CASTOR has been launched at the Heesen Yachts facilities in Oss.

CASTOR belongs to Heesen Yachts’ 55m Steel Class with the Fast Displacement Hull Form by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Although the shipyard follows the Dutch guidelines of physical distancing, Heesen Yachts launched the yacht on schedule.

“By halving the number of employees working in the shipyard at any one time by working in two shifts, we did not lose productivity and increased flexibility.”

Castor Heesen Yachts

Photo by Dick Holthuis

CASTOR accommodates up to twelve guests in six cabins. There is a VIP suite on the bridge deck, the rest of the layout is traditional with the master suite on the main deck forward, two double cabins and two twin cabins have been placed on the lower deck.

The cruising speed of the yacht is 13 knots with a range of 4,500 nautical miles, while the maximum speed is 15.5 knots.