The 180-foot Heesen yacht, formerly known as Project Antares, was released to its American owner and set sail this summer through the Mediterranean.
Impressive MTU 8V4000 M63 diesel engines produce a top speed of 16.47 knots, and thanks to her progressive fast displacement hull designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, she is able to minimize fuel consumption while reaching a range of 4,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots. VIDA sleeps up to 12 guests in six large cabins with a crew of 13. The 31.5-foot beam allows for staterooms such as the owner’s cabin, which is located on the main deck. Two VIP rooms, one double and two twins make up the remaining cabins. She also accommodates an active fishing lifestyle and can act as a storage facility for a sportfishing fleet of smaller vessels to refuel and replenish stocks.
The exquisite interior was designed by Florida-based company Be Design, led by Francesco Paszkowski in collaboration with Margherita Casprini. A key design feature is the backlit ivory onyx arch framing the aft entrance to the main saloon that doubles as an artistic display wine cellar that fits 21 bottles. The floating staircase also uses backlit onyx and fume mirror to enhance the optical illusion.
Designed by Omega Architects’ Frank Laupman, the sharp exterior speaks for itself.
The “beach club” includes a fully equipped modern gym and easy access to the water via swim platform, which makes it hard to refuse.