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WATCH: 81-Meter Project 400 Flips at Royal Huisman

Since shipyards construct metal hulls upside down, they need to flip right side up when ready for machinery and superstructure installations. The trick is, flipping is an hours-long affair. The bigger the yacht, the longer it takes, too. So, you shouldn’t be too surprised in seeing daytime turn to night in the video below. It’s Continue reading


All-Aluminum Project Boreas Attracts Ex-Sailor

Sailing-yacht enthusiasts stick to sailboats, while power enthusiasts stick to motoryachts. At least that’s the typical way things go. The buyer of Project Boreas, though, is anything but typical. He’s a seasoned sailor who’s become the newest Heesen customer. In fact, he’s anything but typical in yet another way. He personally approached the shipyard to Continue reading


Applauding Classic Ketch Aquarius at Royal Huisman

Royal Huisman started the month of November on a high note, with the launch of the classic ketch Aquarius. Previously also called RH399, her project number, Aquarius began construction in 2014. She has the time-honored physical characteristics that tend to turn heads. These include long overhangs, oval ports, a blue hull, and varnished topsides. In fact, Continue reading