Bouwe Bekking, professional race captain and 8x Ocean Race competitor
The construction of Royal Huisman Project 405 aka “Reichel / Pugh – Nauta 154” is based on the FEATHERLIGHT TM method developed by the shipyard, to make her extremely lightweight due to the optimal use of the materials that the Royal Huisman team knows so well, complemented with extensive Finite Element Analyses to ensure the very best blend of “proven” and “cutting-edge”, and with target performance, excellent racing properties, and sound ocean worthiness all thrown into the mix as well, she is on course for greatness.
Mario Pedol, of Nauta Design says: “To combine comfort and safety to explore the world with an extremely lightweight yacht to be competitive to carbon composite superyachts in regattas wasn’t an easy task. Our early intuition was that an aluminium construction sailing yacht could be much lighter than the existing aluminium fleet. Royal Huisman supported this vision with enthusiasm and accepted the challenge. Extensive research work and calculations, confirmed our initial thought.”
Turning the feather
The lightweight construction of the 46.82m performance cruiser, Royal Huisman’s project 405 aka Reichel / Pugh – Nauta 154, employs the shipyard’s new “Featherlight” method which combines the best of both worlds: performance and comfort. Read more about “Turning the feather” on this website: follow the links to NEWS > ANNOUNCEMENTS [click here for a link]