Heesen Prepares Vida for Sea Trials

Previously known as Project Antares, Vida is Hull No. 3 of Heesen's 180-foot FDHF Steel class.
Heesen’s 180-foot Vida will serve as a mothership for her owner’s sportfishing fleet. Courtesy Heesen Yachts

Heesen Yachts says the 180-foot Vida, formerly known as Project Antares, is ready for sea trials.

Vida is Hull No. 3 in Heesen’s 180-foot Fast Displacement Hull Form Steel class of yachts. The yacht is intended to serve as a mothership for the owner’s sportfishing fleet, with the ability to refuel and recharge two sportfishing boats without returning to port.

Exteriors are by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. Interiors are by Be Design Associates in Florida, which previously worked on residential projects for the yacht’s owner. The interior’s architectural structure, with sole-to-ceiling windows, is by Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini.

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The yacht’s exterior design is by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. Courtesy Heesen Yachts

When is delivery expected? Sometime this spring. Vida is expected to make her public debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, after an inaugural season of cruising the Mediterranean.