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55m Steel FDHF 19255 Pollux

At Heesen we don’t just build yachts. We turn dreams into reality.



From day one, Heesen has pursued a consistent mission: to create yachts with exceptional standards of engineering and meticulous attention to detail.

challenge. The result: designs that continue to push the limit and set the industry’s benchmark. But the Heesen experience goes beyond building a perfect yacht. It’s all about exceeding the client’s expectations with first-class service at all times, throughout the customer journey.

To achieve this, skilled hands, driven by a passion for perfection, make all the difference. They are able to fulfil every customer’s dream. Each yacht is built

A yacht is a beautiful way to travel the world in luxury and expand your

entirely in-house, using the strongest aluminium and the toughest steel.

horizons. At Heesen, we create yachts on which the journey is as enjoyable as

This craftsmanship is matched by an unparalleled hunger for innovation and

the destination.

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Exterior design

Evolutionary style The 55m Steel encompasses proven efficiency with sophisticated style. Advanced naval architecture from Van Oossanen utilises the FDHF hull form to ensure performance and power. Combined with exterior design by Omega Architects, she offers a spacious volume of 760 GT. Innovative use of glass throughout provides an abundance of natural light and choice of panoramic vista after panoramic vista. The full beam sky lounge and main saloon embody this. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead to outdoor seating, dining and relaxation areas, delivering a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor. At the heart of the design is the owner’s stateroom, where an 82-squaremetre retreat awaits on the main deck. Elsewhere, ten guests are accommodated across five staterooms - all with en-suite facilities. A unique dedicated wellness area is accessible via the beach club, with the sun deck incorporating plenty of room for soaking up the best of the yacht life. Powered by two MTU 8V 4000 M63 engines, the 55m Steel achieves a top speed of 15.5 knots with a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 13 knots.


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Living the high life on the sun deck

The 100-square-metre sun deck accommodates a Jacuzzi, al fresco dining area, ample seating and a bar for all occasions. The hardtop provides welcome shade when desired, complemented by magnificent 360-degree views.

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Stunning views all around

The full beam sky lounge is found on the wheelhouse deck

Following the integrated staircase down to the main

and leads out to a spacious seating and dining area. A unique

deck, a generous seating area welcomes guests around

feature to the 55m Steel’s three sister ships, the VIP stateroom

fixed coffee tables and full-length main saloon. One deck

is also found on this deck. An additional comfortable seating

lower is the beach club, complete with sun loungers,

area is located at the bow - ideal for taking in spectacular

wellness area and unparalleled access to the ocean.

views whilst cruising.

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Interior design

Smart & approachable The sophisticated interior of this yacht was created by the British design duo Bannenberg & Rowell. A blend of natural, noble tones and a tailored spatial arrangement lends the environment gravitas and wide appeal. Smoked Oak chevron parquet flooring, white Thassos, grey St. Laurent and ivory Travertine marble throughout, with occasional warm bronze accents, underwrite fine workmanship and furnishings. Smart design, refined materials and effortless comfort combine to provide an elegant welcome.


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Main saloon

Main saloon


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Main saloon dining

Living in style

The sumptuous main saloon and dining area is dedicated to living in style. Flanked by large floor-toceiling windows, the space is bathed in natural light. Each area framed by cool whitened timber pillars, which undulate and ripple, forming a restrained organic backdrop. The area is completed with a custom grey oak dining table by Davidson London, inviting 10 for an unforgettable formal dining experience.

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Sky lounge

Spectacular versatility

The atmospheric sky lounge is designed with chic versatility in mind. The near panoramic effect of large windows and glass sliding doors draws in views and blurs the lines between inside and outside decks. Equally suited to a movie or afternoon aperitifs the sky lounge shifts easily between moods and landscapes. Here the palette is fresh and elegant, marrying pale smoky timber and ‘verre eglomise’ window frames with a soft leather ceiling raft, and those endless views.


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Owner’s stateroom

Located forward on the main deck, the show-

layered taupes, browns and creams. Special design

The main event

stopping stateroom is a welcoming full-beam

features include the gently radiused bulkhead

haven. Bannenberg & Rowell have continued the

behind the king size bed and the equally gently

neutral design philosophy, with a soft palette of

radiused ‘amenity’ bulkhead upon entry.

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Owner’s stateroom

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Owner’s bathroom

Owner’s bathroom

Continuing forward, owners will find a generous en-suite

classical, tranquil ambience. The symmetrical bathroom

A welcome retreat

bathroom. White Thassos marble, smoke-tinted ombre

is equipped with a full-size bathtub, separate shower,

etched glass and a duet of Silk Georgette grey Travertine

and his and hers vanity counters.

and St. Laurent marbles harmonise to create a modern,

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Main deck atrium

Seamless connection

The main staircase provides a smooth transition between three decks. Gently spiralling leather steps lead through to structured and impeccably detailed gallery-like halls. Refined tailored elevations, dressed in silky sycamore, invite bold artistic statements between the dark eucalyptus framed stateroom doors.


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Guest suite

Guest bathroom

Guest suites

The lower deck is home to four generous guest suites. Two double and two

A sense of luxurious calm

twin suites, all accompanied by en-suite facilities. There is a continuation of the use of the soft radii of the owner’s stateroom in the curved corner details of the suites. Bulkhead panelling details by the windows have been designed to give the impression of blinds, extending full height from floor to deckhead.

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Beach club

The best of the yacht life

The multifunctional beach club is undoubtedly a firm favourite on board, epitomising the best of the yacht life. Jump straight into the ocean from the teak floor, and be welcomed back with a blast in the sauna. Unwind in the sunloungers whilst catching up on your favourite series on the mounted TV, or boost your energy levels with the gym equipment.


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Specifications 55m Steel FDHF


Technical Details

Yard number:


Maximum speed (half load):

15.5 knots

Hull type:

Twin propeller, FDHF

Range at 13 knots:

4,500 Nm

Naval architect:

Van Oossanen / Heesen Yachts

Fuel capacity:

100,000 litres / 26,400 US Gallons

Exterior design:

Omega Architects

Fresh water:

24,000 litres / 6,340 US Gallons

Interior design:

Bannenberg & Rowell Design


Lloyd’s  100A1 SSC YACHT [] LMC, UMS

Large Commercial Yacht Code LY3 Hull:





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Main engines:

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

Maximum power:

2 x 1,000kW


2 x ZF 5356

Engine control:

MTU Blue Vision (New Generation)


2 x five blade fixed pitch

Length over all:

55.00 metres / 180 ft 5 inches

Main generators:

2 x Zenoro, each 175kW

Beam over all:

9.60 metres / 31 ft 6 inches

Emergency generator:

1 x Zenoro, 80kW

Draft (half load):

2.85 metres / 9 ft 4 inch


ZF-Marine 125kW, electrically driven

Displacement (half load):

Approx. 600 tons



Approx. 760 GT



Propulsion Details






Full-beam owner’s stateroom, four double

guest suites and one VIP suite

Naiad Dynamics, 2 fins, type 720, zero speed

General Arrangement 55m Steel FDHF

Sun deck

Wheelhouse deck

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Main deck

Lower deck

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Shipyard 11

Ever since Frans Heesen started out in 1978, the shipyard has continuously expanded and improved its infrastructure and docks. Today, it is one of the most advanced and well-equipped yacht-building facilities in the world.


Its 22,000 square metres of covered area and 2,900 square metres of workshop space offer everything you need to construct a product as complex as a Heesen yacht. Production capacity has gradually increased with the addition of new docks. In 2016, following the success of the 65-metre Galactica Star and 70-metre Galactica Super


The shipyard is located in the Dutch city of Oss, 150

Nova, a 90-metre shed and dry dock were completed.

kilometres inland and connected to the North Sea by a

These new facilities allow the construction of yachts up to

series of canals and rivers.

83 metres entirely in-house.

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50-metre slipway


85-metre dry dock


50-metre dry dock


70-metre dry dock


Aluminium construction shed


57-metre dry dock


57-metre dry dock


57-metre dry dock


Technical department / warehousing








Crew offices





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Handcrafted by Heesen Building a yacht is probably one of the most complex processes you can undertake. Few products involve more skills and technology. And in this high-tech era of robots and fully automated production, a Heesen yacht is still largely crafted by hand.


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Heesen‘s modern Oss shipyard builds from 40 to 83 metres, all on site

The design comes to life The backbone of each Heesen yacht is a hull welded to perfection. It is always a magical moment when the first contours of the hull appear and the yacht’s design comes to life. Heesen uses aluminium – which requires highly skilled and experienced welders – and steel to construct. In 2016, the shipyard used approximately 265 tonnes of aluminium and approximately 475 tonnes of steel to build 4 yachts – 2 steel and 2 aluminium hulls.

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A perfect finish Several layers of epoxy primer are applied to the aluminium and steel surfaces of the yacht, giving the hull and superstructure a smooth finish and a perfect basis for the paintwork. It takes a trained eye and skilful hands to apply each layer of coating and paint with exactly the right thickness.


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The marriage The definitive shape of the yacht is determined by another key moment in the building process: the marriage, when the hull and superstructure are joined. It is all about perfect timing and precision when the crane operator lowers the superstructure onto the hull.

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Heesen interiors As one of the few yacht builders to have an entire in-house department of interior specialists, Heesen guarantees consistent quality and custom design solutions that spark your imagination.

‘Heesen builds its yacht interiors entirely in-house, a service that differentiates the shipyard from others in the world and enables it to guarantee the quality it promises’


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Interior workshop The shipyard’s main interior workshop is situated in Winterswijk, just over an hour’s drive from Oss, and provides more than 8,100 square metres of working space. Here, a large group of craftsmen work on up to five Heesen projects at the same time. This is where all of the luxury areas – such as the atrium, saloon, dining, owner’s stateroom and guest suites – are created. At the shipyard in Oss, another 30 craftsmen work on the interiors of all the service areas and sky lounges. Rather unusually in this industry, Heesen builds its yacht interiors entirely in-house, which requires every type of machinery and skill on location. ‘This is something that has evolved over the years and we are very proud of it,’ Henry Schreur, director of Heesen Interiors, explains, ‘because we have been responsible for many awardwinning yacht interiors.’ Schreur refers to the acclaimed My Sky, Galactica Star, Elena, Amore Mio and Galactica Super Nova. This requires a lot of talent. It is one reason why Heesen invests heavily in the acquisition of young talent.

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After Sales & Yacht Services With an ever-expanding fleet of superyachts cruising the world, it was natural to broaden the scope of services and launch a comprehensive programme called ‘Yacht Services by Heesen’ alongside the shipyard’s existing After Sales programme. The inhouse programme consists of three pilars to enhance the overall owners’ experience and improve the operational reliability of their assets.

throughout her entire lifespan. From the instant our skilled team of workers finish building the yacht, she is placed in the caring hands of our After Sales team, who put her to the test in a sea trial and make sure everything works exactly as it should. And from that moment on, our After Sales experts keep watching over the yacht, ensuring she stays in peak condition. On top of this, Heesen proactively reaches out to all

Taking delivery of a Heesen yacht is the start of a journey – a carefree

owners with the four yacht services detailed on the

journey, thanks to the support of Heesen’s After Sales programme, which

following pages.

ensures premium care and provides maintenance and technical support

Engine room


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Original Spare Parts & Provisioning We ensure operational reliability and avoid a delayed or cancelled cruise due to technical failures by offering original components at all times. To be able to offer this, the shipyard maintains excellent relations with all equipment suppliers to make sure that high-quality, warrantyprotected and competitively priced parts arrive on time.


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Refit This pillar was introduced to ensure that Heesen’s Dutch quality standards can be maintained throughout the lifecycle of a yacht. Owners sometimes have to fall back on local shipyards and subcontractors when maintenance and repair work is required, This is why Heesen provides managerial assistance on necessary refit, repair and renewal work, either from a distance or on location. A flying squad of technicians is ready to travel at a moment’s notice to any location in the world.

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Customer Support & After Sales This department consists of a warranty and customer support team. Heesen’s warranty team looks after all claims and warranty. Usually, warranty staff get involved a few months before delivery to make sure all parts are in excellent shape when the warranty period begins. Customer Support, on the other hand, provides general 24/7 support to any Heesen client in need, including on location with our flying squad. More recently, the shipyard launched a new service: the annual survey. This thorough periodical check ensures that yachts are signed off every quarter during the warranty period and annually thereafter. This is a mutually beneficial check, guarding the operational reliability as well as our brand image. This shift from reactive towards preventive and eventually predictive maintenance support means an impressive leap forward in customer service for all Heesen owners.

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Holland, home of yacht building It is no coincidence that many of the best shipyards in the world are found in Holland. Our passion for yacht building and commitment to quality is unrivalled. And that is what makes Heesen Yachts the world’s leading builder of high-performance yachts. We hope to see you soon to realise your dream.


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Living the Good Life


Contacts Headquarters & Shipyard Rijnstraat 2 5347 KL, Oss The Netherlands +31 412 66 55 44

Agent North America, Mexico, Bahamas & Caribbean 1819 SE 17th Street, Suite 2 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 USA +1 954 533 5040

Agent Middle East Indigo Icon Tower – Office 508 Jumeirah Lakes Towers P.O. Box 29717 – Dubai, UAE +971 4 34 34 004

Agent South East Asia 204-B, Block “K”, Mukim 12, Batu Maung, 11960, Penang, Malaysia +60 462 626 28

Š Heesen Yachts 2020. This brochure has been prepared for general marketing purposes. The information contained in this brochure (including without limitation any information concerning the dimensions, capabilities and performance characteristics of the subject yacht) is given in good faith but is not warranted to be accurate. All such information is subject to change at any time without notice. Heesen Yachts gives no warranty or representation, nor shall it be liable, in contract, tort or any other way, for any claims relating to or arising from any use made of any such information.

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