Heesen Yachts has released a video of Galactica Star, the revolutionary 65m FDHF (Fast Displacement Hull Form) all-aluminium motor yacht, taken during the construction, and seatrials. The sea trials took place on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th May in typical North Sea conditions with an air temperature of 11 degrees Celsius, wind force oscillating from 4 to 5 Beaufort and waves one metre twenty centimetres high. Galactica Star exceeded the contractual speed (27 knots) and reached the remarkable official average top speed (at half load) of 28,8 knots.
Her revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull Form, jointly developed with Van Oossanen Naval Architects, in combination with two MTU 20V4000M93L engines (each developing 4.300kW at 2.100 rpm) and Heesen’s expertise in weight reduction made this stunning result possible.
Galactica Star has been delivered in June.