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Located in Oss, Netherlands, Frans Heesen established in 1978 the company bearing his name. Heesen Yachts specializes in luxury high-performance, all-aluminum motor yachts. Since 1992 the shipyard also builds long-range, steel-hulled full-displacement vessels. Heesen Yachts can currently build yachts from 121 feet (37 meters) to 213 feet (65 meters).
Heesen’s GALACTICA STAR:
Heesen’s 65m Fast displacement all-aluminium motor yacht GALACTICA STAR successfully completed sea trails in the North Sea with an air temperature of 11 degrees Celsius, wind force oscillating from 4 to 5 Beaufort and waves over a meter high.
The GALACTICA STAR reached speeds of 28.8 knots, 2+ knots over the contractual speed. The vessel performed well, moved smoothly through the water and was reported to be very manoeuvrable. The guests’ comfort onboard is further insured by 5 Sea Keeper gyro stabilizers.
The new build has accommodations for up to 12 guests and includes some notable luxury features. The duplex beach club is located aft on the main and lower decks and boasts a 22 square meter swimming platform and 10 square meter side-balcony.
On the lower deck of the duplex beach club there is a sauna, hammam, shower room, day head and a fully equipped bar. Another notable feature is the glass bottom of the swimming pool in the main deck which allows natural light to glimmer through the water to the bar area beneath.The large sunbathing area on the fore deck transforms into a touch-and-go helipad. GALACTICA STAR also features tender garages with gull-wing doors beneath the fore deck.
Heesen Yachts is the first of it’s kind to use aluminum for both hull and superstructure in its innovative hull configuration. The company’s Fast Displacement hull configuration is the perfect platform for creating a new luxury yacht generation where increased performance and reduced environmental impact begin with the hull design.
For more information regarding GALACTICA STAR contact: Team@WorthAvenueYachts.com
In 2012, the company completed two top-notch superyachts, the 115-foot (35-meter) Galactica Plus and the 154-foot (47-meter) My Secret, which made 10 yachts for 2012. Other motor yachts splashing in 2012 include the Lady Petra (built for Frans Heesen), and Lady L. Notable superyachts 164-foot (50-meter) Satori and the 180-foot (55-meter) Quinta Essentia launched in 2011. Heesen works with such naval architects and designers as Art-Line, Bannenberg & Rowell, Dobroserdov Design, Frank Laupman and Omega Architects, Keech Green. Ken Freivokh, Rémi Tessier, and more.
The fully custom, all-aluminum, semi-displacement Galactica Plus boasts a 22-foot beam and features exterior styling and interior design from Omega Architects. A pair of MTU 16V 2000 M94 engines power Galactica Plus to a top speed of 27 knots, and at 11 knots this this luxury vessel has a 1,400-nautical-mile range. It is built to ABS class and is MCA compliant.
With an interior by London-based Bannenberg & Rowell and exterior styling by Omega Architects, My Secret is a steel-hulled full-displacement motor yacht sporting a 29-foot beam. Built to Lloyds and MCA standards, this yacht powers up to a 15-knot maximum speed and has a 4,000-nautical-mile range at 12 knots, all thanks to two MTU 8V 4000 M63 engines.
Contact us today for more information on our Heesen yachts for sale, to discuss a new-build Heesen or to charter a Heesen yacht, or call 561.833.4462.