The ground-breaking big fisher, Royal Huisman's Project 406, is in transit from the shipyard's inland new-build facilities...


29 January 2024
The ground-breaking big fisher, Royal Huisman's Project 406, is in transit from the shipyard's inland new-build facilities...


…in Vollenhove, gearing up for the anticipated final stage – her launch in Amsterdam. The powerful hull of this unique vessel measures 52m / 171ft overall and her towering profile accommodates six decks. These remarkable features not only make her the largest, but also the most luxurious and individual true sportfish yacht in the world: the ultimate expression of personal freedom.

Project 406 is designed for an experienced owner who is passionate about fishing. She is a unique vessel in so many respects. Vripack Yacht Design is responsible for the exterior and interior design and naval architecture of this highly prestigious project. Her design is extremely distinctive, with a long bow and high bulwarks sweeping through a clear sheer to a low and uncluttered cockpit aft.

The high tower offers outstanding views with a downward angle on the water for specialized fishing. Apart from its practical function, the tower also offers a superb viewing platform for guests, who can follow all the action below. Project 406 effortlessly blends the ultimate sports fishing experience with genuine superyacht scale, comfort and refinement.

Vollenhove, home to the world’s finest superyacht building


Not only is she the largest but, without doubt, the most bespoke, finely appointed, meticulously engineered and most impressive true sportfish yacht anywhere in the world. Project 406 is immaculately and extensively designed and engineered and efficiently built by the shipyard team of over 350 individual experts and highly qualified co-makers. Royal Huisman is viewed to be the only shipyard in the world capable of delivering such an individual, innovative and bespoke motoryacht project. Project 406 aka the world’s largest true sportfish yacht will turn heads wherever she goes.

Royal Huisman’s Project 406 in transit

Main specifications 

Type: Sport Fish Yacht | length overall: 52m / 171ft | exterior, interior design and naval architecture: Vripack Yacht Design | owner’s representative: Pascarelli Consulting working with Bush & Noble and Hampshire Marine | builder: Royal Huisman | hull & superstructure: Alustar® aluminium. Information is restricted to the main specifications above.

The full press release can be found here [opens a new tab].

Update 31 January:

Update 1 February – Project 406 is launched:

Bespoke motoryachts without compromise
Royal Huisman’s reputation has been largely built on a superlative portfolio of thirty-plus unique and tailor-made, low-profile sailing superyachts, but the legendary passion for perfection, expertise, quality, experience, flexibility and continuous innovation is not limited to these… The individual aspirations and challenges of both Project 403 and current motoryacht Project 406 were deemed to be outside the comfort zone of some yards, but both owners presented their highly distinctive individual projects to Royal Huisman – where fresh opportunities for creative problem-solving and innovation were enthusiastically welcomed. Keen to learn more? Read on at this website: news > inhuis stories & updates > bespoke motoryachts by Royal Huisman [link]