03 August 2022
YN 19755 from Heesen Yachts, formerly known as Project Gemini and now named M/Y Reliance, has launched.
The yacht began as a speculative venture and the client, introduced by Arcon Yachts Monaco, joined 15 months into the construction, early enough for Heesen’s engineering team to make some essential modifications.
The changes include an opening window in the master stateroom and a new layout for the bathroom, plus windows in the transom door to allow natural light into the beach club.
“We’re pleased that Heesen was able to meet yet another important milestone in the construction of this 55-metre,” said Richard Kaye of Arcon Yachts.
“The experience of the shipyard in the construction of its Series yachts is an awesome guarantee for our clients. Time is priceless for our customers.
“Consequently, for us as the broker, it is invaluable that the shipyard can stick to the schedule. It reinforces our credibility and reassures the client about their choice.”
The shark-grey hull, a choice by the owners to imbue their yacht with a strong character, perfectly matches the muscular exterior by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects.
It echoes the distinctive shark tooth in the overhang of the superstructure, a signature design feature that embellishes the profile and makes the 55-metre Steel design recognisable from afar.
M/Y Reliance marks the debut of Heesen’s collaboration with Luca Dini Design and Architecture. The Italian designer and his team worked closely with the owners and Arcon’s project manager to adapt the design to their taste.
Six spacious staterooms accommodate 12 guests, with the 82-square-metre owners apartment located on the main deck forward and the VIP on the bridge deck. The remaining guest cabins, two doubles and two twins, are on the lower deck.
“I would like to congratulate our incredible colleagues for their commitment to working hard to meet this important deadline,” said Rick van de Wetering, Heesen COO.
“It is a collective success that we also achieved thanks to the impeccable collaboration with our suppliers, who are an integral part of our success and who we consider part of our extended family.”
M/Y Reliance is due for delivery in late 2022 and will join the exclusive charter fleet of Arcon Yachts.