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December 18, 2019updated Mar 05, 2021

Inside The World’s First Fast Hybrid Yacht, Home

Home is a pioneering vessel that offers perhaps some of life’s greatest luxuries: peace and quiet.

By Samantha Coles

As the world’s first fast hybrid yacht with a fast displacement hull form, Home is a pioneering new vessel that offers perhaps some of life’s greatest luxuries: peace and quiet. She is made of lightweight aluminum and can use diesel or electric propulsion (read: using less fuel), enabling silent cruising at a speed of up to nine knots.

When she is in silent electric mode, she creates around 46 decibels of noise — for comparison, that is the same as the soft patter of falling raindrops. When Home debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show, she won the MYS-RINA Green award for the Most Environmentally Friendly yacht, the Most Innovative Yacht award from World Yachts and the Baccarat SuperYacht World trophy.

Her exterior of clean lines is slick and minimalist, and her floor-to-ceiling windows admit endless ocean views. Those views take center stage inside, too, thanks to the decor: It is decidedly simple and fresh, with modern furnishings and just a few choice pops of color. There is little artwork on board, as the owner wanted no distractions from the natural surroundings.

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Home Yacht

Her minimalistic interiors let the views take center stage

Home by the numbers

LOA: 163 ft Shipyard: Heesen Year of build: 2017 Guests: 12 in six bedrooms Crew: Nine Cruising speed: 12 knots Max speed: 16.3 knots

Home has six staterooms, a gym, an expansive sun deck with Jacuzzi, a large open bar and plenty of fun toys on board for flyboarding and paddleboarding. She even has something to delight the most seasoned sailor: A ‘flying chair’ rises from the bow and offers the occupant 360-degree views. It can even be used when the vessel is underway if conditions are favorable.

Up until recently, Home was, well, home for the majority of the year for her owner. She is now available for charter in the Caribbean (including Antigua; turn to p146 for our complete guide to the island) and the Bahamas in the winter season, or the Mediterranean in the summer.

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Home Yacht

Home heads out to sea

From $240,000 per week. Contact Julie Bichon, charter fleet manager, julie@yacht-zoo.com, yacht-zoo.com

[See also: Yersin: The Eco Superyacht for Sustainable Explorers]

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