The 81m/266ft all-aluminium sailing yacht PROJECT RH400, the flagship superyacht from Royal Huisman, now has the flybridge fitted in the semi-permanent extended Shipbuilding Hall 2 while aluminium sections of the superstructure are being produced and assembled in Shipbuilding Hall 1.
The naval architecture from Dykstra Naval Architects incorporates a plumb bow, three masts and carbon rigging by Rondal. Once launched in 2020 she will become one of the world’s largest sailing yachts, the largest sailing yacht in aluminium and the largest Asian-owned superyacht.
The exterior is perfectly suited to holiday cruising and the main deck cockpit is fitted with an alfresco dining area, sofas and a bar. The unique sliding-door system developed by Rondal allows the main salon to flow into the outdoor space and receive all the benefits of outdoor living. Above, the sundeck provides full helm station control and an additional alfresco lounge for rest and relaxation. Also of note is the hydraulic crow’s nest, which will be a favourite observation spot for those on board at any age.
Inside, the layout places the guest living and sleeping quarters forward, leaving the aft section for business as well as entertaining. The formal dining area and salon both seat 16 guests and receive contemporary styling from Mark Whiteley, blending classic geometric design elements for understated beauty. Large square windows surrounded by white frames cover three sides of the room, which along with the white furnishings offset the dark Alpi walnut bulkheads and oak flooring.
For fun and adventure in the water at every destination, PROJECT RH400 has an extensive list of water toys that include sea scooters, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and Scuba diving equipment as well as two tenders to get close to the best snorkelling and diving spots. She is built to LY3 standards and accommodates up to 12 guests and 13 crew.
The shipyard is also current renovating the 33m/108ft classic luxury schooner VAGRANT, which entered the yard for her refit in June last year and isn’t expected to emerge until Q2 of 2019.