Sea Eagle and Athos win prestigious awards at the “International Superyacht Society Awards of Distinction” gala:


26 October 2023
Sea Eagle and Athos win prestigious awards at the “International Superyacht Society Awards of Distinction” gala:


“Best Sail above 500GT” and “Best Refit”.

The 81m / 266ft contemporary flybridge schooner, Sea Eagle was delivered by Royal Huisman in 2020. She is a true sailing yacht and one of the world’s 10 largest sailing yachts. The 62m / 203ft classic schooner was converted – outside and inside – and optimized by Huisfit at her birthplace in Amsterdam.

Both awards were handed out and bestowed by industry peers during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The team of Royal Huisman and Huisfit considers it a great honor to receive this acknowledgement from such a distinguished committee.

Note the judges’ comments about why Sea Eagle is a winner: “Beautiful schooner from Royal Huisman – a credit to the yard, designer and owner. Emphasizing practicality, comfort, safety, stability, and performance, it impeccably fulfills these criteria. She has clean open desks, modern and sleek lines and good sea keeping abilities.”

Sea Eagle – Naval Architecture: Dykstra Naval Architects – Exterior styling: Dykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley Design – Interior: Mark Whiteley Design – Rig and sail handling: Panamax masts and Integrated Sailing System by Rondal – Builder: Royal Huisman (2020) – More information can be found at this website > delivered yachts [link]

Sea Eagle

The judges about Athos: “Superb refit of a beautiful classic yacht combining all the various design and build elements (yard, designer, naval architects) and a committed and engaged owner with a clear understanding of what he wanted.  Good interaction between all parties to ensure that his requirements were met. The use of marble, wood, and meticulously selected fixtures and fittings contributes to the creation of a timeless yet stylish interior ambiance.”

Athos – Refit shipyard: Huisfit, 2021 – 2022 – Builder: Holland Jachtbouw, 2010 – Refit architecture, design and styling: Hoek Design – Styling main deckhouse interior: Peter Mikic Interiors –  Refit, owner’s project management: Wynne Projects Ltd. – Length before refit: 62 m / 203ft – Length after refit: 63.25 m / 208ft – Learn more about Athos at the website of Huisfit [link opens a new tab].


Congratulations to the owners and gratitude on the part of her design and build team, who feel particularly honored by this recognition.

It is not easy to be objective about the quality of your own work. Organizations such as the International Superyacht Society Awards and their expert, independent juries help to provide an unbiased measure of achievement. An overview of awards for Royal Huisman in recent years can be found at this website: yachts > awards [link].