In various areas

Over the years, the shipyard team developed many smart solutions, several of which became industry-trendsetters. Research and development re-shaped industry practices and has always been the backbone of the Royal Huisman’s success.

One example is the pioneering use of aluminum for yachts and race boats in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Another is Project 384, Ethereal, the world’s first hybrid superyacht and launched by Royal Huisman in 2008.

Recent pioneering work such as the laser fiber-optic exterior lighting system for Project 403, Phi, “FeatherlightTM” program for Project 405, Nilaya, and hybrid energy generation and management systems for various projects, is in the process of re-shaping industry practice.

Innovation is always ongoing at the shipyard: new inhouse design and engineering skills ensure that there is the potential to improve the efficiency, reliability and performance of yachts. This results in the saving of energy, cost, and/or weight, and increases user experience and comfort onboard yachts.

The Royal Huisman Group recognizes the importance of advancing the technology behind these strongpoints. The Group (Royal Huisman, Huisfit and Rondal) has therefore set up a dedicated R&D team to target the following five innovation themes:

  1. Sustainability
  2. FeatherlightTM
  3. User experience
  4. Sailing systems
  5. Tools & methods