Published: Wednesday, 05 October 2016

Galactica Super Nova by Dutch shipbuilder Heesen Yachts was awarded Best Exterior Design and Finest New Superyacht of the Monaco Yacht Show Sept 28-Oct 1. This is the third international accolade received by Heesen's flagship.

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(Photos: David Churchill / Heesen Yachts - 70m Galactica Super Nova)

At 70 metres overall, Galactica Super Nova is the largest Heesen built to date. With a top speed of 30 knots, the aluminium fast displacement vessel is one of the fastest superyachts in her class in the world.

What makes Galactica Super Nova different from other yachts in her class is how she combines high speed with long range and low fuel consumption. At cruising speed, the yacht is able to voyage comfortably and economically for over 4,000 nautical miles.

Galactica Super Nova Takes Two Awards In Monaco

The exterior of the model was designed by Espen Oeino.  When combined with fixed pitch propellers and a Rolls Royce central booster jet, Galactica Super Nova is not only fast, but also highly manoeuvrable in all sea conditions and extremely quiet. 

The shaded sun deck is shielded from the wind by wrap-around, sliding panels for protection at anchor and while underway. Guests can lounge on sun pads, sip cocktails at the bar, dine around the extendable table, or converse while sitting on the bespoke club chairs and sofas.

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(Main deck)

The foredeck serves as a touch-and-go helipad or as a lounging space for sunbathing. At night, it can be transformed into an outdoor cinema with a portable 4 x 2.25-metre screen mounted on removable carbon pillars for a crisp, high-definition visual experience.

The bridge deck aft terrace combines with the sky lounge to provide 92 square metres of space ideal for al fresco dining. Twelve guests can enjoy formal dining in a warm and inviting environment surrounded by low cabinetry in lacewood and contrasting wengé. 

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(Master suite)

The master suite, an oasis of space and calm is set forward on the main deck. It is accessed via an Owner’s private study. All the guest cabins feature luxurious en-suite bathrooms lined floor-to-ceiling with marble. 

The main deck aft terrace with its built-in settees is a delightful recreational space where guests can enjoy the relaxing sound of the swimming pool’s waterfall feature.

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Equipped with bar and elegant lounge space as well as two fold-down swimming platforms, the beach club is a desirable place on board while at anchor. At night, a simple touch on an iPad transforms the beach area into a night club with LED light clusters configured to interact with the music for a multi-sensory experience. The high-tech lighting can also be adjusted to suit more mellow moods, should romantic dining or a cocktail reception be the order of the day. 

The stair treads are masterpieces of creative design and precision detailing. Their fluid shapes lined with polished stainless steel trim blend in the stairwell wall panels. The cutting-edge wheelhouse features the latest integrated navigation systems to ensure safe and secure cruising.