SUPERSIZED SAILBOATS BY ROYAL HUISMAN

An attractive (and possibly even better) alternative to large motoryachts

SUPERSIZED SAILBOATS BY ROYAL HUISMAN

An attractive (and possibly even better) alternative to large motoryachts

Two of the world’s ten largest sailing yachts, ATHENA and SEA EAGLE II, are Royal Huisman builds, and a number of breathtaking concept designs such as the world’s largest sloop APEX 850, the dyna-rig LOTUS, and the futuristic DART schooner are ready to contribute to this list. Designed by internationally renowned architects and the shipyard team, these concepts are unique examples of what can be realised.

Royal Huisman is at home with any style and any design: classic, contemporary, timeless schemes, combined with dyna-rigs, single mast, wing sails, a three-masted arrangement – created by your designer of preference: start dreaming, because we love to build it…

The next Royal Huisman supersized sailingyacht will make a fitting third in the world’s top ten; possibly even becoming the largest in this elite circle. She will join the existing Royal Huisman-built, thoroughbred ‘supersized sailboats’ ATHENA and SEA EAGLE II, and, as every Royal Huisman yacht benefits from knowledge gained during previous builds, she would be the finest yet.

In general, the comfort of motoryachts is mostly enjoyed by their owners while on “location A” or “location B”, such as a pretty marina or idyllic anchorage. Sailing yachts provide the same enjoyment, but are also much (more) fun while travelling from “A” to “B” or even reach remote corners of our beautiful planet. They offer the stimulating experience of seeing the sails hoisted and catching the wind, and the slender bow cutting through the waves to pick up speed. Even those who are not keen on heeling angles, will be pleased to discover that new technologies exist to reduce lateral movement and heeling angle substantially.

In addition to the thrill of sailing and the satisfaction of Royal Huisman’s bespoke quality, future owners will also enjoy the “green footprint” of their yacht and the significant efficiency advantage of free propulsion power (the wind!).

Last but not least, “energy-neutral”-mode will prove a much-appreciated feature: spinning the propellers to generate more than sufficient electrical power for all board systems such as air conditioning, and for re-charging the batteries to enjoy “silent mode” while at anchor. For some, these features might sound like uncharted waters that require a lot more development, but not so for the shipyard. Royal Huisman pioneered hybrid propulsion with the game-changing ketch Ethereal (the world’s first hybrid superyacht) in 2009, and has since continued to refine its technological lead in some remarkable projects.

Please contact the specialists at Royal Huisman to discover the possibilities for future-proof sailing yachts. We are happy to recommend input; and share expertise and experience! Obviously we would be thrilled to welcome you for a ‘live’ or ‘digital’ tour at both shipyard locations so you can experience the unique benefits of the purpose-built facilities of Royal Huisman (and sister company Rondal).