When you think “performance,” you often think speed. In yachting, it also means fuel efficiency. Here, we present two yachts, one that offers a wind-in-your-hair experience, and one that boasts a positive carbon footprint.
By Diane M. Byrne
No Place like Home
Home, the first delivery in Heesen Yachts’ 50M Fast Displacement series, has a hull design and engine system that make it significantly fuel-efficient. In diesel-only mode, Home should burn 33 gph (gallons per hour) at 12 knots, 30 percent less than the norm. In electric-only mode—a rare feature for megayachts—it should burn just 12 gph. For the interior, Home’s owners hired designer Cristiano Gatto, who used brushed spruce and gray Koto woods, plus varying materials in white, silver and burgundy. Should you decide to commission one of the series, you can select whomever you desire to spearhead the look of the decor.