Close this search box.

Project Nova, a 50m superyacht by Heesen, to be unveiled at next Monaco Yacht Show


heesen-yachts-project-novaHeesen Yachts, a Dutch company whose yachts have been awarded several international prizes such as the Neptune Award at the World SuperYacht Awards 2015 (with Elena and MySky motor yachts), has unveiled their new 50m Fast Displacement, full-aluminium motor yacht, YN 17850 Project Nova.
Destined to be launched in 2017, Heesen’s 50m project Nova will encompass their revolutionary FDHF (Fast Displacement Hull Form), developed in partnership with Van Oossanen Naval Architects, and first employed on the 65 metre Galactica Star.
Currently being constructed out of aluminium at the yard’s facility in Oss, the Netherlands, and with relatively small engines (2MTU x 600kW), Nova’s Gross Tonnage will fall under the 500 ton mark, adding to her exceptional fuel efficiency. Calculations predict a consumption of a mere 45m3 of fuel over a transatlantic distance of 3,750nm while cruising at 12 knots, burning just 125 litres per hour. At 10 knots only 85 litres per hour is expected to be used, which makes Project Nova the most efficient vessel in her class. Heesen’s minute attention to weight control means the vessel is not only less thirsty, but also more spacious. The result is a high-performance, supreme comfort and reduced environmental impact.
Frank Laupman of Omega Architects designed Nova’s exterior in elegance, while Sinot Yacht Design in charge of all interior styling. Twelve guests will be accommodated across six spacious cabins, with a full beam master suite located on main deck. The rooms and cabins layout is aimed to protect against undue noise and vibration as a gym separates the guest accommodation from the engine room.
Project Nova’s construction is scheduled to be completed by spring 2017. The Dutch shipyard released a preview of what guests and owners can come to expect from the groundbreaking platform once she is set to cruise: more details and information about this project to be revealed during the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show.