completely free from pillars offering uninterrupted ocean vistas. This design feature significantly improves the indoor/outdoor connection and offers unsurpassed views of the sea from virtually every location on board, even when seated in the sky lounge. In the restyle, we even eliminated the window mullions in the main deck dining and sky lounge to afford an even stronger connection with the exterior surroundings.
The beauty of Venus also lies below the waterline. Thanks to her ultra-performing Fast Displacement hull in combination with two compact Two MTU4000 M63 (IMO Tier III), she will reach a top speed of 15,5 knots.
The layout is another attraction of Project Venus. With four guest cabins on the lower deck, the master stateroom on the main deck and a VIP suite on the bridge deck. This is a boon for clients interested in charter, but also Middle Eastern clients who like to have a lot of cabins. The choice of Luca Dini Design and Architecture for the interior styling was inspired, and they really bring additional pedigree to the game. Heesen is one of the few shipyards in the world to own a fine cabinet-making company, Heesen Yachts Interiors, craftspeople who work with the finest materials to deliver a painstaking interior.
Hull type: FDHF
Exterior design: Omega Architects
Interior design: Luca Dini Design & Architecture
Length over all: 55 metres / 180 feet 5 inches
Beam over all: 9.6 metres / 31 feet 6 inches
Draft (half load): 2.85 metres / 9ft 4 inches
Tonnage: Approx. 760 GT
Cabins: Full-beam owner's suite, one VIP suite, two double guest suites and two twin guest suites
Maximum speed (half load): 15.5 knots
Range: 4,500Nm at 13 knots
Fuel capacity: 100,000 litres / 26,400 US Gallons
Fresh water: 24,000 litres / 6,340 US Gallons
Main engines: 2 x MTU 8V 4000 M63 (IMO tier III)
Maximum power: 2 x 1000kW
Main generators: 2 x Zenoro, each 175kW, 50 hertz, 1 x Zenoro emergency gen 80kW, 50 hertz
Bowthruster: ZF-Marine 125kW, electrically driven
Stabilisers: Naiad Dynamics, 2 fins, type 720, zero speed