Updates announced on Heesen superyacht project Nova

New updates have been released on Heesen’s secretive superyacht project, Nova.

According to reports, the Dutch yacht builder has now jointed the superyacht’s all-aluminium hull and superstructure, with delivery expected in spring 2017.

Introduced at Monaco Yacht Show last year, Nova has been developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, and features the company’s Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF). Her exterior has been styled by Omega Architects.

Despite her hull, Nova has not been designed to travel at exceptionally high speeds; instead she will offer considerably lower fuel consumption through an efficient and easily-driven hull. She will have an innovative hybrid propulsion system, and is able to cruise at speeds of up to 9 knots, with a fuel consumption of only 45 litres per hour. Huisman Etech Experts will also soon be installing this newly developed hybrid propulsion, as well as all other tech installations on board.

According to Heesen, Nova’s priority is on silence. Mark Cavendish, sales and marketing director at Heesen, revealed that Nova should only measure 50 decibels in the owner’s suite when at sea. When in hybrid mode, this will reduce to 46 decibels. Cavendish commented, “The owner and guests will enjoy a vastly quieter environment.” Nova will also allow the captain to leave port before dawn, without disturbing guests.

Her interior features a beach villa design, as created by Sinot Design, and incorporates natural fabrics and materials, as well as allowing lots of natural light to flood into the interior. She will accommodate 12 guests across six staterooms, with guest accommodation separated from the engine room to prevent unnecessary noise and vibration.

For more information, visit Heesen Yachts.

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