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Opposite objectives

Galactica Star, a 65-metre Heesen is the world’s first aluminium yacht with a fast displacement hull. As a result, she has achieved what was considered impossible if you think along conventional lines. The yacht was designed to achieve opposite objectives. To go faster but use less fuel and to go further but also faster. It is not a riddle, it is not evolution, it is quite simply the result of over 50 million computer calculations and exhaustive testing that had such extraordinary results that the model was retested to confirm the facts. In a world where a 5 percent gain is considered a triumph, this hull is 30 percent more efficient than any other yet tested.

First impressions

Leave aside the technical and enjoy the lifestyle. Deck space is staggering with over 267 square metres on her three upper decks. The foredeck is both a helipad and sun terrace set over gull wing doors that open to reveal a full-beam tender garage large enough for the 7.5 metre Art of Kinetik speedboat.

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Step aboard

Galactica Star has been laid out to enable guests to dine on any deck at any time of the day. With a choice of ten locations the crew can transform each place to suit the mood of the moment.

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Specifications

Hull type: FDHF

Exterior design: Omega Architects

Interior design: Bannenberg & Rowell Design

Hull: Aluminium

Length over all: 65.0 metres / 213 feet 2 inches

Beam over all: 11.30 metres / 37 feet 1 inches

Draft (half load): 3.10 metres / 10 feet

Tonnage: approx. 1,000 GT

Accommodations

Cabins: Full-beam owner’s stateroom, one upper deck VIP suite and four double suites

Technical Details

Maximum speed (half load): 28 knots

Range: 4,200Nm at 14 knots

Fuel capacity: 90,000 litres / 23,770 US Gallons

Fresh water: 30,000 litres / 7,920 US Gallons

Propulsion Details

Main engines: 2 x MTU 20V 4000 M93L

Maximum power: 2 x 4,300kW

Main generators: 2 x Kilo-Pak, each 175kW

Bowthruster: ZF-Marine 165kW, electrically driven

Stabilisers: 5 x Seakeeper Gyro, model 26000, zero speed

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Heesen yacht GALACTICA STAR is a 65m super yacht capable of speeds up to 29 knots.

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Heesen’s 65m Fast displacement all-aluminium motor yacht GALACTICA STAR successfully completed sea trails in the North Sea with an air temperature of 11 degrees Celsius, wind force oscillating from 4 to 5 Beaufort and waves over a meter high.

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The GALACTICA STAR reached speeds of 28.8 knots, 2+ knots over the contractual speed. The vessel performed well, moved smoothly through the water and was reported to be very manoeuvrable.

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The guests’ comfort onboard is further insured by 5 Sea Keeper gyro stabilizers.

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Yacht GALACTICA STAR Accommodations

Yacht GALACTICA STAR has accommodations for up to 12 guests and includes some notable luxury features.

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The duplex beach club is located aft on the main and lower decks. It boasts a 22 square meter swimming platform and 10 square meter side-balcony.

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On the lower deck of the duplex beach club there is a sauna, hammam, shower room, day head and a fully equipped bar. Another notable feature is the glass bottom of the swimming pool in the main deck which allows natural light to glimmer through the water to the bar area beneath.

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The large sunbathing area on the fore deck transforms into a touch-and-go helipad. Heesen yacht GALACTICA STAR also features tender garages with gull-wing doors beneath the fore deck.

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Heesen Yachts is the first of it’s kind to use aluminum for both hull and superstructure in its innovative hull configuration. The company’s Fast Displacement hull configuration is the perfect platform for creating a new luxury yacht generation where increased performance and reduced environmental impact begin with the hull design.

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Heesen’s designers and naval architects had to think far outside of the box to build Galactica Star. The 65-meter yacht is the biggest that Heesen has ever built. It’s also the world’s first aluminum yacht to use a fast displacement hull. This innovative approach to design makes Galactica Star 30 percent more efficient than similar yachts.

Galactica Star includes technological breakthroughs, but it does so in combination with a variety of aesthetics that make it feel more like a luxury beach club than a yacht. Designers put special attention in every detail to build a unique experience for the owner and his guests.

Galactica Star’s Specifications

Galactica Star has a full-beam master suite, four double cabins, and an upper deck VIP cabin, making enough space for up to 12 guests in addition to spaces set aside for crewmembers.

The yacht offers the owner and his guests the opportunity to travel at speeds up to 28 knots. Pushing the boat to this level of performance, of course, reduces its range. Even when traveling at 28 knots, though, Galactica Star uses 20 percent less fuel than conventional yachts. With a fuel capacity of 90,000 liters (23,770 gallons) and the highest power-to-weight ratio of comparable yachts, she has a range of 4,200 nautical miles when traveling at 14 knots. This hull is 30 percent more efficient than any other tested. That makes long journeys possible.

Guests never have to worry about running out of water during long trips. Galactica Star has a fresh water capacity of 30,000 liters (7,920 gallons). 

Galactica Star comes equipped with the latest technology to help guests explore the world in safety. Two MTU 20V 4000 M93L main engines deliver power to Schaffran five-blade propellers with a 2,000mm fixed pitch. An MTU Blue Vision engine control system, 165kW HRP bowthruster, Sperry Marine Systems steering system, and five 26000 Seakeeper Gyro stabilizers give the captain complete control over the yacht’s direction and speed.

Power comes from four on-board generators: two Kilo-Pak 175kW generators, one Kilo-Pak harbor 99kW, and one Kilo-Pak emergency 80kW generator. These are four of the world’s most reliable options for creating electricity while traveling the world’s oceans and shorelines.

Life Aboard Galactica Star

Galactica Star offers some of the most luxurious features that guests could expect to find at even the world’s most distinctive beach clubs. 

The three upper decks have over 267 square meters of space for guests to enjoy. The foredeck features a sunbathing area for guests who want to bask in the sun’s warm rays. It also has a casual dining area and an area designed specifically for parties. Guests who love dance parties will love this area of the boat. No matter what area of the world they visit, this is one of the best clubs around.

A beach club sits on the yacht’s lower deck. Guests have access to a 22-sqare meter swimming platform that lets them dive or casually lower themselves into the water. The beach club also has a 77-sqare ––meter indoor lounge. The lounge features a sauna, fully stocked bar, sofas, air conditioner, and a large plasma screen television. It’s the perfect place whether guests want to enjoy the water or sit inside a comfortable area to escape the heat.

Inside Galactica Star

The exterior decks offer plenty of spaces for fun parties and relaxing in the sun. Inside, though, guests will find attractive designs that offer comfortable seating, lively bars, and some of the best sleeping accommodations available on the water.

Guests who want to enjoy lively parties should spend time on the upper deck’s dining terrace and sky lounge. These two areas connect to create a 70-square meter area where the owner and his guests can socialize at all times of the day. A fully stocked bar makes a great place for a small number of guests to spend time together. Using the entire area, however, creates the perfect room for a party full of onboard guests and those invited to spend a few hours aboard Galactica Star before returning to shore.

The main deck’s dine-in galley has a unique feature rarely seen on luxury yachts. The chef’s table, inspired by the world’s greatest restaurants, gives guests an opportunity to speak with a knowledgeable chef. It’s the best way for them to enjoy the best food and drink pairings created to match their specific preferences.

As with most luxury yachts, the master suite pushes the limits of the interior designers’ talents. The suite has 72 square meters on the main deck that opens onto a private balcony. The master suite also features a walk-in robe and mirrored wall that makes the space seem even larger than it is. The en suite uses heavyweight stone that has been reduced to a few milimeters of thickness by Heesen’s masons. Lexington marble basins are built into silver travertine units accented by large white marble panels. It goes without saying that the designers put considerable time into detailing every inch of this fascinating space. It is much more than the typical en suite bathroom.

A few lucky guests get the chance to sleep in a VIP bedroom located on the upper deck. The VIP bedroom features a separate lounge where guests can relax during the day or unwind before getting into bed.

The lower deck has four guest suites with their own en suites bathrooms. Each one has been designed to match the highest levels of design. Even the most fastidious guests will find themselves in awe of the accommodations. 

Galactica Star stands out as one of the most amazing yachts built by Heesen’s designers. It also stands out as one of the world’s most luxurious 65-meter yachts. The large size, variety of spaces, and attention to detail make it one of the most wonderful ways to explore the world.

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Heesen Yachts launches new 65-meter superyacht Galactica Star

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Dutch superyacht builder Heesen Yachts has launched the 65-meter superyacht Galactica Star, which is yard’s largest yacht for the year.

Featuring the naval architecture by Van Oossanen with an exterior design by Omega Architects, the Galactica Star is constructed in all-aluminium. It features an elegant interior designed by London-based Bannenberg & Rowell Design.

Designed to provide a luxury cruising experience to the guests, the Galactica Star will accommodate 12 guests. Each deck features plenty of seating areas. There is a jacuzzi pool with a glass bottom located on the aft main deck, which will pour natural light into the beach club, one deck directly below. Two decks up to the aft sundeck, it features another small dip pool with large sunpadded area.

Apart from that it features a balcony on the starboard side of the Master Stateroom. It features a touch-and-go helipad on the foredeck and when not in use, it easily becomes open space for setting out lounge chairs for the guests.

Galactica Star's tenders are stored within the bow area and served by twin gull-wing shell doors on either side of the hull.

Galactica Star is expected to be delivered to the owner in June 2013 after sea trials.

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Seized superyacht 'Galactica Star' linked to Panama Papers put up for auction by US court

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By Katia Damborsky   5 April 2019

It is being reported that the 65m/ 213ft motor yacht ‘Galactica Star’ is being offered for sale in a sealed bid auction, after the superyacht was seized in West Palm Beach due to possible connections to an ongoing Nigerian oil corruption scandal.

Yesterday marked the first day of closed bidding on Heesen superyacht GALACTICA STAR, a superyacht which is at the centre of a money-laundering and corruption scandal that was unearthed by the Panama Papers in 2016.

Bidding on the megayacht will close on May 19, with a reserve price of $42 million.

The superyacht was allegedly bought by Nigerian oil magnate Kolawole Aluko, who is one of four defendants accused of cheating Nigeria out of almost $1.8 billion in siphoned crude oil sales.

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The US and Nigerian governments received Federal Court approval to sell the superyacht last month in Texas. According to Law360, a legal news sites, U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison approved it due to high maintenance and dockage fees, estimating the combined cost to be around $170,000 per month.

“The court also finds that the yacht is subject to market value depreciation and deterioration while it remains in the government’s possession,” he adds.

The court also finds that the yacht is subject to market value depreciation and deterioration while it remains in the government’s possession. US District Judge Keith Ellison

Aluko is part of a circle of oil traders who are the subject of frequent media speculation in Nigeria. He is alleged to have a close relationship with Nigeria’s former petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madeuke, who has been investigated for allegations of bribery and money laundering.

The U.S. government has also accused Aluko and another oil executive, Olajide Omokore, of laundering money in the United States and using it to acquire the yacht and other assets.

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This is not the first time the yacht has been subject to notoriety. In 2016, she played host to Beyonce and Jay-Z on a luxury private yacht charter around the coastlines of Italy and the island of Capri. Beyonce shared plenty of snaps from the trip, which celebrated her 32nd birthday.

Galactica Star is primed for celebrity vacations, with her helipad, numerous dining areas, deck jacuzzi and expansive sundeck.

YachtCharterFleet will be sure to keep you updated with more details regarding the sale of the superyacht. 

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Galactica Star 65 metre FDHF

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A t Heesen we don't just build yach ts. We turn dreams into reality.

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From day one, Heesen has pursued a consistent mission: to create yachts with exceptional standards of engineering and meticulous attention to detail. challenge. The result: designs that continue to push the limit and set the industry’s benchmark. But the Heesen experience goes beyond building a perfect yacht . It’s all about exceeding the client’s expectations with first-class service at all times, throughout the customer journey. To achieve this, skilled hands, driven by a passion for perfection, make all the difference. They are able to fulfil every customer’s dream. Each yacht is built A...

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Exterior Design Galactica Star is a 65-metre Heesen – the largest yacht we have ever built. It is the world’s first aluminium yacht with a fast displacement hull. As a result, she has achieved what was considered impossible if you think along conventional lines. Fortunately, Heesen does not. that the model was retested to confirm the facts. In a world where a 5 per cent gain is considered a triumph, this hull is 30 per cent more efficient than any other yet tested. The yacht was designed to achieve opposite objectives. To go faster but use less fuel and to go further but also faster. It is...

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Galactica Star 65 metre FDHF Leave aside the technical and enjoy the lifestyle. Deck space is staggering with over 267 square metres on her three upper decks. The foredeck is both a helipad and sun terrace set over gull wing doors that open to reveal a full-beam tender garage large enough for the 7.5 metre Art of Kinetik speedboat. Galactica Star

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With five zero speed gyro stabilisers, Galactica Star handles like no other yacht of her size. She is also incredibly steady at anchor. The sleek, streamlined superstructure is perfectly balanced both above and below the sea by a special bow that cuts through the water. Placing the tender garage forward has created the space for a duplex beach club that occupies over 25 per cent of the space on both the main and upper decks. Even at 65 metres, it is so easy to move around this yacht. Wrap around side decks and wide steps connect every level.

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Beach club Beach club The side platform measures over 10 square metres, perfect for two sunbeds and a drinks table. The swimming platform is 22 square metres, ideal for four more guests to relax and decide on the best way to take a swim – dive in or elegantly descend the carbon-fibre stepladder. Galactica Star

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Pure speed Galactica Star With her incredible speed advantage, while other yachts are cruising to the destination, you and your guests are relaxing on the sun deck.

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Inside the beach club there is a 77-square- bar, a sauna and large plasma screen metre air-conditioned lounge, equipped It's more like an entire private resort. with comfortable sofas, a fully stocked

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Deck space From stem to stern Sunbathe, relax, swim, entertain. Galactica Star is the epitome of the Heesen theme: everything you could possibly want, everywhere you could possibly want it. Galactica Star

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Outdoor space The foredeck has a sunbathing terrace as well as a casual dining area. Shade is provided by area few clubs could rival. Or perhaps it’s time to cool down in the Jacuzzi - the 20-metre sun awnings tethered to demountable pillars. This is also such a great place for a party with a dance deck is just one thought. Galactica Star

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Interior Design Galactica Star has been laid out to enable guests to dine on any deck at any time of the day. (And we have not even included room service in your suite.) With a choice of ten locations the crew can transform each place to suit the mood of the moment. From a quick snack in the beach club to a long lazy lunch on the sun deck; from a candle-lit dinner with gorgeous panoramic views on the upper deck terrace, to a finger buffet and cocktails on the foredeck. Champagne and crudités at the main deck bar or perhaps you Galactica Star want the more formal setting of the main dining...

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Yet another alternative Upper deck dining The upper deck dining terrace for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Walk in to the skylounge for cocktails before or after dinner or curl up on the sofas and armchairs and watch a film on the Kaleidescape movie system. Inside and out, this is a wonderful space of over 70 square metres that manages to be either intimate, or large enough to entertain a group of friends. Galactica Star

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Main deck and Jacuzzi By Omega Architects The upper level of the beach club is on the maindeck. Omega Architects’ dramatic exterior styling is inspiringly bold. The vast curves of the superstructure form a vital part of the monocoque structure. It is not usual on an exotic car but it’s highly unusual on a 65-metre yacht. Set out under four skylights that span almost the entire width of the deck, banquette sofas and Glyn Peter Machin signature armchairs create an incredibly relaxed atmosphere. Steps lead up to the infinity view glass bottom 3.5 square metre Jacuzzi.

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Sea level beach club Private resort Inside the beach club there is a 77-square-metres air-conditioned lounge, equipped with comfortable sofas, a fully stocked bar, a sauna and large plasma screen. Galactica Star

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Lower deck beach club The lower deck of the duplex beach club – the perfect place to meet and greet friends arriving by tender. Galactica Star

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The main deck bar and aft terrace. An intimate, highly sophisticated atmosphere is created by the bioethanol fireplace, backlit LED ceiling, a bar with polished steel strips and an oak floor with bleached wengé detailing. Galactica Star

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Main saloon The 92-square-metre triple aspect main saloon with a formal dining area that leads through to the mid section bar and out to the lounge. Galactica Star

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Dining Bannenberg and Rowell’s interior design Dramatic, striking, highly original and extremely demanding of several different skills quite apart from the final construction process. Our largest yacht was also our greatest challenge. Heesen Interiors and Sinnex worked together to create complex panelling, intricate furniture pieces and inlaid surfaces that can only be described as the art of craftsmanship. The designer’s idea, the owner’s enthusiasm - the buck stops at Heesen to problem solve and create something astonishing. Wall panel ideas included an interlinking weave of wenge edged...

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Superyacht Galactica Star launched by Heesen

Heesen announces the launch of its new flagship, the 65m superyacht Galactica Star .

Presented during the Monaco Yacht Show 2010, ordered one month later, keel laid in February 2011 and hull splashed in December 2011, Galactica Star is a 65-metre all-aluminium motor yacht based on the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) developed by Dutch naval architects Van Oossanen & Associates.

The Fast Displacement Hull Form is a truly innovative concept that increases the overall performance of the yacht by around 30 per cent. Powered by twin 4,300kW MTU 20V 4000 M93L Galactica Star will achieve a top speed of 27 knots and a range of 4,200 nautical miles at 14 knots.

Galactica Star has an exterior design by Omega Architects and an interior by Bannenberg & Rowell accommodating 12 guests in a full-beam master on the main deck, a VIP on the upper deck and four double cabins on the lower deck.

Discreetly launched at the end of March, Galactica Star is now leaving the yard for her sea trials. Her delivery is scheduled for June.

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65 m (213'03" )

11.3 m (37'00" )

3.1 m (10'02" )

1,000 t (1,102.3 us ton)

90,000 l (23,775 gal)

30,000 l (7,925 gal)

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Superyacht Galactica Star for Sale in Judicial Bid Arrangement

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Her owner, Kolawole Aluko, a Nigerian energy magnate, is one of four defendants linked to former Nigerian petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke accused of owing the Nigerian government nearly $1.8 billion in unpaid fees from oil deals. The U.S. government filed a civil forfeiture action in July 2017 seeking the forfeiture of several of Aluko’s assets, including Galactica Star. The following December, The Federal Republic of Nigeria filed a claim on the superyacht,, asserting that she was purchased with the proceeds of embezzlement of Nigerian treasury funds.

A court document filed in a United States District Court in early March outlines the request made by the U.S. government, along with the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to authorize the interlocutory sale of the vessel. The U.S. government took physical custody of Galatica Star in June 2018 and has since maintained it at the government’s expensive, spending approximately $170,000 per month to maintain her. The minimum reserve price for the sale is $42 million.

Superyacht Galactica Star has a 4,200 nautical mile range t 14 knots and a fast cruise speed of 28 knots. The custom interior, designed by Bannenberg and Rowell, accommodates 12 guests over six staterooms. Omega Yachts designed her sleek exterior, which offers expansive deck spaces and an air-conditioned beach club with drop-down balconies.

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On the exterior there is plenty seating areas for guests to enjoy on each deck. There is a jacuzzi pool with a glass bottom located on the aft main deck. That glass bottom will pour natural light into the beach club, one deck directly below. Skip two decks up to the aft sundeck, there is another small dip pool with large sunpadded are to the aft of it. Another special feature is the balcony on the starboard side of the Master Stateroom. Additionally, there is a touch-and-go helipad on the foredeck and when not in use, it easily becomes open space for setting out lounge chairs for the guests. As you have read, there is no tender storage in the traditional aft end of the hull, rather, Galactica Star's tenders are stored within the bow area and served by twin gull-wing shell doors on either side of the hull. Top speed should be just under 30-knots (27.5-knots) thanks to a pair of MTU 20V 4000 M93L engines feeding from 90,000LT capacity tanks. Galactica Star is expected to be delivered to her owner in June after sea trials are satisfied. For more information: HEESEN YACHTS Rijnstraat 2, 5347 KL, Oss, The Netherlands Heesenyachts - Home ***​

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  1. Galactica Star

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    Updated: Jul 26, 2018. Original: Oct 23, 2013. As Heesen Yachts' largest and most advanced launch to date, the 65-meter (213-foot) Galactica Star is remarkable in many ways, but her hull design makes her unique among superyachts. Photos Jeff Brown and David Churchill. Generally speaking, if an owner wants a yacht with maximum interior volume ...

  3. Sleek lines and an innovative hull combine in Galactica Star

    The art and style continues through to the exterior design, and those sweeping lines that make Galactica Star both sleek and striking. 'You see a lot of high-volume yachts from other shipyards,' says Frank Laupman from Omega Architects. 'I really wanted to design a much lighter 65 metre, elegant and sporty, fitting into the "Heesen ...

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    It's also efficient throughout the full speed range. Galactica Star has a reported top end exceeding 28 knots, burning 20 percent less fuel than comparable yachts. The FDHF can be adapted for a variety of sizes and styles, fitted with a bulbous bow here on Galactica Star. And, the emphasis on good fuel efficiency still applies to the more ...

  5. Yacht GALACTICA STAR Delivered by Heesen

    Heesen's 65m Fast displacement all-aluminium motor yacht GALACTICA STAR successfully completed sea trails in the North Sea with an air temperature of 11 degrees Celsius, wind force oscillating from 4 to 5 Beaufort and waves over a meter high. The GALACTICA STAR reached speeds of 28.8 knots, 2+ knots over the contractual speed.

  6. Heesen's 65m Galactica Star

    Heesen's designers and naval architects had to think far outside of the box to build Galactica Star. The 65-meter yacht is the biggest that Heesen has ever built. It's also the world's first aluminum yacht to use a fast displacement hull. This innovative approach to design makes Galactica Star 30 percent more efficient than similar yachts.

  7. Heesen Yachts launches new 65-meter superyacht Galactica Star

    Dutch superyacht builder Heesen Yachts has launched the 65-meter superyacht Galactica Star, which is yard's largest yacht for the year. Featuring the naval architecture by Van Oossanen with an exterior design by Omega Architects, the Galactica Star is constructed in all-aluminium. It features an elegant interior designed by London-based ...

  8. Seized superyacht 'Galactica Star' linked to Panama Papers put up for

    Yesterday marked the first day of closed bidding on Heesen superyacht GALACTICA STAR, a superyacht which is at the centre of a money-laundering and corruption scandal that was unearthed by the Panama Papers in 2016.. Bidding on the megayacht will close on May 19, with a reserve price of $42 million. The superyacht was allegedly bought by Nigerian oil magnate Kolawole Aluko, who is one of four ...

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    Open the catalog to page 3. Exterior Design Galactica Star is a 65-metre Heesen - the largest yacht we have ever built. It is the world's first aluminium yacht with a fast displacement hull. As a result, she has achieved what was considered impossible if you think along conventional lines.

  10. Superyacht Galactica Star launched by Heesen

    Heesen announces the launch of its new flagship, the 65m superyacht Galactica Star. Presented during the Monaco Yacht Show 2010, ordered one month later, keel laid in February 2011 and hull splashed in December 2011, Galactica Star is a 65-metre all-aluminium motor yacht based on the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) developed by Dutch naval ...

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    May 17, 2017. Performance has always been a vital ingredient in Heesen yachts, and 229-foot (70-meter) GALACTICA SUPER NOVA is a case in point. The Heesen flagship is an evolution of its award-winning, 213-foot (65-meter) GALACTICA STAR. But with an innovative drivetrain providing an extra turn of speed and new exterior styling by Espen Øino ...

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  13. 65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star sold

    Fri, Jul 26, 2019 | 24:30. Fraser has announced the sale of the 65-metre Heesen motor yacht Galactica Star, with Joshua Gulbranson representing the seller and Burgess representing the buyer in the deal. Photo: Jim Raycroft. Advertisement. Earlier this year, superyacht Galactica Star underwent a sealed bidding auction following the court-ordered ...

  14. Galactica Star Frozen in Panama Papers Investigation

    When delivered in 2013, Galactica Star was Heesen Yachts' largest megayacht, at 213 feet (65 meters). An upper-deck VIP, a main-deck master, and four below-decks staterooms make up the accommodations. Notable features include an 829-square-foot (77-square-meter) beach club, and a skylight there formed by a glass-bottomed pool.

  15. Superyacht Galactica Star for Sale in Judicial Bid Arrangement

    Superyacht Galactica Star for Sale in Judicial Bid Arrangement: 65-meter superyacht Galactica Star, embroiled in a legal dispute between the U.S. and Nigerian governments, has been placed for sale in a 45-day judicial sealed bid arrangement that will end on May 19. The Heesen-built superyacht has been detained in the United States since last ...

  16. Galactica Star Auction Concludes, Successfully

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    With a minimum reserve price of $42m, the seized 65m yacht Galactica Star will be sold in a special 45-day sealed bid process. ... The countdown has begun until the highest sealed bidder is granted ownership of the 65-metre superyacht Galactica Star. The exciting sale process commenced on 4 April 2019 and will run for 45 days with the bidding ...

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    Here's a thread for the new 65-meter Heesen superyacht "Galactica Star". She has been said to have moved to Rotterdam now, she arrived there over the weekend.

  19. The 65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star in Mexico

    Photo: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht Times Recently spotted on the Yucatán Peninsula in Cancun is the 65-metre superyacht Galactica Star, built by Heesen Yachts in 2013 and sold shortly after she was completed.Designed by Omega Architects, she was the first yacht to feature the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) that was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects.

  20. Delivered: Heesen 65M superyacht "Galactica Star"

    Dutch superyacht builder Heesen has now successfully delivered their flagship 65-meter superyacht "Galactica Star". Galactica Star was set to be delivered by the end of June but she obviously was finished ahead of schedule. She has many special features inclusive of an aft duplex beach club comprising a 10-sqm side balcony, a 22-sqm swim platform, bar, sauna, hammam, lit with natural light ...

  21. New Launch: Heesen 65M superyacht "Galactica Star"

    Heesen has recently launched their largest yacht for the year and also ever. She is the 65-meter new flagship for the yard christened as "Galactica Star". Galactica Star is the largest motoryacht of the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) to be launched as well. Her principle dimensions are 65-meters LOA, 11.4-meters BOA and 3.05-meters in draft.

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  23. In Pictures: Heesen's 65 metre Galactica Star delivered

    Fleet Updates In Pictures: Heesen's 65 metre Galactica Star delivered. Written by SuperYacht Times. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 | 00:00