Monday, September 14, 2015

The Galactica Star

It can hit nearly 30 knots while burning 20 percent less fuel than craft of a comparable size. Built by Heesen in the Netherlands it features massive amounts of outdoor space including a sundeck, a duplex beach club covering 25% of the main and lower decks, and a touch-and-go helipad on the foredeck. No mogul worth his salt would buy a boat without one, of course. It also comes with several World Superyacht Awards.
The yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests in custom-built staterooms, including a full-beam master suite with private balcony and a VIP suite on the upper deck, along with a crew of 13 to service them. It also has a swimming pool, sauna, and on-deck Jacuzzi.
The Galactica Star, which cost an estimated $70 million to build, is not on the books as a charter vessel, so some insiders speculate Jay-Z may have dropped the coin to make it his. No doubt he negotiated a good price, and by chartering it out when not in use he may even turn a profit.