Galactica Star - 2013

65 metre Custom

Opposite objectives

Galactica Star, a 65-metre Heesen is the world’s first aluminium yacht with a fast displacement hull. As a result, she has achieved what was considered impossible if you think along conventional lines.
The yacht was designed to achieve opposite objectives. To go faster but use less fuel and to go further but also faster. It is not a riddle, it is not evolution, it is quite simply the result of over 50 million computer calculations and exhaustive testing that had such extraordinary results that the model was retested to confirm the facts. In a world where a 5 percent gain is considered a triumph, this hull is 30 percent more efficient than any other yet tested.

First impressions

Leave aside the technical and enjoy the lifestyle. Deck space is staggering with over 267 square metres on her three upper decks. The foredeck is both a helipad and sun terrace set over gull wing doors that open to reveal a full-beam tender garage large enough for the 7.5 metre Art of Kinetik speedboat.

Step aboard

Galactica Star has been laid out to enable guests to dine on any deck at any time of the day. With a choice of ten locations the crew can transform each place to suit the mood of the moment.



Hull type: FDHF

Exterior design: Omega Architects

Interior design: Bannenberg & Rowell Design

Hull: Aluminium


Length over all: 65.0 metres / 213 feet 2 inches

Beam over all: 11.30 metres / 37 feet 1 inches

Draft (half load): 3.10 metres / 10 feet

Tonnage: approx. 1,000 GT


Crew: 12

Guests: 12

Cabins: Full-beam owner’s stateroom, one upper deck VIP suite and four double suites

Technical Details

Maximum speed (half load): 28 knots

Range: 4,200Nm at 14 knots

Fuel capacity: 90,000 litres / 23,770 US Gallons

Fresh water: 30,000 litres / 7,920 US Gallons

Propulsion Details

Main engines: 2 x MTU 20V 4000 M93L

Maximum power: 2 x 4,300kW

Main generators: 2 x Kilo-Pak, each 175kW

Bowthruster: ZF-Marine 165kW, electrically driven

Stabilisers: 5 x Seakeeper Gyro, model 26000, zero speed

General arrangement

Sun deck

Wheelhouse deck

Main deck

Lower deck



Mark Cavendish   Chief Commercial Officer

| Robert Drontmann   Sales Director

| Sara Gioanola   PR & Press Office Manager

Heesen Yachts North America

Thom Conboy   Agent North-America, Mexico, Bahama's & Caribbean