A gorgeous 55m steel yacht, featuring the innovative Fast Displacement Hull Form
Scheduled for delivery in October 2022, Project Gemini is the latest in the Shipyard’s 55m Steel class and showcases yet again the Dutch superyacht leaders’ expertise in combining sustainable yacht building with impressive, next generation design.
With exteriors designed by Omega Architects, Project Gemini has a top speed of 15.5 knots and offers generous internal and external space, satisfying new consumer trends and the need for larger areas. The yacht, which can accommodate 12 guests in six luxurious suites, boasts panoramic views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, affording a seamless connection to its outdoor seating, relaxation areas, wellness centre, and large beach club for water sports enthusiasts.
“The overall external footprint, spread across three levels, is deceptively large, with ample space dedicated to pure onboard enjoyment,” says Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. “Offering space, volume and an optimised experience at sea, Gemini combines design with advanced naval architecture, engineering a marriage of creative and technological flair.”
With impressive interiors by Luca Dini Design & Architecture, Project Gemini is characterised by a geometric aesthetic which creates clearly defined areas threaded throughout the yacht, with tactile materials such as wood, leather, metal and marble, offering warmth and texture. Glass is the standout material onboard, with mirrors artfully placed to bounce the light flooding the interior space through the windows.
“We opted for lightly toasted colours – almonds, creams and chocolate – to give the space warmth but keep it neutral. And we made the most of the large windows that provide natural light and flowing spaces,” says Dini.
Project Gemini sports a patented steel Fast Displacement hull, devised by Dutch hydrodynamicists van Oossanen and honed by Heesen’s in-house naval architects and engineers. Heesen is continually improving its’ yachts hull form designs, making them lighter, and less resistant, thus reducing fuel consumption (by 20 – 30 percent). Even with an eco-friendlier build, this structure enables increased ride comfort, both underway and at anchor.