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7 of our favourite Heesen superyachts

7 of our favourite Heesen superyachts

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Galactica Super Nova

The largest Heesen superyacht to date

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Galactica Super Nova

Heesen Yachts has launched more than 100 custom superyachts since it was founded in 1978. Over the years it has delivered aluminium built semi-displacement yachts and steel hulled displacement yachts.

More recently, Heesen has developed a series of ‘Fast Displacement’ superyachts, that have higher speeds and greater fuel efficiency than the traditional luxury yacht. The most recent Fast Displacement yacht to be launched by Heesen is also its largest: Galactica Super Nova.

Galactica Super Nova is expected to hit at least 30 knots in her upcoming speed trials, and will have a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. Built for a repeat client, this Heesen yacht has an infinity pool with jet stream for lap swimming, a waterfall and a helideck that turns into an outdoor cinema.

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Galactica Star

Heesen's multiple award winning superyacht

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Galactica Star

The multiple award winning Galactica Star was launched by Heesen in 2013. She combines sleek lines and an innovative hull, and also features a massive beach club.

The glamorous superyacht, which has previously been chartered Beyoncé and Jay Z, picked up the prize for the best semi-displacement yacht over 50 metres at the 2014 World Superyacht Awards.

At 65 metres, Galactica Star is the largest yacht to be launched by Heesen to date. However, Heesen will launch the 70 metre yacht Project Kometa later this year.

Picture courtesy of Jeff Brown

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Octopussy

The record breaker

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Octopussy

In the 1980’s, superyacht owner John Staluppi was looking for a boat that could do over 50 knots, so he entered into a deal with Heesen.

"The boat has to do over 50 knots,” said Staluppi to Frans Heesen. “If it does under 50 knots I don’t have to take the boat. If the boat does 51 knots or more, for every knot over 51 knots we would pay a $200,000 bonus."

Octopussy did 53 knots, and in doing so became the fastest superyacht in the world at the time. The 43.6 metre yacht has now had a refit and is no longer capable of the same top speed.

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