Project Nova has a name
Heesen's Project Nova has been officially launched at the Dutch yard's facility in Oss.
The 50m superyacht has a new name after being christened M/Y Home. She is a fast displacement yacht with reduced environmental impact. The exterior design is by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, while the interior styling is the work of Cristiano Gatto.
Project Nova is the first fast displacement yacht equipped with hybrid propulsion. The yacht can use diesel mechanical and diesel electric propulsion.
Thanks to two water cooled DC electric shaft motors, each 127 kW, she will cruise at nine knots using the generators alone, allowing the crew to leave the harbour without waking the 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, which is impressive given that it is achieved with just two MTU 12V, 800 hp each – relatively small engines for a yacht of her size.
Heesen's M/Y Home can accommodate 12 guests in six double cabins, including a main-deck owner's suite.
The wellness area – with gymnasium and spa – is located on the lower deck aft, adjacent to the engine room, and has convenient direct access to the main deck aft through an internal staircase.
One of the most outstanding areas on board Home is the sky lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows like a veranda overlooking the ocean. To enhance the outdoor-indoor connection Cristiano Gatto brought the exterior teak into the interior to create seamless flow between the upper lounge and the aft deck dining area.