Sunday, January 12, 2014

Spotted In The Caribbean

Two very recognisable megayachts have been spotted enjoying the tropical sun of the Caribbean with their owners and guests.

Photo Credit: The Bitter End Yacht Club
The sporty 65m (213ft) "Galactica Star" that was launched by Heesen Yachts on the 25th of March 2013 and was spotted in the North Sound Virgin Gorda in the BVI last week.

The  Galactica Star 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 designed the sophisticated hydrodynamic hull shape that is 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 was handed over to her new owners in June 2013 and as you can see from the above image they are making full use of her.

Photo Credit: Green Flash Charters
There is not much known about the 78m (256ft) megayacht "Venus" also known to people as the "iboat". She was self designed by the late Steve Jobs in collaboration with Philippe Starck and was one of the most anticipated and secretive megayachts to be launched when she hit the water on the 28th of October 2012, a year after Steve Jobs passed away. Shes a stunning megayacht with sharp lines that has now become one of the world most recognisable megayachts.

No comments:

Post a Comment