YN 20655 Project update: Dutch Craftsmanship and Italian Design Meet on Venus
Heesen delighted to share with you that YN 20655 (Project Venus), the latest addition to their best-selling 55-metre Steel Class, is currently in build at Talsma in Friesland, North of Holland.
To ensure high-quality standards, Heesen partnered with Talsma to construct steel hulls to avoid cross-contamination with the welding of the aluminium hulls at our facility in Oss. The hull construction is on track and currently 80% completed. Transport to our shipyard, engine installation, and joining are scheduled for September this year. She is available for sale, with delivery in Q2 2025.
Luca Dini Design and Architecture, the prestigious Italian studio, has been entrusted by Heesen to design Project Venus’ 760 GT interior. Silvia Margutti, head designer on the project, has created a unique and daring identity that remains friendly and pleasant, thriving on contrasts and providing a unique harmony.
Mark Cavendish, Heesen CCO, states: “Project Venus presents a unique opportunity for clients who want a yacht big enough to accommodate luxury but compact enough to access small ports in the Mediterranean. Her sturdy hull and excellent seakeeping will offer safe and comfortable passages in all sea conditions. The ultra-performing FDHF hull form, powered by two IMO III engines of just 1,000kw each, will deliver a top speed of 15,5 knots. The top-notch Dutch quality and the short delivery time make Project Venus a unique opportunity for yacht connoisseurs who want to be involved in the fun part of decorating a luxurious home away from home, with the certainty of taking delivery of a yacht with proven performance and exceptional value.”
Project Venus boasts six staterooms and sleeps twelve guests. The 96 sqm owner’s quarters are located on the main deck forward and include a study with a large TV screen and sofa, a double dressing room, an elegant full-beam bathroom with Fior di Pesco Carnico floor-to-ceiling marble, and quirky Gessi Venti20 Serie in Black metal. On the lower deck, two double and two twin suites offer ample space for guests. A sixth cabin is located on the bridge deck. The main saloon features a well-proportioned and continuous space traditionally shared by a lounge and a dining area. The sea view floods in through side windows, reflected and amplified by mirrors, guiding the gaze towards the aft doors.
The sky lounge features outdoor furniture by Exteta to emphasise the connection with the aft terrace. The sundeck has a large hot tub connected to the bar and a lounge area ideal for kicking back and soaking up the views and the lifestyle. Meanwhile, the beach club and bar area on the lower deck offer easy access to the water.
Project Venus is the fifth collaboration between the Dutch Shipyard and leading Italian designer Luca Dini Design and Architecture.
Perry van Hirtum, head of Interior Design at Heesen, comments: “Over the years, we have developed a shared view on how to approach a new project, and now we genuinely enjoy working together, making the best of the Italian creativity and Dutch painstaking precision and construction quality.”
To gain a better understanding of this project, please watch the walkthrough video. It offers a unique perspective on Venus’s interior design and precious finishes.