Built in aluminium by Dutch yard Heesen Yachts with an exterior and interior design by Frank Laupman at Omega Architects, Galatea was delivered in February 2014 as the first in the yard's projected line of 'sportster' motor yachts. A calm, modern interior, using contrasting woods, simple clean lines, marquetry and glass detailing accommodates up to 11 guests in five cabinss. These consist of a full-beam master suite on the main deck, two VIP cabins and two twin cabins, one with a Pullman berth, and all have en suite facilities.
An open flybridge layout with 85 square metres of deck space includes a helm station and a shaded dining area protected by glass side panels, along with a teppanyaki grill and custom teak furnishings. The hard top is a permanent fixture and offers good protection while Biminis can be erected over those bits of deck it doesn’t cover to offer total shelter from the sun. Other outdoor areas comprise an enormous foredeck sun pad and an aft deck al fresco dining terrace. The saloon includes a large lounge and a dining area with full-height glass doors bringing the outside in.
Twin 3,800hp MTU engines give her a maximum speed of 28 knots, a 2,200 nautical mile range at 12 knots and Galatea features the latest Seakeeper zero-speed stabilisers to provide ultimate comfort to guests.
Still under yard warranty, Galatea was asking €19.5 million.