Image: Dick Holthuis Photography

Heesen has launched its first 40 metre Heesen ‘sportster’, christened Galatea, at its yard in Oss.

Demonstrating Heesen’s trademark characteristics, she had been constructed with advanced aluminium hull technology, enabling a powerful performance that means she can reach 27.5 knots. The yacht’s comfort and handling are further enhanced by Active Interceptor stabilisers and the latest zero-speed Seakeeper gyro stabilisers. She will be tested in the North Sea and delivered to her owners at the end of March 2014.

She has been built for private use, with a requirement that the sun deck had maximum space for relaxing and dining. Her open flybridge layout gives 85 square metres of deck space that includes a helm station and a shaded dining area that is protected even underway by glass side panels.


Dick Holthuis Photography

Her interior has been designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and features a 10 metre long saloon that includes a large square lounge and a dining area aft adjacent to full-height glazed doors.  Ten guests can sleep in five cabins: there’s a full-beam main deck master, two full-beam VIP doubles and two twin cabins on the lower deck, all of which have marble ensuite bathrooms.