Heesen is delighted to announce that YN 18556 (previously known as Project Neptune), has been delivered.
Jonny Horsfield of British firm H2 penned Galvas’ profile. Based on Heesen’s engineering platform for the 55m FDHF Steel Class, YN 18556 sports an innovative, timeless sleek design, which retains the Heesen family look and feel but exudes the desire to create an aesthetically unique yacht. Horizontal design elements, such as the windows in the hull and swooping lines that come down on both decks, draw the eye down and aft to exaggerate the length. The entire yacht features soft gentle curves with an edgy crispness.
The yacht includes tenders conveniently stored on the forward deck. Covered by hatches they remain invisible from the profile. Subtle nuances in the paint scheme, such as metallic silver paint on the transom, wing station and mast make Galvas stand out for all the right reasons.
With a Gross Tonnage of 770GT, the yacht accommodates twelve guests in six luxurious staterooms. British design studio Reymond Langton has created an elegant and refined interior design comprising custom artworks by DKT that are peppered throughout the yacht.
Two MTU 8V 4000 M63 diesel engines coupled with the ultra-efficient FDHF steel hull allowed Galvas to exceed her top speed of 15.5 knots during sea trials. At a cruising speed of 13 knots, she has a range of 3,100 nautical miles. YN 18556 is the second yacht in Heesen’s fleet to comply with the latest emissions regulations thanks to an SCR catalytic system that reduces NOx exhaust emissions. Galvas is Lloyds 100A1 SSC YACHT LMC LARGE COMMERCIAL YACHT LY3 and IMO Tier III compliant. Following successful rigorous tests in the North Sea, she is now on her way to the Mediterranean!
Galvas is a shining example of the design freedom and performance capabilities made available to clients who opt for one of Heesen’s proven engineering platforms. This choice provides the opportunity to express creativity in the exterior lines, paired with a layout that perfectly complements an individual lifestyle, and completed by an interior design that both reflects and enhances an owner’s joie de vivre.
Photo by Dick Holthuis