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Galactica Star 65 metre FDHF

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This craftsmanship is matched by an unparalleled hunger for innovation and

the destination.

Galactica Star

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 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

Galactica Star has a top speed of over 28 knots but uses 20 per cent less fuel than conventional yachts. It has a range of 4.200 miles at 14 knots and has the highest power to weight ratio of any comparable yacht.

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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.

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Gyro stabilisers

Incredibly steably at anchor

With five zero speed gyro stabilisers, Galactica

garage forward has created the space for a

Star handles like no other yacht of her size. She

duplex beach club that occupies over 25 per cent

is also incredibly steady at anchor. The sleek,

of the space on both the main and upper decks.

streamlined superstructure is perfectly balanced

Even at 65 metres, it is so easy to move around

both above and below the sea by a special bow

this yacht. Wrap around side decks and wide

that cuts through the water. Placing the tender

steps connect every level.

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Special bow

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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.

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Pure speed

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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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Private resort

Inside the beach club there is a 77-square-

bar, a sauna and large plasma screen.


It’s more like an entire private resort.




with comfortable sofas, a fully stocked


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.

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Outdoor space

The foredeck has a sunbathing terrace as well as a casual dining area. Shade is provided by

So much choice

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.

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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 cruditĂŠs at the main deck bar or perhaps you

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want the more formal setting of the main dining saloon. As temperatures soar, ascend to the sun deck for lunch. This calm cool space can be laid out for two or ten in equal comfort and style. Surrounded by wraparound tinted windscreens guests can dine and then recline on the huge sunbed and doze off into the afternoon.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Main deck bar

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 wengĂŠ detailing.

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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.

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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 with stainless steel. The distinctive door design used throughout the yacht is handmade from stripes of smoked oak and silver ripple sycamore with an inset plate of textalium carbon fibre. Despite the need to save every gramme of weight to ensure the performance, the floor was laid with travertine limestone.

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Dine-in galley

Part of the overall concept of Galactica Star was the interaction between guests and crew – particularly with regard to the cooking and presentation of food. The large main deck galley has a very unusual feature – the chef’s table, a concept taken from the world’s top restaurants and now featured on a yacht. With an exclusive seating area for just three guests, the chef can create to order or share culinary skills right in front of the fortunate diners.

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A grand staircase connects the lower three decks. The circular walls are lined with macassar with polished steel stripes, like all the other detailing, made in-house at our metal works department. The backlit leather handrail twists and turns over a drop of nearly 40 metres. It passes through three floors of striated stone inlaid with 3 cm wide satin steel lines. Meticulous and flawless, these are the Heesen standards.

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Owner’s stateroom

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The 72 square metre master suite is on the main deck.

walk-in wardrobe only further serves to emphasise the

The full-beam bedroom includes a private balcony

size of the suite. Custom created sideboards are made

screened off behind full height windows. Breathtaking

up of richly grained, grooved macassar ebony panels.

levels of light and spectacular views make this such an

Fabrics include mohair, cashmere, silk and shagreen set

inspiring inner sanctum. A mirrored wall opposite the

against panels of smoked oak and scrubbed wengĂŠ.

Master suite study

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Owner’s bathroom

The bathroom is almost entirely built of heavyweight stone, veneered by skilled Heesen masons to a thickness of a few millimeters. Custom-made Lexington marble basins are set into silver travertine vanity units. Matching marble panels over such a large number of surfaces and different directions was a task of fastidious dedication.

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Lower deck

Twelve guests can sleep aboard Galactica Star. Apart from the owner’s stateroom there is an

Guest suite

bedrooms and bathrooms of the same peerless quality as the master.

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upper deck VIP bedroom with a separate lounge. The four lower deck double suites all have

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Galactica Star 65 metre FDHF

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Technical drawings Galactica Star 65 metre FDHF

Sun deck

Upper deck

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Main deck

Lower deck

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Specifications 65 metre FDHF


Technical Details

Hull type:

Twin propeller, FDHF

Maximum speed (half load):

Naval architect:

Van Oossanen / Heesen Yachts

Range at 14 knots:

28 knots 4,200Nm

Exterior design:

Omega Architects

Fuel capacity:

90,000 litres / 23,770 US gallons

Interior design:

Bannenberg & Rowell Design

Fresh water:

30,000 litres / 7,920 US gallons


ABS ? A1 Yachting Service [?] AMS





Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2 / MCA


Main engines:

2 x MTU 20V 4000 M93L

Maximum power:

2 x 4,300kW


2 x ZF 23560C

Engine control:

MTU Blue Vision Schaffran five blade fixed pitch ø 2,000mm

Length over all:

65.00 metres / 213 feet 2 inches


Beam over all:

11.30 metres / 37 feet 1 inch

Main generators:


3.1 metres / 10 feet

1 x Kilo-Pak, harbour 99kW at 50Hz

Displacement (half load):

Approx. 560 tons

1 x Kilo-Pak, emergency 80kW at 50Hz


Approx. 1000GT

Accommodations Guests:





Full-beam owner’s stateroom, one upper deck VIP cabin, four double cabins

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Propulsion Details

2 x Kilo-Pak, each 175kW at 50Hz


ZF-Marine 165kW, electrically driven


5 x Seakeeper Gyro, model 26000, zero speed

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