Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

The owner of Heesen Yachts YN 17850 Project Nova christened his new yacht HOME during a ceremony at the facility in Oss. M/Y HOME is the world’s first Fast Displacement equipped with hybrid propulsion. 

Heesen Project Nova Christened Home

(Photos: Dick Holthius / Heesen Yachts - M/Y HOME)

Following her launch, HOME will remain in the harbour in Oss to commence commissioning of her systems, and will then move to Rotterdam where she will undergo her sea trials and official tests before delivery to her owners in June.

Thanks to two water cooled DC electric shaft motors, each 127kW, she will cruise at 9 knots using the generators alone, allowing the crew to leave the harbour without waking the Owner and his guests. With a transatlantic range of 3,750nm at a cruising speed of 12 knots, M/Y HOME’s top speed is 16.3 knots, with just two MTU 12V, 600kW engines.

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There are two sources of power for propulsion: diesel mechanical and diesel electrical. Either source can be used independently or simultaneously, providing less noise and vibration, more flexible power management, and increased efficiency.

M/Y HOME is a 50m aluminium motoryacht below the 500GT threshold with exterior design by Omega Architects. Thanks to her shallow draft of 2.15m, HOME is the ideal yacht for swanning around in the clear waters of the Bahamas. She features wide central staircase to access the spacious aft platform from the main deck and profuse use of glass.

The owner appointed Cristiano Gatto Design to create an interior style that matches his lifestyle. The Italian designer and his team drew a sophisticated linear design based on a two-tone palette that gives a relaxed and bright feel throughout the whole interior. 

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Fabrics, leathers and lacquered surfaces are in polar white contrasting with the warmth of the wood. Deep red and burgundy loose furniture and accessories are used with the minimalist design. Iconic pieces of loose furniture have been selected to decorate the space: Paola Lenti outdoor furniture dominates on the decks and in the sky lounge, while a contemporary steel lounge chair by Franco Poli stands out in the main saloon. Dining tables and bars are custom-designed by Cristiano Gatto.

The owner’s apartment is located on the main deck forward and includes a private study, a large bathroom with shower stall and a full beam bed room with floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

Guests are accommodated in five luxurious staterooms on the lower deck: two doubles, two twins and one full-beam VIP suite. The wellness area – with gymnasium and spa – is located on the lower deck aft, adjacent to the engine room, and has direct access to the main deck aft through an internal staircase.