Heesen introduces their first hybrid

Alasdair Whyte
By Alasdair Whyte September 26, 2015 15:22

Heesen introduces their first hybrid

Heesen Yachts have introduced the new Hybrid Solutions to be used on Project NOVA; a new 50 metre Fast Displacement, full-aluminium motor yacht announced in April 2015.

After a Facebook campaign earlier this year, the build was named Project NOVA; a name proposed by Facebook user Ms. Lenderink.

Ligthweight aluminium superyacht Project NOVAProject Nova focuses on fuel efficiency. Her lightweight aluminium hull and relatively small engines (2MTU x 600kW) means the vessel not only requires less fuel, but is also more spacious. The yacht will only use 45m3 of fuel for her transatlantic range of 3,750 nautical miles a cruising speed of 12 knots. This frugal 125 litre-per-hour consumption at cruising speed makes Project NOVA the most efficient vessel in her class.

Her vertical bow will increase comfort on board by reducing the vertical acceleration.

Project Nova’s keel was laid in February 2014 at the Heesen shipyard in Oss and her hull was tank tested back in July 2014.

Heesen's Project NOVA

She is scheduled for delivery on 30th June 2017.

Heesen are set to delivery three other superyachts in 2017; Projects Alida and Ruya in March and Project Alba in October.

Heesen delivered 50 metre Sibelle and 50 metre Asya last month.  They are also scheduled to deliver 50 mere Ann G, and 55 metre Azamanta in July later this year.


Name: Project NOVA

Builder: Heesen Yachts
Length: 50.0m / 164’1″

Exterior: Frank Laupman at Omega Architects
Interior: Sinot Yacht Design
Naval Architect: Heesen Yachts, Van Oossenan

Guests: 12
Range: 3750 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2MTU x 600kW
Hull: aluminium

Alasdair Whyte
By Alasdair Whyte September 26, 2015 15:22