Built in 2016, this multi award-winning 70.1m (229.9ft) yacht is the largest yet from Heesen Yachts. Van Oossanen was the naval architect with Espen Oeino International designing the exterior and the interior by Sinot Yacht Design. The result is exceptional in performance and aesthetic.
GALACTICA SUPER NOVA has a fast-displacement aluminium hull with Heesen's Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) and achieves 30 knots with her Rolls Royce waterjets. Powered by her twin 5,766hp MTU diesel engines alone she can cruise comfortably for 4,000nm at 12 knots.
Created to entertain family and friends in the utmost elegance, GALACTICA SUPER NOVA has a 6m (19.7ft) glass bottomed pool is on the main aft deck, separated from lounge seating by a waterfall feature. Below, the beach club on lower deck is lit by rays dappling through the pool above and extends in a swim platform aft and a sea terrace to port.
Contemporary living areas are defined in several bars and lounges on three guest decks. The main deck has formal dining, saloon and bar areas, designed with modern lines with smooth wood veneers and cream fabrics. The sun deck has a free flowing indoor-outdoor seating area, bar and open air dining, lightly divided by a sliding glass wall. The upper deck aft has another open air dining option and a sun lounge with banquette seating aft. The foredeck is accessed via the Portuguese bridge – this triple-purpose bridge deck acts as a touch and go helipad, outdoor cinema with CAT Marine immersive-sound speakers and a sunbathing area.
She welcomes 12 guests in six double cabins, including a full beam master on the main deck and a VIP apartment with its private study and lounge that doubles as a private staff stateroom. The full beam owner's suite has a modern and sleek interior, with contemporary ambient lighting to supplement the natural light. A forward facing berth dominates the room, plus there are large his and her bathrooms, and a walk in closet big enough to take an extensive wardrobe of cruising outfits. There is accommodation for 16 in the crews’ quarters. The bridge and galley are equipped with the latest technology.
The stairwell is an architectural feature worthy of note. Designed as a spiral around a glass and steel elevator serving lower to upper decks, the stairs extends the full height of the yacht. Each tread is precisely designed to with a curved edge motif that continues in the wall panels - this level of detailing is found throughout the yacht.