Heesen’s 50m superyacht project Nova is coming

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. The Dutch shipyard has now released a preview of what guests and owners can come to expect from the groundbreaking platform once she is set to cruise in 2017.

Currently being constructed out of aluminium at the yard’s facility in Oss, the Netherlands, 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.

Frank Laupman of Omega Architects has designed Nova’s exterior, with Sinot Yacht Design in charge of all things interior. 12 guests will be accommodated across 6 spacious cabins, with a full beam master suite located on main deck.

Heesen is expected to reveal more information about this exciting project during the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show.

By Charl van Rooy



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