M/Y HOME 50m Super Yacht by Heesen
2017, Heesen, The Netherlands
Guests 12 in 6 cabins
SILENCE & COMFORT
Home is all about fuel efficiency and comfort. Her lightweight aluminium hull form offers superlative performance and efficiency in a luxurious design package of under 500GT. Add a striking superstructure, vertical bow and spacious aft platform with a wide staircase leading to the main deck and we believe this yacht is a cut above others in her class.
The exterior of Home is designed by Omega Architects and it’s our first yacht with hybrid propulsion. In this case ‘Hybrid’ means that the yacht can draw on two sources of power for propulsion: diesel mechanical and diesel electrical. Either or both sources can be used at the same time. This provides less noise and vibration, a more flexible power management which means better efficiency.
The brief to Cristiano Gatto with regard to the interior styling was to provide a relaxed and welcoming beach club ambience with ample connection to the outside environment. To achieve this objective, Cristiano and his team have drawn on natural materials with minimal artificial treatments and taken full advantage of the full-height glass windows.
The 49m (160.7ft) HOME was built in full aluminium to ABS classification and delivered by Dutch shipyard Heesen in 2017. She is the first yacht to combine Van Oossanen’s super-efficient FDHF hull design with hybrid propulsion, reducing fuel costs, emissions, noise and vibration. With a beam of 9m (29.5ft) and interior volume of 499GT, she is a popular charter yacht but would suit private use well.
HOME blends Northern European credentials with Italian style. Her exteriors are by Omega Architects and her minimalist Ibiza style interiors are by Cristiano Gatto, who has created spaces that blur the distinction between inside and out. Use of extensive floor to ceiling glass and interior teak decking in the sky lounge create a genuine beach club feel.
A large sun deck has sun loungers forward with privacy glass safety screens. Beneath the hardtop is a large sit-up bar to port and a lounge area to starboard, which could convert into a dining area. Aft is a jacuzzi. The upper deck aft has open air dining shaded by the overhang and a sun lounge aft, and walkaround sidedecks lead to the foredeck. The main deck aft has L-shaped banquettes port and starboard around coffee tables and a central staircase leads down to a huge swim platform that doubles as a sea level sun lounge. Behind a door, steps lead to an air conditioned gym and dayhead.
Her sky lounge has bean bags, daybeds and a bar with light cascading through huge windows onto the teak decking. The main saloon has dark hardwood flooring with a relaxed lounge aft and a formal dining area forward, both with fabulous light and views, a media lounge without full height windows.
The full beam main deck owner’s suite also features full height windows for incredible views and natural light at anchor. The suite has has a dressing room, en suite with shower, and a private office. On the lower deck a full beam VIP cabin, two double cabins and two twin cabins complete family friendly accommodation for 12 guests in six cabins. She also sleep up to 10 crew.
Twin 805hp MTU main diesel engines, two generators and two e-motors combine to give her four propulsion modes: from ‘hybrid’, where generators alone drive e-motors up to nine knots, to ‘boost’ for a top speed of 16.8 knots. Tenders and toys are stowed on the foredeck with a deck crane for launch. She has a maximum range of 2,760nm and Naiad zero speed stabilisers provide comfort at anchor on arrival.
Vessel Type – Generic: Pleasure Craft
Vessel Type – Detailed: Yacht
Call Sign: V7YU3
Flag: Marshall Is [MH]
Gross Tonnage: 499
Summer DWT: 91 t
Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 49.78 x 8.67 m
Year Built: 2017