The first of Dutch yacht builder Heesen's 40 metre ‘sportster’ yachts has been sold, it was announced today from the Monaco Yacht Show. Galatea, which has been in build at the yard on spec, features advanced aluminium hull technology, and is capable of 28 knots.

Project Galatea has an open flybridge layout with 85 square metres of deck space that includes a helm station and a shaded dining area that is protected underway by glass side panels.

The 10 metre long saloon includes a large square lounge and a dining area (aft) adjacent to full-height glazed doors. Ten guests will sleep in five cabins: there’s a full-beam main deck master, two full-beam VIP doubles and two twin cabins on the lower deck, all of which have marble ensuite bathrooms.

Galatea prioritizes comfort and handling with active interceptor stabilizers and the very latest zero-speed Seakeeper gyro stabilizers.

Frank Laupman of Omega Architects created an interior design based on a theme of Dutch expressionism. Contrasting woods, clean lines, marquetry and glass detailing create an atmosphere of calm, contemporary elegance.

Currently under construction at the Heesen facility in Oss, Project Galatea will be launched in January 2014 and after intensive sea trials in the North Sea she will be delivered to her Owners at the end of March 2014.

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