World's first Fast Displacement with hybrid propulsion

Heesen Yachts has announced that the world's first Fast Displacement motor yacht equipped with hybrid propulsion was delivered to her Owner in international waters. HOME (formerly Project NOVA) - a 50m all aluminium motor yacht below 500GT with shallow draft - underwent intensive sea trials in the North Sea for five days in calm sea conditions with waves of up to 0.5m and light breeze. The results are impressive: not only has HOME easily exceeded her contractual maximum speed of 16.3 knots in the traditional diesel engine mode, but also in the hybrid 'quiet mode'. Thanks to two 127kW water-cooled DC electric shaft motors, she also exceeded the predicted speed of 9 knots with noise and vibration levels well below the Specification levels. HOME is not only extremely quiet, she is also highly fuel efficient. At 12 knots, she has a fuel consumption of 98 litres per hour (exclu...

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