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Royal Huisman

The Baltic and Norwegian Seas offer a host of fascinating cruising alternatives to the more commonly frequented ports within the Mediterranean. Theres even the opportunity to add Holland as a port of call enroute: a convenience that should not be overlooked, should a winter refit be planned. Its a package that offers an imaginative and enjoyable dimension to the seasonal cruising plan.

Few would contest that the Mediterranean is an easily accessible cruising paradise, replete with ancient city ports and cultures, wonderful food, great restaurants and bars and, of course, fine sailing. But that, in essence, is also the problem it means that the Med becomes very crowded throughout the summer season.

By contrast, Scandinavian waters are vast, diverse and, for the most part, very uncrowded. They provide not only a sense of adventure but give access to the coastal regions of Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Poland, Kaliningrad, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania: a veritable smorgasbord. During the June September cruising high season, winds are steady and moderate, temperatures are comfortably warm and daylight, famously, rules for the vast majority of a day.

There are myriad islands scattered around a multitude of archipelagos, hundreds of charming fishing and trading ports, colourful and historic buildings, friendly and hospitable people, deep waters and safe sailing. In terms of diversity, you can sail towards the Arctic Circle for resplendent nature and wildlife and to experience the awesome beauty of the Aurora Borealis; or to St Petersburg for architectural and cultural grandeur. You can cruise the islands of Sweden, Denmark and Finland for every kind of local interest and especially for places of historical interest to seafarers. Perhaps the best known is Mariehamn in the Finnish Aland Islands. This was the home port of the last of the commercial square-riggers, Captain Gustav Eriksons famous Flying P line. Eriksons four-masted barque Pommern traded under sail until 1939 and now presides as a museum ship over a wonderful collection of historic vessels and boatbuilding sheds there.

The southern shores of the Baltic offer a different kind of diversity: from attractive and secluded harbours surrounded by pine trees and sand dunes on the one hand to large, commercial harbours fronting bustling cities on the other. All offer fascinating cultural insights into countries that are not so frequently visited by tourists, and even less so by sea, yet the sea is in the lifeblood of these ports and cities.

Their maritime narrative extends back through numerous political and trading dynasties to the development of the Hanseatic League 500 600 years ago and to the voyages and conquests of the Vikings some 500 years before that. For larger sailing yachts, access to the Baltic will be from the North Sea, around Denmark via Skagerrak and Kattegat. The Kiel Canal, accessible in the west at Brunsbuttel on the Elbe, shortens the route significantly for motor yachts and smaller sailing yachts but has a lowest bridge clearance of 39.6m / 130 ft.

From there onwards, the choice is almost limitless. To get passage planners thinking about the possibilities, inhuis has sketched out three introductory cruising options. Two feature well-established Baltic routes while the third, by contrast, is a Norwegian Sea adventure for the more intrepid. Potential stop-over ports and anchorages in many of these areas are numerous; time spent over charts and pilot books, and discussions with to those who have already cruised the region, will be well rewarded.

As a footnote, it will not have escaped readers attention that the passage to and from Scandinavian waters through the North Sea would place their yacht within easy reach of the Royal Huisman yard. If a Baltic cruise appeals, or simply a comprehensive private tour of the yard with your guests, why not talk to the yard team about integrating it with a planned refit at Vollenhove?

Three cruising options with a stopover in Holland for a
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Established in 1884 and bestowed the Royal Warrant in 1984, Royal Huisman is a highly respected, custom yacht builder. The shipyard is proud of its Dutch maritime heritage; its ability to push the boundaries of new technologies, systems and processes; and its understanding of the harsh marine environment in which these innovations must perform.

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Why Build in Holland?

Taking delivery of your own custom superyacht and sailing her to the destinations of your dreams ranks as one of lifes most fulfilling experiences. And with the right choice of yard and location, the process of building her can come a close second. Building a fine custom yacht takes time, so it is time that should be enjoyed to the full participating in the realisation of your dream, building relationships with the people who bring that dream to life and, at the same time, discovering the cultural and environmental riches of the country of build.

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Recognition of Excellence - Every good custom yard seeks to achieve the highest standards but, ultimately, it is not the yard but industry peers owners and industry professionals who determine if and when such pinnacles of ambition have been achieved.

The Royal Huisman team is well aware that they are only ever as good as the next yacht they build. Yet they, and prospective owners, can certainly be reassured by the verdicts of the industry ...

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Superyacht refit, repair and renewal, re-defined by Royal Huisman.

Through the Huisfit programme, Royal Huisman standards of expertise and craftsmanship are as accessible for refits as they are for new builds. Whether modern or classic, sail or motor, all Huisfit projects benefit from the same passion for perfection backed by over 125 years experience, a choice of refit locations and exceptional service and facilities for crew and project managers.

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Royal Huisman expands their shipyard facilities to Amsterdam

Jan 20th, 2017

Royal Huisman is pleased to announce today their intention for the exclusive use of the facilities of Holland Jachtbouw (HJB) in Amsterdam following the ...

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The creation of an exceptional custom yacht demands vision, understanding and outstanding professional competence - from naval architects, stylists and interior designers, among many other disciplines.

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Occasionally there is an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of these fine yachts through charter; very occasionally there is an opportunity for a yacht to acquire a new custodian. Read more


Charter guests: 8 / 9
Length over all: 57.5m

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Foftein I
Year: 1989
Length over all: 25.59m

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If you would like to discuss a project with Royal Huisman, please contact:


Roemer Boogaard
Britta Bunkenburg
Thorsten Flack

Royal Huisman Shipyard B.V.
Flevoweg 1
PO Box 23, 8325 ZG
Vollenhove, Holland

T: +31 527 24 3131
E: yachts@royalhuisman.com

Michael H.F Koppstein

68 Frazier Pasture Road
PO Box 2268
Ogunquit ME

T: +1 207 646 9504
E: mk@royalhuisman.com


Hong Kong
Bart Kimman, Northrop & Johnson
E: hk@royalhuisman.com

Rene M. F. Ho, Martello Yachting
E: china@royalhuisman.com


Interested in working for one of the worlds finest custom yacht builders? Do you have talent, specialist skills and experience, a commitment to perfection through uncompromising standards and the ability to teamwork?

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Bring on the sunshine

Jan 23rd, 2017

Always looking to encourage research into sustainable energy along with Dutch ingenuity and synergy, Royal Huisman and Rondal are again the proud sponsors of the TU Delft Solar ...

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Royal Huismans purpose-built 30,000m2 facility houses an extraordinary array of talent and expertise, equipment and infrastructure, all focused exclusively on the build and refit of the finest custom yachts

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To build custom yachts that consistently, according to research, rank as the worlds finest requires a special approach.

Intelligent Engineering is a unique blend of expertise, infrastructure, internal and external skills, forged together through proven processes, to achieve outstanding teamwork, flexibility and standards.

The result is an organic structure that can expand, flex and enhance its specialist capability at all times an intelligent organisational design to meet the most diverse challenges.

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Royal Huismans leadership in custom yacht building derives from its own unique structure and team culture. Managing Director Roemer Boogaard, is clear about priorities.

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Intelligent Engineering is a highly evolved process to bring together, in the most productive manner, the best people, facilities and systems to build the finest custom yachts.

But this is still only part of what makes a Royal Huisman yacht so special.

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Boat International Brasil
September 2014

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Testimony to Royal Huismans commitment to The Spirit of Individuality are three highly distinctive projects currently in build, as well as a fourth, very impressive project on the drawing board ...

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Royal Huisman believes in judging its performance against independently-researched owner and industry opinions.

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Its the attention to detail and quality of engineering that make
Royal Huisman special.

Huisman owner
The bestno competitionno question.

Superyacht magazine editor
Number one for sailing yachts, by a mile.

Superyacht captain
The realisation of a dream. Royal Huisman makes peoples dreams come true but the finished yacht far exceeds our very highest expectations.

Huisman owner
Like a fine musical instrument, immaculately crafted.

Naval architect
How do I know their after-sales service is good? Because crews sing their praises.

Superyacht owner
Theyre clearly not in it for the money thats secondary to the
pride in the engineering.

Huisman owner
You need to inspect their boats very closely to appreciate exactly how good they are.

Superyacht owner
Top of the quality league; technologically at the cutting edge.

Broker / project manager
You might get something that looks like a Huisman boat,
but it won't be a Huisman boat.

Huisman owner
The Rolls Royce of sailing yachts.

This yard is magnificent: Crme de la crme. Bullet-proof. Unassailable.

Superyacht magazine editor
From a quality standpoint, and a technical standpoint, nobody betters them.

Marine surveyor
After-sales service extraordinarily good, very diligent, customer-loyal, exceptional.

Huisman owner
The most important of all the things they do well,
better than any yard, is to look after their clients.

Project manager
Wonderful, wonderful craftsmen you can conceive of it,
but they can actually realise it, however challenging.

Naval architect
They create works of art, theyre not afraid of anything you bring to them. Very few people in the world, in any discipline, can do this.

Huisman owner


Royal Huisman is proud of its Dutch maritime heritage and ofits tradition of excellence, based on a passion for perfection that has underpinned the yards approach to boat building ever since it was established in 1884.

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To fully appreciate what it means to own a yacht crafted by Royal Huisman you need to speak with a Huisman owner, to sail aboard their yacht, to experience their experience, and then to begin to imagine

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Browse YACHTS for descriptions, data, photos, sail and deck plans of the Huisman fleet. In CONCEPTS youll find three stunning pre-designed and engineered packages. Interested in acquiring or cruising aboard a Royal Huisman yacht? Select PRIVATE CRUISES & SALE. At HUISFIT you will find a comprehensive overview of recent refit projects.

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In the few years since the yard formalised its leading-edge refit programme, many fine custom yacht projects have been secured and delivered. Take a closer look at the interesting diversity of projects, challenges and work undertaken through Huisfit

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The Royal Huisman fleet offers an elegant commentary on what can be achieved – and what has been achieved – to realise the individual visions of adventurous, aspirational and visionary owners. Take your time for a truly fulfilling browse of some of the world’s finest custom yachts…

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St. Barths Bucket Regatta

Mar 16th, 2017 - Mar 19th, 2017

The relaxed atmosphere, and the opportunity to sail large yachts to peak performance in a safe venue and in wholesome competition gives a great deal of pleasure to owners, guests and crews.

Royal Huisman is present at various events & exhibitions.

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To commission a Royal Huisman yacht is to become part of a special family. Fellow Royal Huisman yacht-owners, their naval architects and designers, captains and crew, and the team at Vollenhove all form part of the extended, yet exclusive, Royal Huisman community.

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Exclusive deep water for Huisfit

Nov 29th, 2016

Royal Huismans dedicated refit department, Huisfit, secures exclusive and exceptional deep water facilities at Emden Dockyard. Alongside quality and value ...

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It's INHUIS time again!

Sep 28th, 2016

Just released, the new 2016-17 INHUIS features current project, order for an 81m contemporary schooner, Huisfit news, the 65m DART and much more from the exclusive world of RH...

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