Project Phi, a Study in Balance From Royal Huisman

Megayachts never materialize overnight. Project Phi, for example, has been in the works for some time. Specifically, her owner and Cor D. Rover Design have had numerous conversations over several years. She’s coming to reality thanks to bringing in Van Oossanen Naval Architects, well versed in balancing low-volume restrictions with high performance. Furthermore, in Royal Continue reading


NedXplor 38 Taps Overlooked Size Range for Globetrotting

What happens when two designers collaborate on a yacht, independent of a shipyard, to pique buyers’ interests? More important, what happens when those designers zero in on a size range largely ignored by most similar concepts? You get the NedXplor 38, created by Van Oossanen Naval Architects and Omega Architects. While every inch an explorer, Continue reading


Dynamiq GTT165: Atlantic Crossings at 17 Knots, Efficiently

The majority of megayachts on the water are beneath the 500-gross-ton threshold. This keeps regulatory compliance simpler, while still affording flexibility in LOA and accommodations. But with abundant semi- and fully custom choices in this realm competing for consumers’ attention, how does a builder turn heads? Dynamiq believes it has the answer in the Dynamiq GTT165. Continue reading