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Home is a pioneering vessel that offers perhaps some of life’s greatest luxuries: peace and quiet.
By Samantha Coles | December 18 2019
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.
LOA: 163 ft
Year of build: 2017
Guests: 12 in six bedrooms
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.