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| Heesen | 65.00M | "Illusion" ex. "Galactica Star" | 2013/19 |

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  1. Yacht News

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    Here's a thread for the new 65-meter Heesen superyacht "Galactica Star". She has been said to have moved to Rotterdam now, she arrived there over the weekend.
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    You can tell she is very fast!! Imagine how she is throttles wide opened.
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    somehow the curved stern looks pretty cool,
    but i think when you are onboard it will obstruct your view when your on the aftdeck lounging or eating.......or not?
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    Somehow, visually, she doesn't quite sit right with me... I can't exactly put my finger on it, but I feel she looks a little off balance, like she's stumbling forward ever so slightly.
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    31.5 kn today on 2nd day of trails.
    Would be nice if someone would video that from up close :D

    But...impressive top speed is one thing, if I understand correctly the main goal was to achieve two things: performance and lower fuel consumption. (Whilst keeping NVH as low as possible)
    This is a concern for a lot of manufacturers, regardless if they build passenger planes, private jets, or cars: lower fuel costs combined with lower carbon emissions is what they are after.

    Even superyacht owners who financially can afford every fuel bill might want a socially more acceptable yacht. One that doesn't cause enormous pollution just in order to transport a handful of people from one island of tourist area to another.

    (Even the richest owners refuel their yachts in Gibraltar...)

    Hopefully G-Star achieves the fuel savings the FDHF design can provide.
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    Well her top speed was slated at around 28-knots so either they grossly miscalculated things or, this boat and its FDHF is REALLY fast! 31.5-knots?! wow.
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    Here is now a full photo set of her interior... and I love it!!
    Galactica Star | Bannenberg & Rowell Design

    She has got clearly the biggest and most beautiful aft beach club in the 60m class!
    I am no big fan of Heesen Yachts but "Galactica Star" is something different.. Looking forward to her debut at the MYS 2013.
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    A few pics of "Galactica Star" from Beyonce and Jay-Z's vacation in Capri...

    Beyoncé | I Am
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    Wu. Wu. Wu. Wu. Wu. WOW!

    Brilliant.
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    To me she doesn't look her size and I mean that as a good thing. She still has the lines of a much smaller yacht. I'm sure up close her size is quite evident, but I don't like larger yachts that suddenly just look like cruise ships or something else.
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    I agree the whole of the fdhf line seem to exude that appearance
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    Why doesn't she cross the Atlantic on her own bottom? She's going to use a yacht transport service instead.
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    Isn't it more expensive to cross on your own bottom? The yacht doesn't have to take the pounding of the sea either.
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    I just feel that she is sort of a large yacht to be on a transport vessel.

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