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Inside the billion dollar superyacht


Looking for a glass-bottomed infinity pool, six sumptuous bedrooms and an on board cinema? The Galactica Super Nova is for you.

Inside the billion dollar superyacht
The Gentleman

Nothing says luxury like a nice round price – and Heesen’s billion-dollar superyacht, the astronomically named – and priced – Galactica Super Nova, certainly has that.

Custom-built and dedicated to accommodating any nautical need you may have, the jewel in Heesen’s crown is built entirely in-house in Holland, engineered by master craftsmen in their Oss shipyard. So step on board and take a look around.

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The sun deck has been designed with as few divides as possible, to give the illusion of even more space (not that it’s lacking to begin with). A wall of glass sliding doors act as a windbreak, and also allow guests to move freely between the covered lounge area and open deck.

Inside the billion dollar superyacht

The vast foredeck is versatile in the extreme. Set out a beachful of sun loungers for soaking up some rays, transform it into a seafaring nightclub with the stars overhead, or use it as a makeshift helipad.

Or why not put on a film? The Super Nova’s design includes a 4 x 2.25-metre screen, mounted on removable carbon pillars for a crisp, high-definition visual experience – and state-of-the-art CAT Marine speakers allow for a deeply immersive sound, even out in the open expanse of the ocean.

Inside the billion dollar superyacht

If you can think of nothing better than breakfast watching the sunrise, or dinner under a canopy of stars, the bridge deck’s aft terrace features a ‘sky lounge’ – 92 square metres of space, ideal for alfresco dining and boasting the best views of wherever you decide to moor.

The decoration of the vessel, by yacht designer Sander Sinot, is a blend of the classic and the contemporary. Three distinct areas make up the interior: a welcoming reception room with low coffee tables; a semi-circular library replete with open fire; and, of course, a dining area.

Inside the billion dollar superyacht

The dining area is easily the most formal on the boat – flanked by low cabinets of wedge and featuring a long table with room for eight – enough space for all of your guests.

Inside the billion dollar superyacht

And, speaking of guests, four sumptuous state rooms are located on the lower deck – all equipped with luxurious ensuite bathrooms and lined, floor to ceiling, with marble.

The owner’s suite is panelled with onyx, boasts a walk-in rain shower and can be accessed via the private owner’s study. The main aft deck terrace features built-in sofas and creative LED lighting.

Inside the billion dollar superyacht

A six-metre, glass-bottomed infinity pool is arguably the vessel’s most impressive inclusion. With spa jets for hydro-massage and waterproof sound system, guests can use it for relaxation or recreation.

Inside the billion dollar superyacht

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