The World Superyacht Awards 2017, the Oscars in the superyacht world, were issued at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence last weekend. Heesen Yachts took home two of the famous Neptune statues.
Current and former superyacht owners came together at the World Superyacht Awards 2017 to recognise the finest superyachts launched throughout 2016. The Dutch were well represented.
Heesen Yachts took home two of the famous Neptune statues, for the 70-metre Galactica Super Nova and 45-metre Amore Mio, both semi-displacement yachts. Feadship’s Joy won in the displacement yacht category.
At 70 metres, Galactica Super Nova (winner of the ‘Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 50m and Above’ category) is the largest Heesen built to date and features an impressive top speed of 30 knots. The judges were impressed by the way the yard had achieved the lightness of construction required for such a performance. Her build quality, appearance and high level of superb facilities were other reasons for Galactica Super Nova to be awarded a Neptune.
The judges admired the versatility of this vessel, which offers an unusual blend of 30-knot performance and a 2,750 nautical mile range at its 12-knot cruising speed. Her owners’ requested a ‘summer house on the sea’ and the judges felt this to be well met.
The Dutch Superyard builders were well represented at the superyacht awards. The much admired Just J’s by Hakvoort Shipyard reached the final nominee stage. Also Amels, Oceanco, Royal Huisman and Vitters were finalists.
We congratulate van all yacht builders with this great achievement.