Sunday, May 5, 2013

Heesen Yachts Launch 65m Galactica Star

News just out, we finally get the first look at the stunning 65m (213ft) "Galactica Star" that was launched by Heesen Yachts on the 25th of March 2013.

The concept was presented to the superyacht community in September 2010 at the Monaco Yacht Club and the contract for the construction of the first 65m FDHF was signed just one month later, in October 2010. Construction took place at the Heesen facility in Oss where the laying of the keel was marked with an official ceremony in February 2011.

Van Oossenan naval architects have designed a sophisticated hydrodynamic hull shape that will be 30% more efficient than your traditional round bilge superyacht design. Her advanced design combines a special hybrid hull form that results in a very low wave profile over the entire speed range, while also improving manoeuvrability. This provides low running costs for Galactica Star, as well as lowering the environmental footprint due to reduced engine emissions. Your perfect green superyacht.

Frank Laupman at Omega Architects was responsible for the streamlined exterior lines, while Bannenberg and Rowell Design have created the sophisticated interior. She is scheduled to leave the Heesen facility in a few weeks, where she will head to the North Sea for some intensive sea trials before she is handed over to her new owners in June 2013.

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