Heesen Yachts has launched the first all-aluminum fast displacement motor yacht, Superyachts.com reports. Galactica Star is the name of the 65-meter yacht.
Van Oossanen Naval Architects worked with Heesen to create a ship that is 30 percent more efficient than a round-bilge motor yacht. Omega Architects designed the exterior lines and Bannenberg and Rowell Design designed the interior.
The owners of Galactica Star are scheduled to take delivery of their yacht in June.
In conjunction with Heesen Yachts in-house naval architects, Van Oossanen Naval Architects also implemented the naval architecture. The vessel’s advanced design combines a special hybrid hull form that results in a very low wave profile over the entire speed range, while also improving sea-keeping and maneuverability.