Royal Huisman Project 406 is ready to leave Hall 2 of the shipyard’s newbuild facilities in Vollenhove...


17 November 2023
Royal Huisman Project 406 is ready to leave Hall 2 of the shipyard’s newbuild facilities in Vollenhove...


for installation of her upper deck, sun awning hardtop and radarmast. This exceptional Alustar® aluminum motor yacht is the world’s largest true sportfish yacht, with her towering profile accommodating six decks, and her powerful hull measuring 52m / 171ft overall. She is fitted out without compromise for both high end sportfishing and luxurious living.

Extremely distinctive

Project 406 is a unique vessel in so many respects. Interior and exterior design and naval architecture come courtesy of the celebrated Vripack Yacht Design Studio. 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.

Without compromise

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 – with all the amenities expected of a superyacht. Royal Huisman is viewed to be the only shipyard in the world capable of delivering such an individual and bespoke motoryacht project. Project 406 is immaculately and extensively engineered and efficiently built by the shipyard team of over 350 individual experts and highly qualified co-makers. The testing of most board systems and other innovative technical installations is currently nearing completion before her final transport, upcoming launch and trials.

Update: Project 406 has left Hall 2

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].

The theatre of the ocean
Most observers will be familiar with the ‘rods’ that project from either side of sport fishing boats but are less clear how they are used. In fact these are not rods, but outriggers. There is obviously a limit to how many lines can be trailed from the stern of the yacht and that clearly imposes a limit on how much sea area you can cover by trailing two or three lines astern. Keen to learn more? Read on at this website:  news > inhuis stories & updates > the theatre of the ocean [link]

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]