Foto: Still from video by Vripack of project 406 - the world's largest true sportfish yacht
Royal Huisman has great pleasure in unveiling the commission to build a truly unique powerboat designed by the renowned Vripack Yacht Design Studio for a very experienced Owner. This exceptional high speed motor yacht will proudly become the world’s largest true Sportfish Yacht, with her towering profile accommodating six decks and her powerful hull measuring 52m / 171 ft overall.
Returning to their roots in the most impressive of ways, perfectly sums up this new project for Royal Huisman. Building vessels for local fishermen was the core business of Royal Huisman for decades after the shipyard was founded in 1884. Vripack’s heritage since 1961, is very similar with a design range of sportfisherman yachts and fishing boats developed over the years. So, a matching history and a joint passion to create unique and innovative yachts lie at the basis for this new assignment, which was commissioned by a Client who very passionately enjoys fishing: this project will clearly be a veritable celebration of excellence.
The exterior and interior design are by the Vripack studio, who rightfully underpin the stunning design with their state-of-the-art in-house naval architecture. Development of the relevant main aspects is in full progress, and all key components of this Sportfish Yacht, which Royal Huisman is referring to as “Project 406”, will be engineered in close collaboration with the Vripack studio, and produced at the shipyard in Vollenhove.
Royal Huisman’s CEO Jan Timmerman comments: “It is most energizing to know that our upcoming launch of the striking motor yacht Phi will be followed by this awe-inspiring Sportfish Yacht. In these times of Covid-19 restrictions we’ve been able to secure two new construction contracts and now have four projects under construction, together with multiple Huisfit and rebuild projects. Each and every one a unique build and therefore truly bespoke Royal Huisman projects. The Vollenhove shipyard which continues to be the ‘Home of the World’s Finest Sailing Yachts’, looks forward to becoming a ‘Home to the World’s Finest Powerboats’, as well – and Project 406 is the perfect complement.”
In due time updates with more detailed information will be made available as the project progresses.