Volpini 2 Yacht Amels 188

Amels 188 VOLPINI 2

Hat-trick at Amels: A repeat client ordered the first Amels 188, christened VOLPINI 2 that is also the first hybrid-powered yacht by the yard. Furthermore, it is the first Tier III yacht in the world.

The Amels 188 belongs to the successful semi-custom line Limited Editions. For the readers who don’t know, what that means: The hull and the exterior design is fully engineered and the client can bring his favorite interior designer. That saves time and costs (explained in a nutshell). The exterior design is a timeless creation by Tim Heywood. The interior of this unit has been designed by Reymond Langton.

The Amels 188 has a beam of 10.60 meters. Although the yacht is just five meters longer than her smaller sister Amels 180, the hull volume is much higher – 671 GT vs. 970 GT. Also, the beach club is much bigger. During the Superyacht Press Tour 2018, organized the Holland Superyacht Group, I had the chance to see both models at the quay and the difference was impressive.

VOLPINI 2 has a 130 sqm owners’ suite forward on the main deck with a twelve square meters fold-out balcony. The yacht has five guest cabins on the lower deck and a VIP suite can be found on the bridge deck.

TIER III and Hybrid Propulsion

Amels 188 Volpini 2 Yacht

The Amels 188 meets the new TIER III regulation by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that is an agency of the United Nations to reduce the NOx by about 70 percent of all vessels over 500 GT with the keel laying after 1st of January 2016. Although the keel of VOLPINI 2 was laid in 2015, Amels reacted proactive and equipped the yacht with a propulsion that meets the TIER III requirements.

The propulsion is a hybrid system. Amels teamed up with MTU, Veth and Hug Engineering.

The yacht will be at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018 but not for sale or charter. Appointments by Amels only.

Adler Suprema X

Adler Suprema X

Adler Yacht range will be extended with the Adler Suprema X - also designed by Nuvolari Lenard.

The Adler Suprema X is a bit longer than the first Suprema and comes with the optional sky lounge (profile pictures). When Skylounge has been chosen by the client, the helm station can be moved there to have more space in the saloon.

The hardtop version (renderings) is like a fixed bimini with sun sails and integrated windows to close the flybridge. The windows can be opened mechanically.

Another interesting feature: Adler moved the engine room backward to get more space on the lower deck and placed four suites. There is one full-beam owners’ suite, a VIP cabin forward and two additional guest cabins with en-suites. The hull features a tunnel drive to reduce the draft.

Color options of the Skylounge version

Last but not least, she is also available with an HMS hybrid propulsion system. The system allows a full-electric mode with a top speed of ten knots to cruise without noise or vibrations but also a top speed of 30 knots.



WIDER Yachts announced the launch of the full-aluminum yacht CECILIA (WDER 165) - The bigger sister of the WIDER 150.

The WIDER 165 CECILIA was designed by Fulvio De Simoni (responsible for the exterior design) and Ideaeitalia (interior design). The yacht has many features known from the WIDER 150 BARTALI like a hybrid propulsion. The generator room is placed in the bow and connected to Azipods. That saves space on the lower deck. The yacht has an operating range of up to 5,400 nautical miles at 10 knots, 3,100 nm at 12.5 knots and offers also a zero-emission mode.

Furthermore, the WIDER 165 has also a large foldable beach club and the float-in tender garage for a WIDER 32. Another tender storage for a RIB and jet skis is located in the bow. A new big feature is a touch-and-go helipad on the bow that can be used for parties.

CECILIA accommodates up to ten guests in five cabins. There are four cabins on the lower deck and a full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck with a gym. The suite and the gym are equipped with fold-out balconies. On the main deck is also a sauna.

The crew area contains five cabins for a crew of eleven with a crew mess that meets LY3 standards. The crew has a direct access to the generator room.

The yacht is for sale and has a price of 30 Mio. Request

Some more render impressions

Main Specifications

Length over all:49.98 m
Beam:8.45 m
Draft:2.30 m
Electric Propulsion:Electric Motors: 2x 531 kW
Gen Set: 4 x 350 kW
Battery Packs: 544 KW
Max. Speed14.1 knots
Cruising Speed13 knots
Ecological Speed10 knots
Electric Speed5 knots
Range @ 10 knots:5.400 nm
Range @ 12.5 knots:3.100 nm
Range @ 14.1 knots:2.200 nm
Accommodation:10 guests in 5 cabins
Gross Tonnage:< 500 GT
Crew Accommodation:11 crew in 5 cabins
Fuel Capacity:57.000 l
Water Capacity:13.000 l
Exterior Design:Fulvio De Simoni
Interior Design:Ideaeitalia
Naval Architecture:Wider Engineering

65m explorer yacht skysail

65m Green Explorer by Nedship and Dennis Ingemansson

Nedship Group (known for zero-emission solar-powered catamarans) and Swedish yacht designer Dennis Ingemansson present a 65m green explorer.

The explorer uses a mix of energy sources to reduce the carbon footprint. There is a skysail to reduce the energy of the engines/generators and 150 sqm of solar panels on the roof. Furthermore, 60 sqm more can be added on the helicopter platform. There can be wind turbines added.

The steel-hulled vessel will be built to ice classification 1A to explore many remote areas. Furthermore, the yacht features safe spaces for tenders, toys and submarines, a diving center with decompression center and an onboard recycling center.

Main Specifications

Length over all:65.00 m
Beam:14.00 m
Draft:3.50 m
Exterior Design:Dennis Ingemansson
Main Engines:Hybrid Power System
Top Speed:15 knots
Range @ 12 knots:6,000 nautical miles
Green Features:Up to 210 square meters area of solar cells + retractable wind turbines + skysails + onboard recyclable systems + retractable wave turbines

SkySail explained

M40 Yacht Marco Ferrari

M40 by Marco Ferrari

Marco Ferrari unveiled his yacht concept called M40.

M40 is a full-aluminum yacht with a length of 42.5m and a gross tonnage of under 500 GT. The owners’ suite features a studio and a private balcony that can fold out. Other balconies are integrated into the bulwark for a panoramic view during dinings. Glass sliding doors keeps the interior in touch with the outside.

The M40 welcomes twelve guests and a crew of seven (including the captain). The storage for the tenders and toys have enough space to house two tenders, jetski, Seabobs and other equipment. A Jacuzzi can be placed on the sun deck or the upper deck forward. A hybrid propulsion is foreseen as an option.

M40 Mptor Yacht Design Marco Ferrari

Apeiron Yacht RIDMAN

APEIRON (50m) by RIDMAN Studio

APEIRON is a 50m motor yacht design by the Italian yacht design duo RIDMAN Studio (Edoardo Ridoli and Federico Maria Manzini.)

RIDMAN studio collaborated with the naval engineers Eleonora Mascellino and Cristina Spadoni during a master degree study at the University of Genoa.

The 50m steel motor yacht APEIRON has a state-of-the-art hybrid propulsion. Furthermore, the designers left beaten paths and they put a 120 sqm private space for the owner that includes the suite on the upper deck, an open area with pool and sunbathing area. Thanks to that configuration, two VIP suites are placed on the main deck. Not the standard in the 50m class. All decks are connected by an elevator.

Apeiron Yacht RIDMAN
Apeiron Yacht RIDMAN
Apeiron Yacht RIDMAN

The large flush deck with sunbathing and lounge area offers a lot of space with more privacy in marinas when the yacht is moored with the stern in public areas.

The sundeck has a large shaded area with folding biminis. Furthermore, the deck has an al-fresco dining, a C-shaped sofa and a sunbathing area with another pool forward.

Apeiron Yacht RIDMAN

The yacht concept has a beach club aft that comes with a space of 80 sqm and features a gym, a bar, and a jacuzzi. The tender garage is placed in the bow on the main deck level.

Apeiron Yacht RIDMAN

Propulsion Modes

  • Diesel engines on
  • Generators on
  • Electric engines off
  • Recharge the batteries and running hotel functions

  • Diesel engines on
  • Generators on
  • Electric engines on
  • Recharge the batteries and running hotel functions

  • One diesel engine on
  • One electric engine on
  • The other electric engine serves as a generator

  • Diesel engines off
  • Generators on
  • Electric engines on
  • Recharge Batteries
  • Supports hotel functions

  • Diesel engines off
  • Generators off
  • Electric engines on
  • Use batteries to power the electric engines and hotel functions


RIDMAN Studio describes the interior design as follows:

“Interior style is definitely clean and contemporary. It includes glossy finish, fine woods, precious marbles and premium Italian leathers which ably rotate in order to create a warm and elegant environment.”

Main Specifications

Length over all:49.90 m
Beam:9.33 m
Draft:2.40 m
Main Engines:2 x MTU 1340 Kw
Electric Engines:2 x 61 Kw
Battery Pack:125 x 180 Ah Li-ON
Genets:2 x 100 Kw
Fuel Capacity:70,000 l
Top Speed:20 knots
Cruising Speed:14 knots
Range @ 9 knots:5,500 nautical miles


Apeiron Yacht RIDMAN

Adler Suprema Motor Yacht

Adler Suprema - 23m pure luxury designed by Nuvolari Lenard

Adler (the German word for eagle) is a Swiss yacht brand that presents a new hybrid motor yacht that was designed by Italian studio Nuvolari Lenard - the Adler Suprema. The yard presented also the Adler Suprema X with sky lounge.

Adler Suprema is a 23m flybridge motor yacht that leaves beaten paths in its class. The yacht has modern materials like carbon fiber, Kevlar, and fiberglass – even the propellers. Also, state of the art technology like a hybrid propulsion system to enjoy a journey with less noise and vibrations and economical fuel consumption. The 5,200-litre tank offers a transatlantic range of over 3,500 nautical miles at 8 knots. But if you need, the Suprema has a top speed of 30 knots.

The interior is pure luxury for this size and has a spacious main saloon with an area with lounge sofas and big windows to connect the inside with the outside. That area transforms also into a cinema. Next to that area is a dining area for up to six people.

Alessandro Barizzi, CEO of Adler Yacht, commented:

“We set the bar very high for ourselves with the Suprema, and we feel we have produced many technical aspects of a larger yacht, integrated into a smaller, ‘entry level’ yacht in terms of size. Adler Yacht will continue to evolve the design and review everything that we have done, particularly from a technical standpoint, to push ourselves further. In terms of the yacht’s interior, we really hit the nail on the head when it comes to the layout, design, and materials used.”

The lower deck accommodates a full beam master suite with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom amidships. Two other double suites are located at the bow and the stern.

Monitoring and controlling are possible via tablet computer – even when not on board. The hybrid propulsion system is powered by twin Caterpillar diesel engines and twin ATE 100 KW e-engines. Electric mode is available for up to 60 minutes at 8 knots. Fully rechargeable in one hour.

Update August 31, 2017:

The HMS (Hybrid Marine System)  – part of Adler Yacht where you can also order only a hybrid propulsion system – with some software and hardware modifications and reduced the fuel consumption. The yacht needs just 11 liters per hour at 8 knots and 66 liters per hour at 12 knots. Furthermore, the yacht got an e-anchor aka dynamic positioning system to hold the position without using the traditional system. A great advantage when water is too deep to use the anchor or in areas where it is forbidden to use the physical anchor.

Main Specifications

Length over all:23.11 m
Beam:6.04 m
Draft1.75 m
Material:Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Glass Fiber
Exterior Design:Nuvolari Lenard
Interior Design:Nuvolari Lenard
Displacement:49 t
Guests:6 - 9
Range:>3,500 nautical miles @ 8 knots
Fuel Consumption:11 L @ 8 knots
126 L @ 15 knots
160 L @ 17 knots
Max. Speed:30 knots

Profile & Layouts

Adler Suprema Profile


Adler Suprema Fly Bridge

Adler Suprema Main Deck
Main Deck

Adler Suprema Lower Deck
Lower Deck

Adler Suprema Extended

Adler Yacht is working on an evolution about the Suprema – The extended version with a longer bathing platform.

Adler Suprema Extended
Adler Suprema Extended
Adler Suprema Extended
Adler Suprema Extended
Carlo Nuvolari Dan Lenard

Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard

How did you come to be involved in Adler’s first project, that of the Adler Suprema?

The owner of the Adler Yacht also maintains and operates a fleet of charter planes, and we were first approached by them to consider their brief for a totally new yacht with outstanding efficiency and hybrid diesel-electric propulsion. It is difficult to make a new impression in a market where there is one mainstream “look”, so it was very inspiring to try something completely new, and it was a challenge we were happy to accept.


Would you say you brought elements from your superyacht design experience into theAdler Suprema project?

At Nuvolari-Lenard, we design boats from 30 feet to more than 300 feet; as far as we are concerned, a boat is a boat, and the size of the yacht does not change our approach to giving each project its own concept. I want all the boats we design to share one thing: they must be very well finished and the level of detail needs to be the focus, whatever the size. It is what makes it feel luxurious. When you buy a boat, whatever the size, you are more involved in the process as if you were designing and building a house. It’s not something that you do over the space of an afternoon like you will do when buying a car where you are simply choosing the color, the interior leather, and the engine. A boat is more complex and it is going to influence the best moments of your life – your holidays – so it’s a much more personal experience. I can see this happening for any size of boat or yacht, even a “smaller” one. Adler Yacht produces custom yachts and is not a mass production shipyard, so the client can choose many special features. This was important to us because it is not always possible to have such a degree of customization in this size range, and there are many exacting clients seeking it. The owner of a small boat, of course, is still interested in focusing on the details that go into its construction, just as much as the owner purchasing a yacht that is 100ft longer. It’s not that there should be more attention given to a larger yacht but, because the boat is bigger, it takes longer to go through the process as there are more details to select. But the attitude is the same and the shipyard should be able to satisfy the client’s requests.


What was the target market you were imagining when you were designing the AdlerSuprema?

The Adler Suprema with her 76 feet was visualized to appeal to a client looking to combine a midrange speed of between 15 and 24 knots with fantastic fuel efficiency, as the size of this market is increasing. Lower fuel consumption is appealing for a lot of people, not only because the running costs are less expensive, but also because it dramatically reduces the necessity to refuel regularly. Refueling adds a lot of stress for many owners because they lose a lot of time in the height of summer when they would rather be cruising. We conceived the Adler Suprema as something that would be attractive to clients who have come from a trawler ownership background. However, the “real” trawler hull form sets you at speeds of around nine knots, which is not fast enough for the owners. A lot of builders have tried to build a fast trawler market, with the hull form of a planing yacht, which is not suitable or efficient. An experienced yacht owner does not often cruise at high speeds because this makes for very
windy conditions when they have family on board. We find yacht owners try to stay around speeds of 22 or 23 knots, which is a very inefficient speed for planing yachts that are designed to travel at35 knots, as the engines and propellers are not running optimally. We created this yacht design for clients who have owned several boats before, and maybe they come from a sailing yacht background but are becoming older so they want to switch to power.They are very experienced people, so they spend a lot of time researching the product and they know exactly what they want.


How was it working with a shipyard to build its first yacht?

Usually, we are used to working with much larger companies. But it is important to try new things to move design forward; otherwise, you are always looking back. At an older shipyard, you can propose different designs but they usually have long-term planning and their own philosophy in construction. You have limited scope to try new things because you must stay on a certain track.We also tried to give this yacht a personality, because it’s not just for the boat but also giving personality and “DNA” to the shipyard. With a company like Adler Yacht, you can try new things because they want to grow. For us, it is important to explore new things; so, we found the approach very stimulating in a creative sense.


When you were designing the exterior lines and profile of the Adler Suprema, where did you start?

The starting point for the exterior design was the vertical – or plumb – bow, which is a feature that is not only aesthetic but also provides the maximum possible length at the waterline, a key element for a yacht’s efficiency. The plumb bow is certainly a trend in yacht design today, especially on superyachts. But for these much larger vessels, the percentage increase in length you gain moving from a conventional bow to a plumb bow makes relatively little difference in hull efficiency
For the Adler Suprema, the decision to go for a plumb bow was led by its technical advantages

over aesthetic ones. It was the driving factor for the exterior design, and everything else developed from there.


The Adler Suprema has a fully-carbon superstructure; why did you choose this material?

This was something that the shipyard was keen to explore to reduce weight. A planing or semi-planing boat needs to “take off”, just like an airplane; in general, the lighter it is, the better.Additionally, for any yacht design, the best place to reduce weight is higher up, to improve stability at anchor, so I always recommend this with a yacht’s design.


How long was the testing being carried out before you finalized the design?

With the design of any completely new product, the design time is very long. We started out with a blank piece of paper, and everything was focused on design drawing for the first 18 months of the project. After that, we started testing the hull and making the models.


Are there any particularly remarkable living area features on the Adler Suprema?

Yes, there are two that stand out. Firstly, the large sliding side doors in the saloon give you that“inside-outside” feeling that is often missing on boats in this size range, where there is a large interior but relatively little space on the aft deck. I have spent a lot of time cruising during theMediterranean summer, and you hardly ever spend time inside or use the air conditioning; you want shade from the sun, but you also want to feel connected with the outdoors. By adding the large windows, we have created a very attractive open area which is the main layout feature for a boat of this size.Another feature that maximizes space is the introduction of two large sliding louver frames in place of curtains, which gives the interior a Caribbean house style, offers protection from the direct sun and the wind. You can open one side or both sides and it gives you a lot of flexibility.


Which is your favorite area of the Adler Suprema interior and why?

I spend a lot of time on boats myself and, in terms of layout, I love the wheelhouse. On many otheryachts, if you are in the wheelhouse you cannot have any company because there is nowhere elseto sit, so I like the sofa area we included. I like the fact that the wheelhouse is self-contained. Many marina boats or conventionalMediterranean-style yachts open the wheelhouse to the saloon, which is good if you are sticking tomedium or short range cruising; but for longer ranges, this is not practical. The owner will want anindependent wheelhouse, because they will often be travelling mid-season or when it is dark atnight, and they would be disturbed by the saloon’s lights if it were open. If you want to use the boat for true long-range cruising over more than a few weeks, your boatbecomes like your house. For a retired couple, often the husband will still need to have a smalloffice space for a computer and paperwork. With this independent area, it can become your privateoffice space when you have guests on board, where you can have some peace and space withouthaving to go to your cabin, which is not comfortable.There is a very convenient day head in the wheelhouse, which is reassuring because you don’thave to spend time away from the helm to go downstairs to use the bathroom. It is also very usefulfor when there are guests on board because you don’t have to send them down to intrude on yourprivate space in the cabins should they wish to use the bathroom or wash their hands. This dayhead feature off the wheelhouse is very practical and convenient.


Would you say you have considered the day-to-day activities of the owner more than usual on the Adler Suprema?

We gave as much consideration as we normally do for any project, but the difference with thisyacht is that it caters to a very specific niche where the clients expect certain elements within thedesign. The people who want a boat like the Adler Suprema 76 are seeking long range, mid-speedand possibly hybrid propulsion. If you offered the same combination of features to the widermarket, you would likely be less successful than with the targeted approach. I think this is a goodway to start a new yacht brand, with a niche market in mind, and it will be the successful businessstrategy for newcomers to the industry.

Full-Electric Tender

During the boot Düsseldorf, Adler Yacht (respectively Hybrid Marine Solution – an affiliated company) presented a full-electric tender that fits perfectly on the bathing platform on the Suprema. The tender is made of carbon and a top speed of 100 km/h. The electric boat uses battery technology by Kreisel Electric – the company that presented a full-electric Mercedes G-Class for Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Full-Electric Tender Adler
Full-Electric Boat

SARP XSR 85 Red Yacht Design Hybrid

SARP XSR 85 - Red Yacht Design with Hybrid Propulsion

The SARP XSR 85 is one of three versions of a new motor yacht line with hybrid propulsion

This new line will be also available as 105 feet and 125 feet version. The SARP XSR 85 is based on the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) by the Dutch naval architect studio Van Oossanen. The exterior and interior design were created by the Turkish studio Red Yacht Design. The hybrid propulsion allows also a full-electric mode.

SARP XSR 85 Red Yacht Design Hybrid
SARP XSR 85 Red Yacht Design
SARP XSR 85 Red Yacht Design

An eye-catching detail is the kind of oriel with full-height windows of the superstructure that makes it look like a glass house. Should be a great outside feeling in a climate controlled area.

On the lower deck are four cabins. A full beam master suite, a full beam VIP suite, one guest cabin with double bed and another guest cabin with twin beds. A crew of four persons is hosted at the bow area.

A pool can be found at the bow while the sun deck features a flybridge with seating area and a fixed bimini. At the aft on the main deck is another seating area and a fixed bathing platform.

SARP XSR 85 Red Yacht Design Hybrid
SARP XSR 85 Red Yacht Design Hybrid

XSR 85, XSR 125 and XSR 105 

Main Specifications

Length over all:25.70 m
Beam:6.42 m
Draft:1.85 m
Exterior Design:Red Yacht Design
Interior Design:Red Yacht Design
Naval ArchitectureVan Oossanen
Diesel Engines:2 x 1250 bhp
Electric Engines:2 x 70 kW
Top Speed:24 knots

Superfly GT 42 Flying Flipper

Superfly GT 42 by Flying Flipper

Flying Flipper and Red Yacht Design created the Superfly GT 42

The Superfly GT 42 comes with a center cockpit and an unusual layout configuration with a forward and an aft cabin. The yacht will be constructed in lightweight carbon-fiber.

The Flying Flipper brand has its roots in the seventies with race boats and boats for the Swedish coast guard. Designer, entrepreneur and boat enthusiast Michael Reimer bought the company in 2014. I think, together with Red Yacht Design, has a great opportunity to create stunning yachts.

Superfly GT 42 Flying Flipper
Superfly GT 42 Flying Flipper
Superfly GT 42 Flying Flipper
Superfly GT 42 Flying Flipper

Flying Flipper offers five versions from 44+ knots up to 65+ knots with different engine configurations. There are outboards and stern drives by Mercury or racing outboards by Seven. Finally, a hybrid version with a Torqeedo electric engine for slower cruises but with silence and less pollution. Talking about eco-friendly aspects, the interior materials (fabrics and woodwork) are ecologically certified.

2 x 400 HP Mercury Racing Outboard
Top Speed: 44+ knot

2 x 627 HP Seven Racing Outboard
Top Speed: 55+ knot

2 x 370 HP Mercury Diesel Stern Drive
Top Speed: 40+ knot

2 x 430 HP Mercury Racing Stern Drive
Top Speed: 45+ knot

2 x 370 HP Mercury Diesel Stern Drive
Top Speed: 40+ knot

2 x 430 HP Mercury Racing Stern Drive
Top Speed: 45+ knot

3 x 627 HP Seven Racing Outboard
Top Speed: 65+ knot

2 x 400 HP Mercury Racing Outboard

2 x 627 HP Seven Racing Outboard with one Torqeedo electric engine

In the forward area, you can find the guest cabin and the salon with the galley and dining table. Thanks to big windows in the hull and a skylight, this area welcomes a lot of natural light. The aft cabin is the home of the owner with rear windows, an interesting window design forward and a skylight as well as the salon.

Main Specifications

Length over all:13.09 m
Length Waterline:11.03 m
Beam:3.35 m
Draft:0.65 m
Exterior Design:Red Yacht Design & Flying Flipper
Interior Design::Red Yacht Design & Flying Flipper
Naval Architecture:Red Yacht Design & Flying Flipper
Top Speeds:44+ to 65+ knots
Material:Carbon Fiber/Epoxy resin
Fuel:900 l

Greenline 65 Ocean Class Hybrid Yacht

Greenline 65 Ocean Class

Greenline Yachts dares with the Ocean Class concepts some bigger hybrid motor yachts than the already built smaller Greenline Yachts that includes the typical advantages of a hybrid yacht with a quiet and efficient cruise.

The nice lines of this yacht concept are made by J&J Design and are currently under construction at SVP Yachts. The yacht offers a flybridge with u-shape seating and sunbathing area forward. Another sunbathing area is at the bow.

The main deck is the place of a bad weather helm station, dining area, galley and the salon. The lower deck accommodates a VIP cabin at the bow, master cabin amidships (with large windows in the hull to welcome a lot of natural light), a twin guest cabin and a small crew area at the stern with direct access to the engine room. Alle cabins are equipped with ensuite bathrooms.

The Greenline 65 can reach a top speed up to 28 knots depending on engine options and has an operating range of 2,000 nautical miles at 7 knots.

Main Specifications

Length over all:20.80 m
Beam:5.45 m
Design:J&J Design
Shipyard:SVP Yachts
Range:2,000 NM @ 7 knots

Profile & Layouts

Greenline 65 Profile

Greenline 65 Sun Deck
Sun Deck

Greenline 65 Main Deck
Main Deck

Greenline 65 Lower Deck
Lower Deck

Home Yacht Heesen

Home, Sweet Home

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

Heesen Nova Deck Layout
Sun Deck

Heesen Nova Bridge Deck
Bridge Deck

Heesen Nova Main Deck
Main Deck

Heesen Nova Lower Deck
Lower Deck

Fast Displacement XL® (explained by Perry van Oossanen)

Update January 28th, 2018: The yacht won Best Naval Architecture and Best Ecological Award Design & Innovation Award by Boat International in Kitzbühel.

Divine Columbus Yacht 40M Sport Hybrid

Divine - a 40m Hybrid Yacht by Columbus Yachts

Divine - Italian lady with German power

Divine is one of few motor yachts with hybrid propulsion. The yacht has a length of 40m and was designed by HydroTec (naval architecture and exterior design) in cooperation with the yard Columbus Yachts (part of the Palumbo Group). The interior design delivered Hot Lab.

Hybrid Propulsion – Three modes

Diesel Mode

With the clutch disengaged, the hybrid system is completely invisible. The vessel is propelled by the traditional propulsion system: primary engines, gearbox, shaft and propeller.

Electric Mode

This technology, several decades old, is often found on ferries and cruise ships. It is known as diesel-electric propulsion. The generators are running and provide current to the electrics panel which then regulates the electric motor as a service element. Each electric motor on the Columbus 40M Sport Hybrid absorbs 75 kW out of the available 200 kW, 100 kW per generator, for a total of 150 kW. 50 kW are therefore free for other uses. The clutch is engaged, the electric motor turns the gearbox which in turn revolves the propeller.

When under way in Electric Mode, the yacht behaves like a sailboat: there is no noise or vibration aboard, while her speed is relatively slow. Each motor’s upper limit of 75 kW gives the yacht a top speed of eight knots, but in complete silence. Another plus of the Electric Mode is fuel consumption: approx. 80 liters/hour, a notable advantage for a 40-meter long yacht.

Shaft Generator Mode

This is the most applied system in the maritime and yachting world. Here the primary engine turns the gearbox which then turns the shaft and propeller. When the clutch is engaged while the engine is running, the electric motor can be used as a generator: the primary engine runs the electric motor which in turn provides electricity. The primary generators are therefore turned off and all the vessel’s electrical

needs are satisfied by the electric motor. This allows for decreased fuel consumption as both generators are off and the primary engine is running under optimal load: with 2,000 hp available, an additional 75 kW (the maximum load for the electric motor) is insignificant in overall fuel consumption. With the generators off this mode not only decreases fuel consumption but also eliminates the need for generator maintenance during lengthy deliveries.

Divine Hybrid Propulsion

The interior - light & bright

Main Specifications

Length over all:39.83 m
Length waterline:38.45m
Draft:1.75 m
Naval Architecture:HydroTec / Palumbo Group
Exterior Design:HydroTec / Palumbo Group
Interior Design:Hot Lab Yacht & Design
Displacement217 t (full load)
Main Engines:2 x MTU 12V2000 M94 (2x1432kW @ 2450 rpm)
Gear Boxes:2 x Reintjes WAF 542APS
Electrical Propulsion:2 x Siemens 2 x 60 Kw
Construction:Aluminum (hull and superstructure)