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As Heraclitus once said “the only permanent is change” and so is the world of Royal Huisman constantly evolving and developing. Stay updated by reading our announcements, learn about us in our stories, view the latest videos or photos or stay connected via social media.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

VAGRANT WINS ‘BEST REBUILT YACHT’ AWARD

The team at Royal Huisman / Huisfit is thrilled and proud to be honored with this prestigious award...

BROADWATER CONVERTED INTO “CONTEMPORARY”

The formerly “classic” Feadship motor yacht Broadwater (ex Rasselas) has been re-delivered by Huisfit.

THE LATEST “INHUIS” – AUTUMN 2020 EDITION

News update from Royal Huisman & Huisfit

APEX 850 THE WORLD’S LARGEST SLOOP

Royal Huisman and Malcolm McKeon are proud to unveil the sensational APEX 850.

TAKING SHAPE: PROJECT 404

This very secretive 59.7m / 196ft no-compromise performance sloop reveals her striking architecture.

SEA EAGLE II “AIRBORNE”

A successful series of sail trials marked the concluding stage and her upcoming delivery.
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Interior preview of the Feadship BROADWATER after her conversion by @huisfit at Royal Huisman Amsterdam. Captain Mark Jones comments: “…with the technical difficulties of converting a private yacht to a commercial yacht and the stern extension, along with a full interior revamp and re-design of the sun deck, this was by far the most challenging and hence rewarding refit yet...’”
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See more of BROADWATER post-Huisfit? Join the live video walkthrough with the captain and crew. When: November 20th.Time: 10:00am EST. Where: live showing on Nov. 20th at www.worthavenueyachts.com
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Worth Avenue Yachts: “…the exquisite design of BROADWATER lends itself to the fine craftsmanship of renowned designer Adam Voorhees. Responsible for the earlier BROADWATER designs, Vorhees has worked closely alongside the owner to create stunning designs and eye-catching lines throughout each of his yachts. The newest BROADWATER conversion took place at the new Huisfit premises of Dutch Masters Royal Huisman in Amsterdam. The extensive refit features a 4m / 13ft hull extension, including a re-styled stern. Additionally, the sundeck has been completely rebuilt, featuring a new composite mast with sun awning.”
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BROADWATER is available for Winter charter starting after New Year’s. She will be chartering in the scenic turquoise waters of the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Her interior boasts six spacious staterooms and can accommodate up to 12 guests along with 12 crew members. Noteworthy features include a jacuzzi, 38ft Wajer chase boat, and 19ft Castoldi jet tender, an abundance of water toys and much more…
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HUISFIT - SUPERYACHT REFIT, REBUILD AND RENEWAL BY ROYAL HUISMAN
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#broadwater @ yacht_broadwater #conversion #feadship #superyachtrefit #mcmnewport #adamvoorhees #charteryacht #winterseason #refitoftheyear #broadwaterliving #broadwatercommunity #luxuryyacht #livetour #behindthescenes #firstlook #exclusivelook #huisfit #royalhuisman
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#repost @huisfit - Herreshoff schooner VAGRANT wins ‘Best Rebuilt Yacht’ at the World Superyacht Awards: "... one stood out, not only for the painstaking manner in which the rebuild was undertaken, but also for the magnificent result. ... The judges were highly impressed with the detailed work undertaken that has undoubtedly helped preserve this magnificent yacht for another 100 years at least…"
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See and read more at www.royalhuisman.com/news and www.huisfit.com
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Warm congratulations to VAGRANT’s Owner and the Owner’s team, as the shipyard’s team expresses heartfelt gratitude for the recognition of this Huisfit project. Thanks to her Owner, VAGRANT will not become forgotten history: she is a Living Sailing Legend
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Images: Freddy Schinkel, Prakart, Matteo Meregalli, Huisfit; music: Bensound.com; edit: Huisfit - #vagrant #herreshoff #rebuild #worldsuperyachtawards #classic #restoration #superyacht #legend #royalhuisman #huisfit
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Herreshoff schooner VAGRANT wins ‘Best Rebuilt Yacht’ at the World Superyacht Awards: "... one stood out, not only for the painstaking manner in which the rebuild was undertaken, but also for the magnificent result. [...] The judges were highly impressed with the detailed work undertaken that has undoubtedly helped preserve this magnificent yacht for another 100 years at least." See and read more at www.royalhuisman.com/news
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Warm congratulations to VAGRANT’s Owner and the Owner’s team, as the shipyard’s team expresses heartfelt gratitude for the recognition of this Huiisfit project. Thanks to her Owner, VAGRANT will not become forgotten history: she is a Living Sailing Legend
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HUISFIT - SUPERYACHT REFIT, REBUILD AND RENEWAL BY ROYAL HUISMAN
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Photo via Owner’s team #vagrant #herreshoff #rebuild #worldsuperyachtawards #classic #restoration #superyacht #legend #royalhuisman #huisfit
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Herreshoff schooner VAGRANT wins ‘Best Rebuilt Yacht’ at the World Superyacht Awards: "... one stood out, not only for the painstaking manner in which the rebuild was undertaken, but also for the magnificent result. [...] The judges were highly impressed with the detailed work undertaken that has undoubtedly helped preserve this magnificent yacht for another 100 years at least." See and read more at www.royalhuisman.com/news
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Warm congratulations to VAGRANT’s Owner and the Owner’s team, as the shipyard’s team expresses heartfelt gratitude for the recognition of this @huisfit project. Thanks to her Owner, VAGRANT will not become forgotten history: she is a Living Sailing Legend
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HUISFIT - SUPERYACHT REFIT, REBUILD AND RENEWAL BY ROYAL HUISMAN
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Photo via Owner’s team #vagrant #herreshoff #rebuild #worldsuperyachtawards #classic #restoration #superyacht #legend #royalhuisman #huisfit
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The 51m / 166ft classic schooner BORKUMRIFF IV (2002) is for sale. The challenging conditions of fishing the desolate foam streaked waters of the Grand Banks under sail in the 19th Century led to the development of the magnificent Gloucester schooners – vessels that could work under the most demanding sea conditions yet still race home at speed to achieve the highest price for their catch.
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Like a true classic BORKUMRIFF IV has depth beyond the first read. She invites, indeed rewards closer inspection. The quality of the materials used throughout this magnificent yacht encourages your touch and welcomes your gaze. Consider the refined navigation and communication station. Let your hand rest upon the classic spoke steering wheel and imagine the sense of command. Feast your eyes across the acres of teak deck that lay beneath your feet. Feel the sailing experience that BORKUMRIFF IV presents. See more via www.royalhuisman.com/BorkumriffIV
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ROYAL HUISMAN YACHTS FOR SALE & CHARTER - This section of the website is an added-value service to Royal Huisman owners, to those who may wish to experience sailing aboard a Royal Huisman yacht simply for charter or as a first step towards owning one, and to those who are actively seeking a Royal Huisman pedigree yacht to acquire. As a service to customers, present and future, Royal Huisman is always pleased to provide interested parties with details of the yachts’ selling party or charter agent. Please visit our website and follow the links to YACHTS followed by FOR SALE & CHARTER
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Video by Tom Nitsch via @borkumriff_iv #dykstranavalarchitects #johngalden #johnmunford #schooner #sailinglife #royalhuisman
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Broadwater converted from “classic” into “contemporary”: the Feadship motor yacht Broadwater has been re-delivered by Huisfit: @huisfit Broadwater left the facilities of Royal Huisman Amsterdam after an extensive and successful conversion of her interior and exterior.
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Huisfit - Royal Huisman’s dedicated division for refit, rebuild and renewal - was commissioned to undertake this major project following an earlier visit to the shipyard in 2019. The scope of work ranged from various upgrades to comfort and esthetic aspects of the yacht (inside and out), to changes relating to classification requirements based on the Owner’s brief, which was to convert Broadwater into a “modern and livable home away from home” with charter... READ MORE? www.royalhuisman.com/news
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Huisfit offers solutions for various types of conversions: lengthening hulls, adding carbon composite or aluminium superstructures, transformation of racers into luxury yachts, complete replacement of interiors. An overview of various Huisfit skills and potential solutions – expertise à la carte – can be found at www.huisfit.com/skills
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Images by Broadwater crew, Tom van Oossanen, Dutch Yachting, Charl van Rooy, Huisfit music by bensound.com video edit by Huisfit #portofamsterdam #conversion #feadship #superyachtrefit #mcmnewport #adamvoorhees #huisfit #royalhuisman
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PHI: a very UNIQUE motoryacht and optimized to the MAX. Lifting the veil on the radical, fast displacement aluminium motoryacht PHI, Royal Huisman is extremely proud to present the first image of PHI’s scale model.
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Still under 500GT but measuring over 55m / 181ft in length, PHI is by many considered to be a great yacht building challenge. Yet, Royal Huisman has delivered over thirty low-profile sailing superyachts in recent history. Thus the shipyard has all the knowledge at hand. PHI offers significantly more exterior and semi-interior entertainment area on the aft deck than conventional designs and instead of a typical “wedding cake” silhouette, she will have a very sleek and appealing profile.
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Exterior design by Cor D. Rover - interior design: Lawson Robb - naval architecture: Van Oossanen Naval Architects Fast Displacement XL ® - project management / Owner’s representative: Guy Booth - builder: Royal Huisman - accommodation: 2 Owners, 10 guests and 11 crew - length overall: 55m+ / 180ft+ - gross tonnage: below 500 GT - speed: approximately 22 knots - construction: aluminum - classification: ABS & MCA - year of delivery: 2021
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Photo of PHI scale model by Tom van Oossanen #projectphi #cordrover #fastdisplacementxl #vanoossanennavalarchitects #phi #motoryacht #myphi #lawsonrobb #guybooth #royalhuisman
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Weekend wake boarding behind Ngoni! Currently this 58m / 190ft performance sloop is at Royal Huisman Amsterdam for service and support #takingcareofourfleet
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One of Royal Huisman’s main priorities is taking care of our fleet: not only throughout the warranty period but far into the future. A Royal Huisman yacht is designed and constructed to be as trouble-free and operationally efficient as can be, recognizing that the oceans are a testing environment. Owners welcome the reassurance that the Royal Huisman and Huisfit teams firmly stand behind the work done, providing expert advice, service and support: worldwide, but also at our deepwater Amsterdam location and at our headquarters in Vollenhove, Holland.
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See more of Ngoni: www.royalhuisman.com/Ngoni
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Video of (and via) Kate Harmer @katelouiseharmer Music by bensound.com #superyachtwakeboarding #postbosstrip #ibiza #ngoni #rondal #takingcareofourfleet #troublefree #operationallyefficient #reassurance #service #advice #support #duboisnavalarchitects #rickbaker #royalhuisman
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Very recent photo of Ngoni in Scotland: these waters offer a fantastic diversity of deep water ports and cruising grounds, steeped in history and tradition, cloaked in natural beauty. Currently Ngoni is at Royal Huisman Amsterdam for service and support #takingcareofourfleet
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One of Royal Huisman’s main priorities is taking care of our fleet: not only throughout the warranty period but far into the future. A Royal Huisman yacht is designed and constructed to be as trouble-free and operationally efficient as can be, recognizing that the oceans are a testing environment. Owners welcome the reassurance that the Royal Huisman and Huisfit teams firmly stand behind the work done, providing expert advice, service and support: worldwide, but also at our deepwater Amsterdam location and at our headquarters in Vollenhove, Holland.
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A STOPOVER IN AMSTERDAM - A stunning 2021 cruise in the Northern cruising grounds? Amsterdam is very suitable for a short stopover (and combined with support by Huisfit, if needed). Scotland as well as the Baltic and Norwegian Seas offer a great variety and maritime magnificence: easily accessible when using Amsterdam as your base, offering the prospect of a very special, integrated refit-and-cruise plan. More info: www.huisfit.com/NorthernCruising
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See more of Ngoni: www.royalhuisman.com/Ngoni
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Photos by Ciara Duggan @liveandsetsail and @onboardcv #takingcareofourfleet #troublefree #operationallyefficient #reassurance #service #advice #support #duboisnavalarchitects #rickbaker #royalhuisman
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Very recent photo of Ngoni in Scotland: these waters offer a fantastic diversity of deep water ports and cruising grounds, steeped in history and tradition, cloaked in natural beauty. Currently Ngoni is at Royal Huisman Amsterdam for service and support #takingcareofourfleet
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One of Royal Huisman’s main priorities is taking care of our fleet: not only throughout the warranty period but far into the future. A Royal Huisman yacht is designed and constructed to be as trouble-free and operationally efficient as can be, recognizing that the oceans are a testing environment. Owners welcome the reassurance that the Royal Huisman and Huisfit teams firmly stand behind the work done, providing expert advice, service and support: worldwide, but also at our deepwater Amsterdam location and at our headquarters in Vollenhove, Holland.
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A STOPOVER IN AMSTERDAM - A stunning 2021 cruise in the Northern cruising grounds? Amsterdam is very suitable for a short stopover (and combined with support by Huisfit, if needed). Scotland as well as the Baltic and Norwegian Seas offer a great variety and maritime magnificence: easily accessible when using Amsterdam as your base, offering the prospect of a very special, integrated refit-and-cruise plan. More info: www.huisfit.com/NorthernCruising
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See more of Ngoni: www.royalhuisman.com/Ngoni
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Photos by Ciara Duggan @liveandsetsail and @onboardcv #takingcareofourfleet #troublefree #operationallyefficient #reassurance #service #advice #support #duboisnavalarchitects #rickbaker #royalhuisman
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Very recent photo of Ngoni in Scotland: these waters offer a fantastic diversity of deep water ports and cruising grounds, steeped in history and tradition, cloaked in natural beauty. Currently Ngoni is at Royal Huisman Amsterdam for service and support #takingcareofourfleet
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One of Royal Huisman’s main priorities is taking care of our fleet: not only throughout the warranty period but far into the future. A Royal Huisman yacht is designed and constructed to be as trouble-free and operationally efficient as can be, recognizing that the oceans are a testing environment. Owners welcome the reassurance that the Royal Huisman and Huisfit teams firmly stand behind the work done, providing expert advice, service and support: worldwide, but also at our deepwater Amsterdam location and at our headquarters in Vollenhove, Holland.
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A STOPOVER IN AMSTERDAM - A stunning 2021 cruise in the Northern cruising grounds? Amsterdam is very suitable for a short stopover (and combined with support by Huisfit, if needed). Scotland as well as the Baltic and Norwegian Seas offer a great variety and maritime magnificence: easily accessible when using Amsterdam as your base, offering the prospect of a very special, integrated refit-and-cruise plan. More info: www.huisfit.com/NorthernCruising
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See more of Ngoni: www.royalhuisman.com/Ngoni
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Photos by Ciara Duggan @liveandsetsail and @onboardcv #takingcareofourfleet #troublefree #operationallyefficient #reassurance #service #advice #support #duboisnavalarchitects #rickbaker #royalhuisman
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THE LATEST “INHUIS” - News update from Royal Huisman & Huisfit
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AUTUMN 2020 EDITION: PHI, a very unique motoryacht and optimized to the MAX - Project 405: formidable competition to existing carbon yachts - Huisfit Hybrid: the ultimate systems upgrade for leading-edge propulsion and power generation - Project 404: taking shape - APEX 850, the world’s largest sloop - And much more…
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READ MORE in the online version of “Inhuis”: see link in bio of @royalhuisman or at www.royalhuisman.com/news
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#inhuis #news #huisfit #royalhuisman
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Feadship BROADWATER before and after major conversion by Royal Huisman’s Huisfit. See more: check @huisfit on Instagram or visit www.huisfit.com
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Photos by Dutch Yachting #mcmnewport #portofamsterdam @yacht_broadwater #conversion #feadship #superyachtrefit #mcmnewport #adamvoorhees #huisfit #royalhuisman
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Super J HANUMAN ready to depart after successful Huisfit project at Royal Huisman. Her captain Josh Luckhurst comments: “The cooperation between the Royal Huisman team and the HANUMAN crew has been the highlight of this 5 month period. Together we have achieved an incredible amount, especially given covid restrictions. The primary focus being PLC update, new paintwork & systems overhaul, we are now eager to get sailing.”
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Could Huisfit be the smart choice for your project too? Visit the NEW www.huisfit.com for more information.
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42m / 138ft Super-J HANUMAN (JK6): Dykstra Naval Architects, Pieter Beeldsnijder & Royal Huisman (2009). More photos, information and brochure: www.royalhuisman.com/Hanuman
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Video by Huisfit, music by Bensound.com #hanuman #jclass #royalhuisman #huisfit
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She is back! The 25m / 81’ Germán Frers designed maxi racer BELLE FONTAINE was delivered by Royal Huisman in 1981. Last night she returned to take advantage of Huisfit, Royal Huisman dedicated division for refit, rebuild and renewal. More photos: @huisfit
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Nearly 40 years ago Belle Fontaine’s design was based on a gentle sheer and raked transom which became classic Frers hallmarks of the period. Following the 1982 Whitbread around the World race victory of the Royal Huisman Frers designed FLYER II this maxi racer was again an exciting project for the shipyard. Yet, what singled out this project especially was the involvement of an additional member of the client team, Pieter Beeldsnijder, who would be responsible for interior design. Generally speaking, refined interiors were not high on the agenda of racing yacht owners. BELLE FONTAINE’s build owner, however, had different ideas. Although focused on the racing circuit, he wanted full use from his yacht and that included passage making and cruising with friends and family.
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Suddenly, here was a project that offered the shipyard the opportunity to exercise the full extent of its craftsmanship and engineering, from cutting and welding aluminium all the way through to the creation of an immaculate and distinctive custom interior. BELLE FONTAINE may have been another racing yacht, but she was also a portent of the large, luxury custom yachts that would become Royal Huisman’s future: custom, performance driven cruising yachts.
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Huisfit: Superyacht Refit, Rebuild and Renewal by Royal Huisman. Current projects include the J class yachts Hanuman and Topaz, the conversion of the Feadship Broadwater, the conversion of Juliet’s propulsion and generators from conventional into hybrid. And more current and upcoming projets! Could Huisfit be the smart choice for your project too? Visit the NEW www.huisfit.com for more information.
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Photo by the Huisfit team #bellefontaine #blacksharkofstpeter #germanfrers #frersdesign #pieterbeeldsnijder #maxi #huisfit #portofamsterdam #royalhuisman
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The 51m / 166ft classic schooner BORKUMRIFF IV (2002) is for sale. The challenging conditions of fishing the desolate foam streaked waters of the Grand Banks under sail in the 19th Century led to the development of the magnificent Gloucester schooners – vessels that could work under the most demanding sea conditions yet still race home at speed to achieve the highest price for their catch.
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Like a true classic BORKUMRIFF IV has depth beyond the first read. She invites, indeed rewards closer inspection. The quality of the materials used throughout this magnificent yacht encourages your touch and welcomes your gaze. Consider the refined navigation and communication station. Let your hand rest upon the classic spoke steering wheel and imagine the sense of command. Feast your eyes across the acres of teak deck that lay beneath your feet. Feel the sailing experience that BORKUMRIFF IV presents. See more via www.royalhuisman.com/BorkumriffIV
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ROYAL HUISMAN YACHTS FOR SALE & CHARTER - This section of the website is an added-value service to Royal Huisman owners, to those who may wish to experience sailing aboard a Royal Huisman yacht simply for charter or as a first step towards owning one, and to those who are actively seeking a Royal Huisman pedigree yacht to acquire. As a service to customers, present and future, Royal Huisman is always pleased to provide interested parties with details of the yachts’ selling party or charter agent. Please visit our website and follow the links to YACHTS followed by FOR SALE & CHARTER
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Photo by Tom Nitsch #dykstranavalarchitects #johngalden #johnmunford #schooner #royalhuisman
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APEX 850 is undoubtedly the most ambitious and inspiring concept yet to be developed in an exclusive relationship between Royal Huisman and the renowned superyacht designer Malcolm McKeon. Some facts and highlights:
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The world’s largest sloop: 85 m / 279 ft overall and 107 m / 351 ft air-draft
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Step aboard: beautiful lobby to enter saloon or guest corridor and its staterooms. 250 m² / 2690 ft² Owners’ apartment with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, private cinema, beach club, gym and sauna. Stern quarters: tucked-away seating between deck and sea level for connectivity with the ocean
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3200 m² Upwind / 4700 m² downwind: the sailing experience of APEX 850 will be sensational, with speeds higher than wind speed in most conditions. Her limited heel angle will provide stability, comfort and safety for all on board
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APEX is fully resolved in terms of design, naval architecture and engineering. Technical challenges have been identified and addressed; potential for refinement explored and incorporated. The concept is therefore an unprecedented opportunity for an ambitious and creative Owner to stamp their individuality while still viewing an unusually attractive delivery date for such a project. Please visit RoyalHuisman.com and follow the links to YACHTS and CONCEPTS for a full overview and more information.
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#apex850 #inspiring #exclusive #megayacht #theshowmustgoon #mys #monaco #malcolmmckeonyachtdesign #mmyd #royalhuisman
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APEX 850 is undoubtedly the most ambitious and inspiring concept yet to be developed in an exclusive relationship between Royal Huisman and the renowned superyacht designer Malcolm McKeon. Some facts and highlights:
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The world’s largest sloop: 85 m / 279 ft overall and 107 m / 351 ft air-draft
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Step aboard: beautiful lobby to enter saloon or guest corridor and its staterooms. 250 m² / 2690 ft² Owners’ apartment with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, private cinema, beach club, gym and sauna. Stern quarters: tucked-away seating between deck and sea level for connectivity with the ocean
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3200 m² Upwind / 4700 m² downwind: the sailing experience of APEX 850 will be sensational, with speeds higher than wind speed in most conditions. Her limited heel angle will provide stability, comfort and safety for all on board
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APEX is fully resolved in terms of design, naval architecture and engineering. Technical challenges have been identified and addressed; potential for refinement explored and incorporated. The concept is therefore an unprecedented opportunity for an ambitious and creative Owner to stamp their individuality while still viewing an unusually attractive delivery date for such a project. Please visit RoyalHuisman.com and follow the links to YACHTS and CONCEPTS for a full overview and more information.
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ROYAL HUISMAN - THE SPIRIT OF INDIVIDUALITY
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#apex850 #inspiring #exclusive #megayacht #theshowmustgoon #mys #monaco #malcolmmckeonyachtdesign #mmyd #royalhuisman
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