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Credit: Tom Van Oossanen

80m Heesen flagship Galactica on the move

10 January 2022• Written by Holly Overton

The 80m Heesen flagship Galactica has been spotted on the move as she heads to Harlingen where she will resume final outfitting following her launch in Oss last week.

Previously known as Project Cosmos, the all-aluminium flagship was first unveiled at the end of 2020 and has now left the shed ahead of sea trials later this month. Once delivered, Galactica will supersede the 70.07 metre Galactica Super Nova as the yard's flagship and take its place as the fastest aluminium yacht in her size class.

Credit: Tom Van Oossanen

Sold in March 2018, Galactica features exterior styling by British studio Winch Design while Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design was appointed to design the yacht's interiors. The project marks Heesen's third collaboration with Sinot after working together on the 55 metre Azamanta and 70 metre Galactica Super Nova

Accommodation is for up to 12 guests split across six cabins, including a main deck master suite, bridge-deck VIP and four lower deck cabins. The crew quarters will sleep a staff of 19 people. 

While pictures of the interior have yet to be revealed, a selection of renderings were released in December 2021 depicting the use of natural materials, with lighter hues and accents of blue and darker wenge. Other decorative materials will include black onyx, straw marquetry and crystal panels while custom furniture made from glass, marble, metal and various woods will add the finishing touches.

Other key features include a certified helideck on the bow beneath which sits the tender garage with room for a Winch-designed custom limousine.

Galactica's four MTU 4000 M73 engines totalling 19,000hp will be put to the test as she heads out on sea trials in the North Sea.

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