The 36m/118ft shadow vessel for the 55m/180ft luxury yacht PROJECT PHI from Royal Huisman has been sold and will be used for the transportation of tenders and water toys plus a land-based vehicle and additional fuel for the mothership.
The all-aluminium shadow vessel will have naval architecture from Van Oossanen Naval Architects and exterior styling by Cor D Rover. For long-term expeditions, her interiors are designed for hosting additional crew as well as facilities such as laundry to cater to more hands.
“This is a very interesting project for us which we foresee will provide a platform that can be adapted to meet the needs of other superyacht owners,” comments Alia CEO Gökhan Çelik. “The principal challenge is that it has to be very fast but also versatile and efficient. I’m particularly proud because the owner decided to build with us after visiting the shipyard and seeing the quality work we do.”
The contract was signed in August with delivery is expected in 2021, and more details on the shadow vessel are expected to be released in the coming months.