Dutch shipyard Heesen has launched Project Kometa. The 70m FDHF vessel is the largest yacht built by the company to date. The owners have christened the yacht Galactica Super Nova.
The yacht utilises the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) technology devised by van Oossanen Naval Architects, which Heesen was the first to put into production.
A third engine has been equipped onboard to power a booster jet. This allows the yacht to reach a top speed of more than 30 knots, Heesen claims.
The tender and toys onboard Galactica Super Nova (including a quad ski) are housed in the garage located in the forward part of the hull.
Other key features include a 13.500-litres pool on the main deck aft with contra flow system for swimming. Forward on the main deck, a touch-and-go helipad doubles as an outdoor cinema.
The yacht can accommodate 12 guests in six staterooms with the master suite on the main deck forward, four guests cabins on the lower deck and a VIP found on the wheel house deck aft.
The owner appointed Dutch designer Sander Sinot to create the interior styling. Her exterior lines are work of Espen Øino.
Galactica Super Nova will be extensively tested in the North Sea before being delivered to her owners in May 2016.
After her maiden voyage from the Netherlands to Montenegro, she will cruise in the Mediterranean for the summer season before finally making her public debut at the Monaco Yacht Show.