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Herreshoff-Designed Vagrant Rebuild at Royal Huisman

The year was 1913. Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Rhode Island launched a sailing yacht so large for her era, it was all the more remarkable. The 109-foot (about 33-meter) Vagrant (below) slipped down the ways, to the design of the renowned Nat Herreshoff. A century later, she’s still sailing, with an owner passionate about preserving Continue reading

Alice Huisman Formally Departs Royal Huisman

For the first time in its 133-year history, Royal Huisman no longer has a Huisman family member involved in operations. Following nearly four decades at the shipyard, Alice Huisman (pictured) has ceded all responsibilities to the majority shareholder, Royal Doeksen. Royal Doeksen now owns all shares as well. For the past two years, Alice Huisman Continue reading

Megayacht News Leadership Series: Alice Huisman, Royal Huisman

The Royal Huisman yacht-building business in Vollenhove, Holland spans five generations, established in 1884. Alice Huisman has been at the helm since 2004, taking over after the passing of her father Wolter and having spent 24 years herself at the yard. Since that time, about three dozen megayachts have been built at Royal Huisman, and Continue reading