Courtesy of Heesen Yachts
THE BEAUTY OF HOME
“In a world full of noise, silence is the ultimate luxury” – Heesen Yachts
What can be more appropriate than naming a yacht after where all of your hopes and dreams begin? The acclaimed Dutch shipyard Heesen has officially launched the World’s first Fast Displacement Hull Form with built in hybrid propulsion. This offers fuel efficiency due to the use of aluminum and to the merit of Heesen’s impeccable craftsmanship, whilst maintaining weight control. Her technicalities evince that she is an ultra-efficient low burning yacht that is the quietist of ships on Ocean’s floor, exhibiting the simplistic opulence of the senses; the option to cruise in silence.
Heesen’s in-house naval architects devised this hybrid propulsion by creating two sources of power: diesel mechanical and diesel electrical. Either or both sources can be used at once to provide less noise and vibration. This allows her captain and crew to start early and leave the port without waking owners and guests. The silent cruising mode can reach up to 9 knots and remain at the same noise level when anchored.
To determine how one’s experience on board Home can be enhanced by this silent cruise mode, Heesen collaborated closely with Professor and sensory expert, Barry Smith. The activities guests mainly partake in during an outing at sea is the bespoke service of luxury dining and entertaining. Barry Smith pronounces, ” Our research has shown that the brain’s processing of taste is affected by noise, which reduces the tongue’s ability to detect salt, sweet and sour. The beauty of Home is the ability to run at a sound of around 46 decibels – the sound level of softly falling rain – enabling those on board to enjoy food and drink to the full with no diminution of taste.”
“Heesen worked mindfully with Omega Architects to design a superyacht with groundbreaking technology, a silent cruising mode. With an open plan landscape by Cristiano Gatto design, living and dining become one optimized space that visages clean lines in a two-tone contemporary palette that results in an interactive and sensory environment for guests. Continually striving to complement technology and design, we’ve created a new breed with 50mHome where overall guests can indulge in the entertaining experience on board and not be impacted by noise, providing the most ultimate luxury – silence.”
Launched at the Monaco Boat Show