The family-operated Huisman yard built all kinds of wooden workboats when it was founded in 1884. Fit for purpose and value for money. But in the 135 years since, another aspect to boat-building gained importance: innovation.
Some innovations were relatively small-scale; others were industry-trendsetters, such as the introduction of leisure sailing craft in the 1920s and the pioneering use of aluminium in the 1960s and 1970s for yachts and race boats. Those times have long passed, but innovations (and quality) have remained the backbone of Royal Huisman’s success.