Mark your calendars for a momentous occasion come 2025. That’s when Royal Hakvoort’s YN254, the largest-length and largest-volume megayacht to date from the shipyard, sees delivery. She’ll be 213 feet (65 meters) LOA, with an impressive 1,534 gross tonnage. She’ll further support a family’s global cruising plans.
For perspective, currently, the largest Hakvoort yacht is Scout, a 209-footer (63.75-meter) which saw delivery in 2019. The shipyard underwent an expansion several years ago in anticipation of taking on projects like Scout and YN254, in fact. Klaas Hakvoort, who runs the shipyard with his brother Albert, says that about 300 employees and subcontractors will contribute. Additionally, “this contract was negotiated and signed digitally with the client only being able to make one short visit due to Covid travel restrictions,” he notes.
That client is a longtime cruiser and equally long-time customer of Fraser Yachts. Jan Jaap Minnema, his broker, says that Royal Hakvoort’s YN254 represents “13 years and more than 100,000 nautical miles of yacht experience.” On a related note, being Dutch, Minnema is especially proud that a triumvirate of Dutch companies is involved. Besides Royal Hakvoort, Diana Yacht Design is handling naval architecture, with styling and interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Architecture & Design.
Featuring a beam of 38 feet (11.6 meters), Royal Hakvoort’s YN254 will feature a dedicated owner’s deck. All four guest staterooms will be on her main deck. Noteworthy, too, a family apartment will occupy the lower deck. The Sinot team, which previously designed a yacht for this customer, has also penned a big beach club with a gym, plus a massage area and library on the bridge deck. Guests will also get to enjoy an ample lounge with a bar around the main-deck alfresco pool. No illustrations are yet available for the interior design or the profile.
Regardless, and more noteworthy, Project YN254 is the first superyacht Royal Hakvoort, vs. simply Hakvoort, contract. The shipyard received the prestigious destination in 2020.
Diana Yacht Design dianayachtdesign.nl
Fraser Yachts fraseryachts.com
Royal Hakvoort Shpyard hakvoort.com
Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design sinot.com