7 JUNI 2021

How do you complete a complex project like a superyacht build in Covid times? Heesen already pulled it off twice this year, and their most recent launch is 55-metre Moskito, previously known as Project Pollux. Our host Charlotte Kan visits Dickie Bannenberg of renowned design studio Bannenberg & Rowell to take us behind the scenes of the fascinating interior design process. They are joined by Heesen Executive Commercial Officer Mark Cavendish to discover the fine details of this extraordinary yacht.


Dickie Bannenberg

Founder of Bannenberg & Rowell

Dickie has accumulated some 35 years in the business, a good proportion of which were spent with his mentor and father the late Jon Bannenberg who is credited as being the founder of modern yacht design in the 1960s. Particularly fond of his father’s observation that his favourite design was always the next one, Dickie aims for the same but without leaving any crestfallen owners behind. The Bannenberg-Heesen relationship is a longstanding and successful one, with great projects that include the award-winning 65-metre Galactica Star.



Mark Cavendish

Executive Commercial Officer at Heesen

Mark has worked at the Dutch shipyard for 12 years, eight of them as CCO. With his successor Friso Visser taking over this position, Mark now takes on the role of Executive Commercial Officer, focusing on developing Heesen’s commercial presence in new markets. Mark is also responsible for developing the brokerage community network and will head up custom projects.