Galactica Super Nova: She's Out of This World

Heesen’s newest launch is a stunner.

Heesen, Galactica Super Nova
Galactica Super Nova is a 230-foot superyacht built by Heesen.Guillaume Plisson

Galactica Super Nova, at 229 feet 8 inches, is the largest superyacht to date from Heesen Yachts. Her features include everything from a touch-and-go helipad to a swim-jet infinity pool. Three of our editors loved what they saw when they got aboard.

Patrick Sciacca, ­Editor-in-Chief
I entered the engine room to see three hulking MTU diesels totaling just over 16,000 hp. Walking around them, I still had room to do jumping jacks. "What's her top speed?" I asked. Her build captain smiled. "She can do 31 knots."

Grace Howard, Digital Editor
I was aboard at nighttime, when she feels like a different yacht. From the guide lighting at the sole to the delicate lights on deck that mimic stars overhead, every bulb is purposefully placed.

­Kevin Koenig, Executive Editor
Oh, that beach club. My, oh my. The owners must be planning a party or 12. The space has its own bar — the size of one in an upscale restaurant off a city street, complete with a Heineken tap. Lots of space to mix and mingle too. My advice? Bring your ­dancing shoes.