The premier Dutch shipyard, Heesen, is thrilled to announce that the brand new 40m ‘sportster’ luxury yacht Galatea (YN 15640) moved to Hellevoetsluis for sea trials, following her launch at the company’s facility in Oss on January 17. On March 4th and 5th, motor yacht Galatea reached the amazing speed of 29,7 knots in perfect sea conditions, exceeding the contractual speed by 2,2 knots.
Powered by twin 3,800 HP MTU engines and equipped with gyro stabilisers, superyacht Galatea is the first in a new breed of Heesen superyachts. She derives from the very successful 37 metre class, of which 10 have been built, so her pedigree is clearly excellent. With her perfectly designed all-aluminium semi-displacement hull, Galatea is the incarnation of Heesen DNA: powerful performance, uncompromising interior design and peerless Dutch construction.
Galatea superyacht will be delivered to her Owners by the end of March 2014.
Technical Specifications of superyacht Galatea (YN 15640):
Hull type: Twin propeller, hard chine, semi-displacement
Naval Architect: Van Oossanen / Heesen Yachts
Exterior Styling: Omega Architects
Interior Design: Omega Architects
Classifi cation: ABS A1 Yachting Service AMS
Cabins: Full-beam master suite, two full-beam VIP cabins and two twin cabins
Length over all: 40,00m / 131ft 3in
Beam over all: 8,00m / 26ft 3in
Draft: 2,35m / 7ft 8in
Displacement(50% load): approx. 203 tons
Maximum speed (50% load): 27,5 knots
Range at 12 knots: 2.200Nm
Fuel capacity: 36.000 litres / 9.510 US gallons
Fresh water: 8.000 litres / 2.100 US gallons
Main engines: 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M73L
Maximum power: 2 x 2.880kW
Gearbox: 2 x ZF 9055A
Engine control: MTU Blue Vision
Propellers: Schaffran five blade fixed pitch ø 1.500mm
Main generators: 2 x Kilo-Pak, 50kW each
Bowthruster: Hydromar 63kW, hydraulically driven
Steering system: Litton Marine Systems
Stabilizers: Active Interceptor System + 2 Seakeeper gyro stabilizers zero-speed
Below is a gallery for the superb charter yachts built by Heesen.