Foftein – Cutter rigged sailing yacht – naval architect: Germán Frers – interior decorator: Pieter Beeldsnijder – length including bowsprit: 33m / 108ft – length hull: 30m / 99ft – builder: Royal Huisman (1999) – www.royalhuisman.com/Foftein [click here]
“Huisfit is offering a number of smart green solutions to reduce the use of energy onboard superyachts with 20th century technology. A conversion by Huisfit in Amsterdam – from conventional to hybrid – is the ultimate systems upgrade with leading-edge propulsion and power generation”
Juliet re-launched following hybrid conversion by Huisfit
Amsterdam, June 2021 – The 44m / 143ft Royal Huisman world cruising ketch was launched in 1993 and is a fine example of pioneering, custom-built technologies in late 20th century yacht building. With nearly a quarter million of ocean miles under her keel, she still looks and sails like a dream. Juliet returned to Royal Huisman for Huisfit, the shipyard’s refit services, in Amsterdam, to “go green” and become future-proof, by embracing all the latest hybrid technology benefits.
Juliet’s re-launch just before the summer of 2021 marks a noteworthy step closer to delivery. Soon, her owners can enjoy the exceptional lifestyle and environmental benefits of hybrid sailing, including silent operation, zero emissions, peak-shaving, shaft-generated power under sail and reduced fuel consumption, combined with enhanced operational flexibility and redundancy.
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Under sail, electrical power will be generated by the propeller’s rotation – answering every sailor’s dream to hoist the sails, capture the wind and silence ‘that noisy and smelly engine’
HUISFIT – Superyacht Refit, Rebuild and Renewal by Royal Huisman
Huisfit, has enjoyed growing success since extending its reach to the wider superyacht fleet. Huisfit offers everything from classification-driven refit and maintenance work to the re-arrangement and refurbishment of superyacht interiors. In recent years Huisfit has proven to be a specialist for various yacht conversions, rebuilds and “green” solutions for both motor- and sailing yachts.
The Huisfit team recognizes that every refit comes with a unique set of requirements, relevant infrastructure, access to specialist trade skills and equipment, and suitable slots to respect the yacht’s schedule: expertise à la carte. All projects are able to benefit from the comprehensive and highly regarded in-house design engineering capability of Royal Huisman and sistercompany Rondal.
Located in the heart of the Dutch maritime services cluster, Royal Huisman’s dedicated refit division can accommodate any yacht. Huisfit has already proven itself to superyachts built by shipyards like Feadship, Lürssen, Abeking & Rasmussen, Heesen, Claasen, Holland Jachtbouw. In addition numerous Royal Huisman-built yachts have benefitted from Huisfit over the last decades. More information: www.huisfit.com [click here]
Sailing yacht Adèle returns
Huisfit is pleased to announce that the Owner of the 55m / 180ft classic ketch Adèle (Vitters, 2005) appointed Huisfit for excessive refit and service work including her 15 year survey later this year. Previously she received a successful refit and class survey in 2016 at Huisfit, the foundation was laid for a long term relation with the great team of S/Y Adèle.
And why Huisfit again? Project manager Taco Zwarts, who is representing the Owners explains their decision to return in 2021: “After the previous successful refit by Huisfit, it was clear and very obvious for us. In a nutshell: The Huisfit team is honest and the cooperation is smooth; the technical updates were well executed and of high quality […] Also, since that moment the shipyard’s service team supported us worldwide whenever needed.”