SARISSA

Sarissa represents the next chapter in the owners’ love of sailing and passion for family adventures and exploration.

Their first 43m / 140ft Sarissa opened their eyes to what else was possible. In 2012 the owners started dreaming about today’s  Sarissa (Royal Huisman, 2023), which has become 17 metre / 55 feet longer.

The challenge was to envision a yacht that was a step up from one they already loved. The owners spent many years developing her, and it is not by accident that the shipyard and designers achieved spectacular results.

DATA & DIMENSIONS

Yard no.Royal Huisman Project 404
TypeHigh-performance sloop with retractable propulsion
Naval architectMalcolm McKeon
Interior designLiaigre
Length overall59.7m / 196ft
Hull materialAlustar® aluminium
SuperstructureCarbon composite
ClassificationLloyd’s Register - MCA
Year of Delivery2023
Owners’ representativeGregory Monks

Malcolm McKeon is one of the world’s leading naval architects. Through many great conversations and design meetings, the owners bonded over their vision for Sarissa to be fast and fun to sail. Despite the fact they were designing a world cruising yacht of just below 500GT, they didn’t want to lose any of the special sailing spirit and response they enjoyed so much on their previous yachts.

Sarissa’s owners wanted the boat to be able to compete with the very best on the racecourse and at the same time, have the lowest noise and vibration levels of any large sailing yacht. She also had to be comfortable in big seas, safely handling ocean passages. The steering had to be manual – the owners wanted to feel the power through their fingertips. Although Sarissa had to blend performance and luxury, the owners had a clear vision of where to draw the line between the two.

From conception, they sought environmentally friendly solutions that also enhance the yacht’s performance, improve the onboard experience and minimise impact on the natural world. With that in mind and to reduce demand on fossil fuels, the owners and their team sought the most efficient means of generating, storing and using energy.

While sailing as well as at anchor, they regularly delight in explaining to guests we are running purely on battery stored energy without exhaust fumes. Improved water connection was also very important to them. This was achieved with the large-scale opening transom, its carbon-fibre door creating a truly impressive platform.

They were fortunate to find Guillaume Rolland of Liaigre, a brilliant interior designer who shares their love of sailing. The brief was for a light, airy interior with big windows and portlights with a relaxed feel. Sarissa was to be comfortable and inviting.

The design had to be intelligent, forward thinking, and balance beautiful design with functional operation and maximum space for guests, but with smart and efficient storage solutions both for guests and for the crew’s operation.

Quality was very important – the new Sarissa had to be beautifully built by the world’s very best yacht builder and artisans: Royal Huisman in Vollenhove, The Netherlands.

Sarissa is the owners’ ultimate world performance cruising sloop, perfectly combining all the sailing attributes they feel passionate about and enjoy so much when they are on the water.

Winner of the World Superyacht Awards 2024 [link]:
> Sailing Yacht of the Year
> Best Sailing Yacht of 40m and above

Winner of the Design & Innovation Awards 2024 [link]:
> Best Exterior Design – Sailing Yachts
> Best Interior Design – Sailing Yachts
> Best Naval Architecture – Sailing Yachts
> Eco Award for her onboard systems
> Innovation of the Year: the forward facing retractable electric propulsion

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SEA EAGLE

The contemporary flybridge schooner, SEA EAGLE II, nowadays SEA EAGLE, is a true sailing yacht. This 81m / 266ft  beauty immediately earned her place alongside the shipyard’s Athena in the elite club of the world’s 10 largest sailing yachts. Delivered in 2020 under the shadow of the pandemic, SEA EAGLE II’s arrival on the superyacht scene was inevitably low-key.

Following her extensive world exploration, and with over 45,000 nm under her keel, Royal Huisman is pleased to set matters right and place this magnificent schooner in the spotlight she deserves: please find the article “THE SEA EAGLE SOARS” [link].

DATA & DIMENSIONS

Yard no.Project 400
Previously namedSEA EAGLE II
TypeContemporary flybridge schooner
Naval architectDykstra Naval Architects
Exterior designDykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley Design
Interior architectMark Whiteley Design
Length overall81m / 266ft
Year of Delivery2020
This yacht is availableFor charter - More information on request: +31 527 243131 or via yachts@royalhuisman.com

SEA EAGLE is currently Royal Huisman’s largest yacht. Project 410, the 85m / 280ft sloop, will take over this title on delivery. Nearly 60 years of aluminum yacht-building experience have provided the shipyard with a level of expertise in constructing hulls of this material that few shipyards can match. This is especially true for sailing yachts of this size. The advantages are equally large: lightness, acceleration, strength and fuel-efficiency being just a few characteristics of a true sailing yacht versus a heavy, sail-assisted motor yacht.

The brief for SEA EAGLE was to create an extremely comfortable and spacious yacht with good sea keeping and exceptional amenities for both guests and crew. She had to offer outstanding passage-making performance so that the owner could take in as much of the world under sail as possible. She had to be a true sailor’s yacht – practical, powerful, safe and easily managed. Finally, she had to be functional, favoring simplicity and reliability over unnecessary frills.

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NILAYA

The word “knowledgeable” is often applied to a yacht owner with experience gained from owning a boat or two. Nilaya’s owner far exceeds that description with thousands of sea miles both cruising and racing production and custom yachts. “I have been sailing in dinghies since I was a child,” the owner said. “My first yacht was a Swan 48, followed by several other Swans which I [was] cruising and racing for many years.” With the last 12 years sailing and campaigning the previous Nilaya to many podium finishes, he and his wife had a well-reasoned list of requirements before they entered into discussions with their architects, designers and representative about the next boat.

DATA & DIMENSIONS

Yard no.Project 405
TypeHigh-performance cruiser sloop
Naval architectReichel / Pugh
Exterior and interior designNauta Design
Length overall47m / 154ft
Hull materialAluminum and carbon composite
Year of Delivery2023
LayoutSailplan and General Arrangement
Owners’ representativeNigel Ingram, MCM Newport

Noting that their carbon fiber yacht produced a lot of noise and vibration – a motion he calls ‘nervous’ – for new boat, they wanted the lightweight benefits of carbon but sought a quieter package that felt solid and was built to the highest standards. For the new Nilaya, which would be 12m / 42ft longer, he and his wife sought a yacht that could offer their family and guests the opportunity to “explore the world in the utmost comfort and safety, but at the same time could offer an exciting and fast sailing experience.”

Delivered to her owners in June 2023, 47m / 154ft Nilaya spent the summer cruising in the Med and tuning up for racing. With this pause before the St. Barth’s Bucket and with over 10,000nm under her keel, Royal Huisman can shine a spotlight on the yacht that pioneered the shipyard’s comprehensive Featherlight™ approach. Nilaya blends the strength and motion of an aluminum hull with the speed and displacement weights common to carbon fiber maxi yachts. She is destined for global stardom: link.

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DATA & DIMENSIONS

Yard no.352
TypeJ-Class
Naval architectDykstra Naval Architects
Interior architectJohn Munford
Length overall40m / 130ft
Length waterline27m / 88ft
Beam7m / 22ft
Draft5m / 16ft
Hull speed13kn
Year of Delivery1989

CYCLOS III

DATA & DIMENSIONS

Yard no.353
TypePerformance ketch
Naval architectRon Holland
Interior architectsWinch Design
Length overall42m / 139ft
Length waterline35m / 114ft
Beam9m / 29ft
Draft5m / 16ft
Displacement235t
Hull speed14kn
Year of Delivery1990
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JULIET

Juliet will turn green, yet her hull remains white! The yacht will embrace all hybrid technology benefits that Royal Huisman’s Huisfit has to offer, with today’s ultimate systems upgrade to leading edge propulsion and power generation.

DATA & DIMENSIONS

Yard no.357
TypeCruising ketch
Naval architectRon Holland Design
Exterior designPieter Beeldsnijder Design / Ron Holland Design
Interior architectsPieter Beeldsnijder Design
Length overall44m / 143ft
Length waterline35m / 116ft
Beam9m / 30ft
Draft5m / 15ft
Displacement240t
Hull speed14kn
Year of Delivery1993

LETHANTIA

DATA & DIMENSIONS

Yard no.359
Previously namedBorkumriff III
TypeSchooner
Naval architectHenk Lunstroo
Interior architectJohn Munford
Length overall44m / 144ft
Length hull40m / 132ft
Length waterline30m / 98ft
Beam9m / 28ft
Draft4m / 13ft
Displacement237t
Hull speed13kn
Year of Delivery1994
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ANAKENA

DATA & DIMENSIONS

Yard no.365
TypeCruising ketch
Naval architectTed Hood / Ted Fontaine
Interior architectJohn Munford
Length overall41m / 132ft
Length waterline30m / 99ft
Beam9m / 29ft
Draft3 - 7m / 10 - 22ft
Displacement236t
Hull speed13kn
Year of Delivery1996

SURAMA

DATA & DIMENSIONS

Yard no.367
Previously namedWilliam Tai
TypeCruising ketch
Accommodation8 guests in 3 cabins | 6 crew
Naval architectTed Hood / Ted Fontaine
Interior architectWinch Design
Length overall41m / 133ft
Length waterline31m / 102ft
Beam9m / 29ft
Draft3 - 7m / 10 - 22ft
Displacement236t
Hull speed13kn
Year of Delivery1997
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HYPERION

DATA & DIMENSIONS

Yard no.368
TypeCutter rigged sloop
Accommodation6 guests in 3 cabins | 8 crew
Naval architectFrers
Exterior/interior designPieter Beeldsnijder
Length overall47m / 156ft
Length waterline39m / 127ft
Beam10m / 31ft
Draft5 - 7m / 16 -24ft
Displacement285t
Hull speed15kn
Year of Delivery1998
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