The superyacht was christened with her new name at the launching ceremony on Easter Friday.
Home is the first superyacht that pairs the Fast Displacement Hull Form with hybrid propulsion, offering both fuel efficient and quiet cruising possibilities.
Home was unveiled as Project Nova at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show. Excluding generators, cruising at 12 knots Home has a fuel consumption of only 98 litres per hour, and at 10 knots only 57.5 litres per hour. “She also has a maximum speed of 16.3 knots, which is no slouch for a displacement yacht and demonstrates that we haven’t achieved this performance by installing a pair of outrageously small engines!” said Mark Cavendish, sales and marketing director at the Dutch yard.
Using the hybrid propulsion system, Home can cruise at nine knots using the generators alone, at which the consumption is predicted to be a staggering 45 litres an hour, and will be one of the quietest superyachts on the water.
“Not just satisfied with producing an ultra efficient, low fuel burning yacht, we wanted to go one step further and add a new dimension of fuel efficiency and super quiet cruising,” said Cavendish. The hybrid propulsion system allows for very little disturbance from the noise of the engines under way. In hybrid mode at 9 knots, the decibel levels in all the guest cabins will drop to just 46 decibels, and 48 in the dining area.
Also striking is the yacht’s exterior design by Frank Laupman at Omega Architects. “We wanted to build a yacht closer to a beach villa in style with a more intimate connection with the sea and the nature,” said Cavendish. Home’s plumb bow and use of glass are contemporary and in keeping with the technology below deck. With a shallow draft of only 2.15-metres, she is suited for cruising the shallows of the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
The interior by Cristiano Gatto Design is clean and mirrors the modern exterior lines, and includes an owner’s suite, five guest staterooms, lower and upper deck salons, and gym and hammam. She will cruise with nine crew.
Delivery to her new owners is scheduled for June, once all commissioning and sea trials have been completed.
Photos Dick Holthuis Photography