Heesen has launched the first ‘sportster’ yacht

Heesen sportster yacht Galatea (photo by Dick Holthuis Photography)The first 40 metre Heesen ‘sportster’ yacht has been launched and christened M/Y Galatea. With advanced aluminium hull technology, powerful performance, uncompromising interior design and peerless Dutch construction standards, the M/Y Galatea provides the optimum balance of comfort and power. Although luxurious, she’s is still capable of 27,5 knots.

M/Y Galatea 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 a huge 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. Bespoke teak furniture, including a built-in teppanyaki grill, completes this upper deck.

Inside, the 10 metre long saloon includes a large square lounge and a dining area aft adjacent to full-height glazed doors. With the doors open, guests can dine inside while enjoying fresh air and panoramic views. 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.

The ride will be as graceful and luxurious as the interior. Comfort and handling are further enhanced by Active Interceptor stabilizers and the very latest zero-speed Seakeeper gyro stabilizers. M/Y Galatea will be tested in the North Sea before the delivery to her Owners at the end of March 2014.