Heesen Yachts answered the prayers of one superyacht owner in the form of its new Galactica Super Nova, the largest vessel in its fleet to date
As far as the world of superyachts goes, I’d hardly call myself an expert. That said, I’m at least partially familiar with the calibre of Heesen Yachts’ creations, having thoroughly enjoyed an evening aboard one of their most luxurious vessels, the Ann G, at last year’s Monaco Yacht Show.
But 2016 is the year Heesen introduces its largest yacht to date, the 70m Galactica Super Nova, which incidentally is also one of the top 200 largest yachts in the world – and speedy for her size, to boot.
Heesen was the first to put into production the revolutionary Fast Displacement Hill Form technology developed by Oossanen Naval Architects, which benefits the new Galactica Super Nova. Combine that design with the addition of a third booster engine, the superyacht is capable of reaching speeds of more than 30 knots.
But owning a superyacht is about more than just speed. You also want the ultimate in luxury interiors to impress all those supermodels/hangers on/jealous landlubbers. The Galactica Super Nova’s lucky owner enjoys a 13,500-litre pool on the main deck (including a contra-flow system for swimming, a waterfall and an integrated Jacuzzi.
The bottom of the pool is made of glass to allow natural light to filter into the beach club below – which itself is stacked with goodies (quad ski, anyone?).
Inside there are six staterooms, with a master suite on the main deck, designed by Dutch master Sinot for a light, pure and well-balanced interior in monochromatic colours and a wide range of leather and stone.
Finally, what superyacht would be complete without a helipad to ensure you’re never more than a quick jaunt from the hustle and bustle of dry land? Certainly not the Galactica Super Nova, with it’s state-of-the-art touch-and-go helipad which doubles as an outdoor cinema.
Why? When you’re cruising the ocean in a super-luxe superyacht, why the hell not?