M/Y HOME is the world's first fast displacement yacht by Heesen with a hybrid propulsion. The yacht is also known as Project NOVA and YN 17859.

HOME is a full aluminum yacht under 500 GT and measures 50m in length. She has a transatlantic range of 3,750 nautical miles at a speed of 12 knots. Her twin MTU 12V with 600 kW each power her up to 16.3 knots. Her two 127 kW electric engines offer a speed of 9 knots just using generators with less noise and vibrating.

The yacht features – like many other successful Heesen yachts – the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) by Dutch naval architects Van Oossanen. The exterior design was created by Omega Architects.

During her sea trials HOME reached the contractual speed of 16.3 with the traditional diesel engines and 9 knots in hybrid mode. Also, the noise and vibrations levels are under the contracted goals.

Furthermore, the yacht showed her efficiency. At 12 knots she consumes 98 liters per hour of diesel. That can be reduced to 45 liters per hour in the hybrid mode with a speed of 10 knots. Announced was a range of 3,750 nautical miles at 12 knots. Heesen corrected this number up to 4,250 nm.

The owner assigned Cristiano Gatto to design the sophisticated linear interior. The full-beam owner suite (forward on the main deck) features floor-to-ceiling windows and a private study.

Guests cabins can be found on the lower deck amidships. There are two doubles, two twins, and one full-beam VIP suite. The crew area with mess and cabins is forward located. On the lower deck is also the Gym and SPA. This area is also directly connected to the main deck through an extra staircase.

Heesen has a sister ship under construction. The project is for sale and ready in 2019.

Photos by Dick Holthuis

Storm approved home

Main Specifications

Length over all:49.80 m
Beam:9.10 m
Draft:2.15 m
Material:Aluminum (hull and superstructure)
Exterior Design:Omega Architects
Interior Design:Cristiano Gatto
Naval Architecture:Van Oossanen
Main Engines:2× MTU 12V 2000 M61
Max. Power:2 x 600 KW
Max. Speed:16.5 knots
Range @ 12 knots:4,250 nm
Guests:12 in 6 cabins
Fuel Capacity:45.000 l

Profile & Layouts

Heesen Nova Profile
Profile
Heesen Nova Deck Layout
Sun Deck
Heesen Nova Bridge Deck
Bridge Deck
Heesen Nova Main Deck
Main Deck
Heesen Nova Lower Deck
Lower Deck