Dutch shipbuilder, Heesen Yachts, has revealed their latest superyacht project, a 50-metre hull that is currently named ‘Project Nova’.
Featuring a fast displacement hull form (FDHF), which was first introduced on board the 65-metre Galatica Star, she is constructed out of aluminium with a gross tonnage under 500 tonnes.
With exterior design by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and interior design by Sinot Yacht Design, she accommodates 12 guests across her six spacious cabins.
Commenting on her design, Heesen stated, “Her exterior lines break with Heesen yachts of the past, but still retain the sense of seaworthiness and performance that has become our trademark. The vertical bow, for instance, is not just a styling exercise: it also serves to reduce the vertical acceleration that causes discomfort for guests on board.”
The master suite is situated on the main deck forward and features a bathroom with central bathtub. The remaining cabins are found on the lower deck, with a forward, full-beam VIP suite, two twin cabins amidships and two double cabins aft with ensuite shower rooms.
Guests have direct access to the gym on the lower deck through a door at the end of the hallway. This layout solution protects against undue noise and vibration as the gym separates the guest accommodation from the engine room.
After their workout, guests can walk straight out from the gym onto the main aft deck and into the sea via the fixed swim platform, which offers ample space to relax close to the water, and a pantry complete with wet bar.
Fuel efficiency is a notable characteristic of this new hull, using just 45m3 of fuel for a transatlantic distance of 3,750nm at 12 knots. At cruising speed, her fuel consumption is 125-litres per hour, which decreases to just 85-litres per hour at 10 knots.
The keel of Project Nova was laid in the presence of the ABS surveyor last February at the Heesen shipyard facility in Oss, Germany. Construction is scheduled for completion in spring 2017.
For more information, visit Heesen Yachts.