While it takes years to build a superyacht, it can take several prior years to finalize the design details. Malcolm McKeon of the eponymous design studio says MM597, a project he has in build with Royal Huisman, was five years in development. He reveals a bit more about the nearly 200-foot performance sloop in this
If you are accustomed to seeing sailing superyacht hulls turned at Royal Huisman, you are in for a pleasant surprise. The project code-named Phi, a motoryacht whose lines are a closely guarded secret, completed her hull flip this week. Phi gets her name from the so-called Golden Ratio, a study in balance and harmony of design.
The bigger the owners’ party, the bigger the yacht. So, too, the bigger the crew head count. The trouble is, the operational costs and the lack of intimacy are big issues for really big yachts. Therefore, Royal Huisman proposes Lotus. It’s is a two-yacht package, where the layout and function for each dovetail with the
Changing attitudes mean changing yacht design and construction. Buyers want more fuel efficiency, plus further options to be even more environmentally mindful. They additionally want more room for comfortable living, without the regulatory hurdles that come with large-volume megayachts. They’ve gotten smarter, so Royal Huisman is following suit, with Sangi. “Change” in the Esperanto language,
Since 1993, the year of her delivery, Royal Huisman’s Juliet has put nearly 250,000 miles under her hull. The 143-foot (44-meter) ketch has sought out the shipyard’s Huisfit team for refit and service over the years. She’s back again, at Royal Huisman Amsterdam, for a notable upgrade. Midway through next year, Juliet will be cruising
Not one, but two big megayachts are in the proposal stage at Royal Huisman, in combination with two major design studios. What’s more, one is a sailing yacht, accompanied by a motoryacht. Though the sailing yacht, Project Lotus, is getting bigger billing, so to speak, they’re meant to travel the world together. Royal Huisman is