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Multi-million pound yacht squeezes under bridge with less than half a meter across

A gigantic superyacht has been captured while barely wriggling under a low bridge while en route to a harbor in the north of the Netherlands for sea trials.

The ‘Galactica’, a whopping 265-foot superyacht built by Heesen, was launched in early January from the southwestern city of Oss in the Netherlands to make its way to the northern port city of Harlingen for final outfitting and open sea testing.

To reach its final destination, the incredible machine is forced to make an extremely slow journey through the small canals and rivers of the Netherlands.

But while it’s not easy to get across the narrow channels, bridges are the biggest danger for such a huge vessel – something the boat’s crew quickly realized on January 8 when the boat nearly got stuck under a railway bridge. at Den Bosch.

Photos have surfaced of the Galactica maneuvering up to the bridge, before barely scrambling under it with less than six inches to spare.

But Heesen’s project coordinator, Arjan Veldman, was confident that the ship would reach its final destination safely.

‘The press and the public watching from the bank did not understand all the precise measurement operations we performed’, Veldman insisted.

‘We’ve been going through locks and under bridges for over 40 years!’

Incredible photos show a superyacht seemingly scraping under low bridges — with less than six inches of clearance.  The Dutch shipbuilder Heesen was commissioned this month to transport the 80-metre boat MY Galactica from its warehouse in Oss to the North Sea for sea trials.

Incredible photos show a superyacht seemingly scraping under low bridges — with less than six inches of clearance. The Dutch shipbuilder Heesen was commissioned this month to transport the 80-metre boat MY Galactica from its warehouse in Oss to the North Sea for sea trials.

To reach its final destination, the incredible machine is forced to make an extremely slow journey through the small canals and rivers of the Netherlands.  But while it's not easy to get across the narrow channels, bridges are the biggest danger for such a huge vessel - something the boat's crew quickly realized on January 8 when the boat nearly got stuck under a railway bridge. at Den Bosch (photo)

To reach its final destination, the incredible machine is forced to make an extremely slow journey through the small canals and rivers of the Netherlands.  But while it's not easy to get across the narrow channels, bridges are the biggest danger for such a huge vessel - something the boat's crew quickly realized on January 8 when the boat nearly got stuck under a railway bridge. at Den Bosch (photo)

To reach its final destination, the incredible machine is forced to make an extremely slow journey through the small canals and rivers of the Netherlands. But while it’s not easy to get across the narrow channels, bridges are the biggest danger for such a huge vessel – something the boat’s crew quickly realized on January 8 when the boat nearly got stuck under a railway bridge. at Den Bosch (photo)

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1642508124 899 Multi million pound yacht squeezes under bridge with less than half

Heesen project coordinator Arjan Veldman was confident that the ship would reach its final destination safely. “The press and public watching from the riverbank didn’t understand all the precise measurement operations we performed,” Veldman insisted (concerned bystanders are pictured watching the ship scrape under the bridge)

The amazing vessel also comes with a certified helipad and garage, which will include a custom limousine, and the yacht's four engines can produce a staggering 19,000 horsepower.

The amazing vessel also comes with a certified helipad and garage, which will include a custom limousine, and the yacht's four engines can produce a staggering 19,000 horsepower.

The amazing vessel also comes with a certified helipad and garage, which will include a custom limousine, and the yacht’s four engines can produce a staggering 19,000 horsepower.

Although Heesen’s flagship never made contact with the bridge, it was initially forced to turn back because the water in the Maas was too high for the boat to pass underneath.

Galactica continued its journey after waiting for the water level to drop, but only just managed to scrape underneath without damaging the paint.

“After seeing these photos, my family and friends are still making fun of me and asking if I need a tape measure to take to work,” Veldman jokingly told Forbes.

The superyacht then continued its journey along the river Maas, only to run aground again on January 10, according to Dutch newspaper BN De Stem, when the water level was too high to penetrate under another bridge near Heusden.

Sara Gioanola, Heesen PR & Press Office Manager, said a journey like this takes 3-4 months to prepare, with many permits and certificates required to navigate the complex Dutch network of rivers and canals.

Formerly known as Project Cosmos, the all-aluminium flagship ‘Galactica’ was first unveiled at the end of 2020 and will become Heesen’s flagship upon completion of final equipment and sea testing.

According to Boat International, the Galactica will be the fastest aluminum yacht in its size class upon completion, and sold to an anonymous buyer in March 2018 for an undisclosed amount — though similarly sized yachts typically sell for tens, if not hundreds, of millions. pounds.

Galactica-sized superyachts are typically built of steel, but the Galactica’s aluminum construction helps save weight and increase top speed.

Formerly known as Project Cosmos, the all-aluminium flagship 'Galactica' was first unveiled at the end of 2020 and upon completion of final equipment and sea testing, it will become Heesen's flagship

Formerly known as Project Cosmos, the all-aluminium flagship 'Galactica' was first unveiled at the end of 2020 and upon completion of final equipment and sea testing, it will become Heesen's flagship

Formerly known as Project Cosmos, the all-aluminium flagship ‘Galactica’ was first unveiled at the end of 2020 and upon completion of final equipment and sea testing, it will become Heesen’s flagship

The 265-foot yacht has attracted a lot of attention in the Netherlands, with many bystanders not believing that a vessel of such size can maneuver through the country's canals.

The 265-foot yacht has attracted a lot of attention in the Netherlands, with many bystanders not believing that a vessel of such size can maneuver through the country's canals.

The 265-foot yacht has attracted a lot of attention in the Netherlands, with many bystanders not believing that a vessel of such size can maneuver through the country’s canals.

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The Galactica offers accommodations for up to 12 guests in six cabins, including a master suite on the main deck, a VIP on the bridge deck and four cabins on the lower deck. A staff of 19 people will also sleep in the crew quarters.

The amazing vessel also comes with a certified helipad and garage, which will include a custom limousine, and the yacht’s four engines can deliver a dazzling experience. 19,000 horsepower.

Heesen’s largest yacht currently in operation, the “Galactica Super Nova,” is a relatively small 229 feet long.

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