Heesen Yachts of the Netherlands has launched a new 70-m superyacht, the largest it has ever built.
Yacht number 17470, also known as Project Kometa, has been christened Galactica Super Nova by its owners.
Galactica Super Nova is not only the biggest yacht built by Heesen Yachts to date, but she is also one of the top 200 largest yachts in the world and one of the fastest yachts for her size.
The yacht utilises the revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) technology devised by van Oossanen Naval Architects, which Heesen was the first to put into production.
Thanks to the addition of a third engine to power a booster jet, Galactica Super Nova will be capable of reaching a top speed of more than 30 knots.
Heesen has been building fast yachts since 1978 and during that time it has become a world leader in the field.
With exterior lines by Espen Øino and interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, Galactica Super Nova is both an evolution of Heesen's long experience in the superyacht sector and also the result of a specific research into what the market wants and expects.
Galactica Super Nova is the result of what is perceived as a growing market demand for fast transit speeds, seamlessly combined with the high level of comfort and space traditionally associated with displacement yachts.
Beyond her terrific efficiency and high speed, Galactica Super Nova epitomises luxury on water. Having tender and toys (including a quad ski) housed in the garage located in the forward part of the hull, allowed to develop a fantastic beach club that offers the owners and their guests the possibility to enjoy a lifestyle closer to the water.
Other key features include a 13,500-litre pool on the main deck aft with contra flow system for swimming, a waterfall and integrated Jacuzzi for relaxing, while the glass bottom of the pool allows natural light to filter into the beach club below.
Forward on the main deck, a touch-and-go helipad facilitates guests arrival on board and doubles in an outdoor cinema that perfectly completes the luxurious lifestyle on board this superyacht.
This incredible piece of technological luxury is wrapped in a head-turning exterior design by world renowned designer and naval architect Espen Øino, who worked on a pre-established engineering platform provided by Heesen’s in-house experts.
Øino has been able to develop a profile that celebrates Heesen's DNA but at the same time brings in new design elements that make Galactica Super Nova stand out in Heesen's galaxy.
Twelve guests will be accommodated in six staterooms with the master suite on the main deck forward, four guests cabins on the lower deck and a VIP found on the wheel house deck aft.
The owner appointed acclaimed Dutch designer Sinot to create the light, pure and well-balanced interior with a sophisticated equilibrium between monochromic and soft colours.
The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, understated and inviting yet extremely refined.
A wide range of leathers – from galuchat to very soft calfskin – form the basis of the interior decor that includes a variety of stones such as calacatta luccicoso and various onyx.
The stand-out feature in the interior is the central staircase with a crystal elevator. Steel, nickel, chrome, wood and leather flow together to form a magnificent and grandiose architectural helix.
The new yacht will be extensively tested in the North Sea before being delivered to her owners in May 2016.
After her maiden voyage from the Netherlands to Montenegro, she will cruise in the Mediterranean for the summer season before finally making her public debut at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show.
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