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Heesen delivers 56m full custom superyacht GALVAS


The Dutch shipyard, Heesen is proud to announce the delivery of the 56m.

The yacht, which was fully custom made under Project NEPTUNE and hull number YN 18556 features exterior lines by Jonny Horsfield of H2 Yacht Design and was created on the yard’s proven FDHF Steel Class platform of 55 metres.


Motor yacht GALVAS on sea trials - Photo Heesen Yachts

GALVAS boasts latest in technology with beautifully striking exterior lines with horizontal design elements, including hull windows and swooping lines coming down on both decks, bringing attention to the yacht’s length.

The yacht is characterised by elegant curves with a contemporary feel. Tenders are stored on the forward deck, covered by hatches, making them invisible from the profile.

Aerial view - Photo Heesen
Accommodation on board is provided for up to twelve guests in six beautifully designed cabins. The elegant and welcoming interiors were designed by Reymond Langton, incorporating custom artworks by DKT.

Superyacht GALVAS - Photo Heesen Yachts

GALVAS is powered by two MTU 8V 4000 M63 engines reaching a top speed of 15.5 knots, while her cruising speed is 13 knots with a range of 3,100 nautical miles.

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Sichterman reveals interior design strategy for reduced construction time on luxury yachts


Sichterman Yachts has revealed its interior renders .

Sichterman Yachts fleet - Felicitatem 20m 65ft

The shipyard distinguishes itself by being able to build luxury yachts considerably faster than its competitors while remaining in the budget, whereas the price of a finished motor or sailing yacht can increase significantly once the interior furnishings and finishes begin to mount up.

Sichterman Yachts - Felicitatem 20m aft

Sichterman Yachts - Felicitatem 20m interior

To achieve a strict schedule and price, Sichterman provides Owners with three possible layouts to suit a range of functions, including entertaining, family living, business and charter. Created in collaboration with internationally famed interiors designers Cor D. Rover, the interiors are modern and inviting, and designed to match the personalities of their Owners:Sporty Elegance: Southern European elegance is a key feature of this design, utilising a fresh and invigorating Mediterranean palette while svelte lines flow into dynamic detailing.

Fantastic Eclectic: Described as a ‘home away from home’, classic elements blend with contemporary design to create a warm and comfortable interior with the glamour to impress visitors or host any special event.Comfortable Lounging: Laid-back living is key to the functional aspects of this living space which is both cosy and modern. Bold lines combine with simple forms and a variety of textures that draw in and inspire the room’s occupants.
Sichterman Yachts - Felicitatem 20m accomodation

For each of these styles, Owners can select from a range of fabrics and finishes to further personalise their choice. The interiors can be built alongside the aluminium Casco with the use of mock-ups of the entire luxury yacht. As a result, the delivery time can be reduced to just 7 months. Sichterman also provides clients with the option to tailor-make their luxury yachts through consultation.

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