Published: Tuesday, 04 July 2017

Dutch yachting giant Heesen Yachts delivered its first Fast Displacement motor yacht equipped with hybrid propulsion, Home, to her owner. She will debut at the Monaco Yacht Show (September 27-30). 

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(Photos: Dick Holthius / Heesen Yachts - Home)

The 50m aluminium motor yacht Home is below 500gt with shallow draft and she underwent intensive sea trials in the North Sea for five days in calm sea conditions, with waves up to 0.5m and light breeze. Home exceeded her contractual maximum speed of 16.3 knots in the traditional diesel engine mode, but also expectations in her hybrid ‘silent cruising mode’.

At 12 knots, she has a fuel consumption of 98 litres per hour (excluding generators) and at 10 knots in hybrid mode. This further reduces to 45 litres per hour. Fitted with two MTU 12V 2000 M61 engines of 600 kW each, the displacement hull form was devised by Van Oossanen Naval Architechts, engineered and executed by the shipyard.

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This once again proves the remarkable efficiency of the Fast Displacement Hull form devised by Van Oossanen Naval Architects; engineered by Heesen’s in-house specialists and perfectly executed by Heesen’s talented team of welders.

Frank Laupman of Omega Architects is responsible for her profile from her vertical bow and characterising spray rails, to her stern with a large fixed swim platform, wide sweeping stairs leading to the main deck and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

A sister ship to Home is under construction and will be available for sale and delivery in March 2019.