The name is Project Nova and it’s Heesen Yachts’ latest creation. After the success of the 65-meter Star Galactica, the first yacht in the world equipped with the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF), the new Project Nova offers the same performance and the same levels of efficiency and comfort staying below the 500 tons.
Composed of aluminum and equipped with two MTU engines 600 kW Project Nova is credited with a range of 3,750 miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots. Always regarding the performance, Heesen engineers and the experts from Van Oossanen Naval Architects, who designed the FDHF, played a long session in the towing testing tanks of Southampton, tests that took place in July last year. The tests showed a very low level of fuel consumption with 125 liters / hour at cruising speed and only 8.5 liters / hour at 10 knots.
With the exterior design by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and the interior design by Sinot Yacht Design, Project Nova breaks with the tradition of Heesen Yachts in regards to the external lines whilst maintaining the high quality marine settings and construction that characterize Heesen. One example is the vertical bow that is not just a design choice as it reduces the pitching of the yacht to ensure comfort on board. Nova project can accommodate 12 guests with the owner’s suite located on the main deck and inside it has a spa bath in a central position to the cabin. The cabins for guests, the VIP full beam and the other four doubles are on the lower deck.