Heesen delivers 49m hybrid yacht Home

The 49.8m Heesen superyacht Home—formerly known as Project Nova—has been delivered to her owner following completion of her sea trials.

Construction of Home began on speculation and the project was sold in July 2016, with the buyer bringing in Italian designer Cristiano Gatto to transform the interiors of Project Nova.

The owner, described as a ‘yacht enthusiast’, has owned multiple yachts before, with Home being their first Heesen. Thom Conboy of Heesen Yachts USA said, "The client was attracted to this project for several reasons including its unique and modern exterior, as well as its modern, high-tech interior design."

Key features include the superyacht sundeck, which boasts a 4.8m bar area finished in Corian and sheltered by a hardtop, while a circular spa pool is situated aft. Al fresco dining is provided on the upper deck aft around a circular table, while the upper saloon features Flexiteek flooring and loose furniture, creating a unique area that blends indoor and outdoor living together.

Home will accommodate 12 guests across six staterooms, including a main-deck owner's suite with its own office and walk-in wardrobes. On the lower deck, the guest accommodation is separated from the engine room by a gym, while a zero-speed stabilisation system enhances her blue water cruising credentials. Tender storage is handled with a foredeck crane, allowing the transom to remain clear of obstruction and free for guests to make use of the fixed swim platform.

According to Heesen, she will burn 98 litres of fuel per hour at 12 knots and only 57 litres per hour at 10 knots. Home will achieve a top speed of 16.3 knots when powered by her main engines, and the diesel-electric propulsion system will allow for silent cruising at up to nine knots. Smaller engines mean the yacht will also be more spacious, with less room taken up by the engine room.

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.

For more information, visit Heesen.

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