Heesen Yachts just released these exterior renderings of Project Nova, a 163-foot, all-aluminum build that is the Dutch builder’s latest fast-displacement design.
According to Heesen, the yacht’s twin 600 kW MTU 12V 2000 M61 engines provide a maximum speed of 16.3 knots and an eco-cruising speed of 10 knots—at which the superyacht sips just 15 gallons of fuel per hour.
By comparison, Heesen says, an average yacht of this size needs 1,100 kW engines to produce similar top speeds and, even at a 12-knot cruising speed, requires 30 percent more fuel.
Stay tuned for more details on Project Nova at www.heesenyachts.com.
Heesen has just released a time-lapse video and images of the build in progress: