Published: Monday, 04 July 2016

Heesen Yachts announced the sale of Project Nova (Y/N 17850). The client, a yacht connoisseur, was introduced to the shipyard by Heesen Yachts USA Sales Director Thom Conboy.

Heesen Yachts Sells 50m Fdhf Hybrid Project Nova 1

(Photo: Heesen Yachts - Project Nova)

Project Nova is a unique example of Heesen’s ingenious approach to yachting: a high-performance, supremely comfortable fast displacement yacht with reduced environmental impact, wrapped in an elegant design package with exterior lines by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and interior styling by Sinot Yacht Design. It is designed by in-house naval architect Van Oossanen. The yacht can accommodate 12 guests with six staterooms, as well as 10 crew members on board. It can reach a maximum speed of 16.3 knots.

She comes with an eye-catching superstructure, a vertical bow and a spacious fixed aft platform. While breaking with Heesen Yachts of the past, her exterior lines still retain the sense of seaworthiness and performance that has become the trademark of the Dutch superyacht builder.

Thanks to her hybrid propulsion, Project Nova offers the ultimate form of luxury – silent cruising. 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 nine knots in electrical hybrid mode, the yacht will be as silent as when at anchor.