Heesen’s 40m Sportster Galatea completes sea trials and exceeds contractual speed by 2.2 knots!

Galatea’s launch was on on January 17th at their facility in Oss. The new 40m Sportster moved to Hellevoetsluis for sea trials.

On March 4th and 5th, in perfect sea conditions, the yacht achieved the impressive speed of 29.7 knots: 2.2 knots above the contractual speed.

Powered by twin 3,800 HP MTU engines and equipped with gyro stabilisers, Galatea is the first in a new breed of Heesen superyachts. She derives from the very successful 37-metre class, of which 10 have been built, so her pedigree is clearly excellent. With her perfectly designed all-aluminium semi-displacement hull, this yacht is the incarnation of Heesen DNA: powerful performance, uncompromising interior design and peerless Dutch construction.

The yacht was delivered to her Owners by the end of March 2014.

Main specifications

Length over all:40.00 m
Beam:8.00 m
Draft:2.35 m
Hull material:Aluminium
Superstructure material:Aluminium
Naval architect:Van Oossanen / Heesen Yachts
Exterior styling:Omega Architects
Interior styling:Omega Architects
Max. speed:27,5 knots
Range @ 12 knots:2,200 nm
Main engines:2 x MTU 16V 4000 M73L
Max. power:2 x 2.880kW