heesen yachts elite living africaProject Nova from Heesen Yachts. (Photo: Heesen Yachts)Heesen Yachts has announced that the owner of YN 17850 (Project Nova) christened his new yacht, HOME, during a ceremony at the facility in Oss, Netherlands

The yacht will cruise at 9 knots using the generators alone, allowing the crew to leave the harbour without waking the owner and his guests.

There are two sources of power for propulsion: diesel mechanical and diesel electrical. Either source can be used independently or simultaneously, providing less noise and vibration, more flexible power management, and increased efficiency.

The Owner, a yacht enthusiast, appointed Cristiano Gatto Design to create an interior style that matches his lifestyle. Some of the features include fabrics, leathers, and lacquered surfaces in polar white contrasting with the warmth of the wood.

Unique pieces of loose furniture have been carefully chosen to decorate the area. Paola Lenti outdoor furniture dominates on the decks and in the sky lounge, while a stunning contemporary stainless steel lounge chair by Franco Poli stands out in the main saloon.

Heesen notes that one of the most outstanding features on board Home is the sky lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows like a veranda overlooking the ocean. Guests are accommodated in five luxurious staterooms on the lower deck, with other highlights include a wellness area – with gymnasium and SPA and has convenient direct access to the main deck aft through an internal staircase.

The yacht will undergo sea trials in Rotterdam and official tests before delivery to her owners in June.