On April 14, Heesen Yachts has launched our 50m Project Nova (YN 17850) at the yard's facility in Oss. Sold in June 2016, she is the world's first fast displacement with hybrid propulsion. In this case, ‘hybrid’ means that the yacht can draw on two sources of power for propulsion: diesel mechanical and diesel electrical. Either or both sources can be used at the same time to provide more flexible power management and better efficiency along with less noise and vibration. Up to speeds of 9 knots in electrical hybrid mode, the yacht will be as silent as when at anchor.
We aimed to give her a striking superstructure and an almost vertical bow, which at the end reduced vertical acceleration, thus improving on-board comfort. Home is a modern, innovative yacht with striking lines and a lot of glass more like a beach villa in style, with nature all around you. This effect is enhances by cutaway bulwarks and floor-to-ceiling mirrors that help to bounce light around the spacious interior.She accommodates 12 guests split across six staterooms, including a main-deck owner's suite with it's own superyacht office and walk-in wardrobes. On the lower deck, the guest accommodation is separated from the engine room by the superyacht gym, which has been fitted with a Technogym exercise bike and a set of Bow Flex freeweights, while a zero-speed stabilisation system further enhances her blue water cruising credentials. Tender storage is provided via a foredeck crane, leaving the transom clear for guests to enjoy the large fixed swim platform.
Following her debut season cruising Norway and the Mediterranean, Home will cross the Atlantic with the aim of making her public debut at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The owner was particularly drawn to the yacht's shallow 2.1 metre draught, which makes her well suited to cruising the Bahamas.
Photo Credit © : Dick Holthuis - Heesen Yachts