She’s called Home and, according to her manufacturer, the Dutch Heensen Yachts boatyard, she is the first large yacht equipped with hybrid propulsion. 50 metres long, this new creation features aluminium hull and very luxury interiors designed by Cristano Gatto Design’s team. The megayacht was delivered to her owner last week during a ceremony which couldn’t fail to be lavish.
Luxury and high-quality construction qualities aside, what is most interesting is that Home is equipped with two 127 kW electric engines which allow for silent cruising at up to 9 knots. In addition to these two electric engines, the yacht also has two traditional MTU 12 V 600 engines. The two types of propulsion systems can be used simultaneously or independently.
Thanks to this motorization, the new Heensen Yachts creation has a range of 3,750 miles at 12-knot cruising speed; despite being powered by relatively small engines for her size, Home is able to achieve a respectable top speed of 16.3 knots when powered by the two MTU engines.
And if the exclusive elegant exterior design, characterized by a large superstructure featuring a large use of glass and an impressive central staircase developing from the aft platform to the main deck, is by the Dutch Omega Architects studio, everything concerning interiors speaks Italian.
The owner appointed the highly experienced Italian designer Cristiano Gatto to create the interior design of his yacht. So, the Italian designer and his team started to draw sophisticated linear interiors also thanks to the collaboration of some iconic designers, such as Paola Lenti and Franco Poli, who designed indoor furniture then built by Heesen Yachts Interiors.
The crown jewel of interiors is undoubtedly the owner’s apartment, which includes a private studio, a room with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and, of course, an en-suite bathroom equipped with shower stall.
Guests are accommodated in two cabins with double beds, two cabins with twin beds and a full-beam VIP cabin with the same size than the owner’s one.
Undeniable is the beauty of the main deck, where external teak flooring continues inside to create a sense of continuity while huge floor-to-ceiling windows give a breath-taking view over the sea.
The wellness area, equipped with gym and spa, is located on the lower deck next to the engine room and has a comfortable direct access to the main deck through an internal staircase.
For the moment, Home will remain in the harbour of Oss, Holland, for the activation of her complex steering systems. Then, she will move to Rotterdam, where she will undergo a series of sea trials before the official delivery to her owner next June.