Hull number 20555, a.k.a. the code-named Project Serena yacht in build at Heesen, is looking more like a true yacht following her hull and superstructure joining. She’s now in what one key team member calls “the most inspiring period of the design process.”
The statement comes from Silvia Marguitti of Luca Dini Design, the studio responsible for the interior looks and layout. Initially, the studio came onboard when Project Serena, a Heesen 55M Steel with new styling, was a spec build. Even after buyers signed a contract, though, Luca Dini Design has remained an integral part of the project. Margutti says this is an especially inspiring time because “we are also deeply involved in the engineering aspects of our design.” She goes on to say that the team treasures “this confluence of Italian creativity and Dutch perfectionism. Serena will be a masterpiece.”
The 180-footer (55-meter), with accommodations for 12, will feature soft, subtle colors to create warmth. The megayacht will make good use of oak and eucalyptus woods as part of the décor. Additionally, predominantly white marbles will be aboard, although ones with silver, blue, and green will serve as accents. Of course, the owners will have custom art throughout the decks, along with other intricate, highly personalized eye-catchers.
The Project Serena yacht hull and superstructure joining took place in late April, so she’s farther along than these images reveal. As that work continues, too, the superyacht will show off some of the new styling elements. For instance, the windows along the main deck are even bigger than the ones aboard previous 55M Steel deliveries. They also won’t have mullions between them, lending the illusion outside of one long pane of glass. The same is true one deck up, benefitting the skylounge.
The 760-gross-ton yacht, with a French balcony off the master suite, is on pace for delivery in the autumn of next year.
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More About the Project Serena Yacht
LOA: 180’5” (55 meters)
Beam: 31’6” (9.6 meters)
Draft: 9’4” (2.85 meters)
Guests: 12 in 6 staterooms
Engines: 2/1,340-hp MTUs
Range: 4,500 nautical miles at 13 knots
Builder: Heesen Yachts
Stylist: Omega Architects
Naval Architect: Van Oossanen Naval Architects
Interior Designer: Luca Dini Design