Built in Holland by Heesen, the revolutionary 65m Fast Displacement Galactica Star has won her fourth international recognition in less than a month having been awarded the prestigious ‘Best of the Best’ accolade by Robb Report China.
Earlier she received the Prix du Design from HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Nautilus award from Yacht Design Magazine and La Belle Classe from the Yacht Club de Monaco.
The jury of ‘Best of the Best,’ Robb Report China is composed of four well-known representatives of the Chinese yachting and shipbuilding industry who are also fine yacht connoisseurs:
- Mr. Yang Xin Fa – Vice Secretary of CANSI (China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry)
- Mr. Wang Chao Yong – President of China Equity International Holding Co. Ltd. and President of team China at the America’s Cup 2005
- Mr. Feng Hui – President of Zhengxin Group and also a keen sailor
- Mr. Zhong Yong – CEO of China Cup and also a keen sailor
The four judges expressed their preference for Galactica Star because of her revolutionary technology, the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) devised by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, which makes her 30 per cent more efficient than any traditional displacement vessel.
The jury was also impressed by the beauty and elegance of the exterior lines by Frank Laupman, perfectly and harmoniously complemented by the luxurious interior design by Bannenberg and Rowell.