Royal Huisman’s new commission is an impressive lightweight 46m high-performance cruiser sloop




Lightweight is the king: This versatile sailing yacht called “Nauta Reichel Pugh 151” is to be built for very experienced owners who presented a stimulating brief: comfort to explore the world, in an extremely lightweight structure to ensure victories in superyacht regattas.

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Royal Huisman Project 405 is scheduled to be delivered in 2022.

Royal Huisman Project 405 “Nauta Reichel Pugh 151” will enter into Royal Huisman’s history as the first yacht that was contracted as the result of intensive video conferencing and telephone calls between the owners, their representative and the design / build team.

The sailing yacht owners did not just want to take delivery of such an intriguing yacht; they wanted to be part of the whole process of designing and building it, and enjoy every step of the way. Which is why from the moment of the project’s inception, the owners drew together the team that could realize this experience for them – Nigel Ingram of MCM Newport and the owners’ professional race team for specialist consultation; Nauta Design for the exterior and interior styling, Reichel/Pugh for the yacht’s naval architecture, Rondal for her carbon Panamax rig, and Royal Huisman to provide their most-qualified engineering and construction skills for the optimal end result. The owners themselves, in addition to their extensive experience, brought their vision and confidence to the table: ingredients needed to see beyond the current world climate of Covid-19 restrictions.

Royal Huisman Project 405’s lightweight aluminum and carbon composite construction will present formidable competition to existing carbon yachts, whilst combining comfort with the low sound levels of aluminum yachts. This sloop will optimize the innovative use of the materials that Royal Huisman know so well, complemented with extensive Finite Element Analyses to ensure the very best blend of “proven” and “cutting-edge”, with target performance, excellent racing properties, and sound ocean worthiness all thrown into the mix, as well.

For Royal Huisman, the commission to build this innovative lightweight sloop fulfills a longstanding wish.

 “It is truly an honor to work with the owners and this great expert team of designers to realize their lightweight superyacht. The team of Royal Huisman is proud that the owners and their team have selected us for this innovative lightweight construction which was cleverly developed by our inhouse R&D team, backed up with over 55 years of experience with aluminum construction. This latest superyacht order confirms Royal Huisman’s adage “If you can DREAM it, we can BUILD it!” shared Jan Timmerman, CEO Royal Huisman.

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At last year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the team of Royal Huisman presented two new exciting concept projects.

SANGI (‘change’ in Esperanto) is a sub-500GT motoryacht designed for owners seeking to embrace new opportunities. SANGI is innovative, attractive, efficient and highly adaptable to your world, your vision. Her sleek 55m / 180ft hull is easily driven, enhancing performance, range and economy while limiting environmental impact. SANGI brings together the talents of the celebrated designer Cor D. Rover with the expertise and quality of the renowned Royal Huisman shipyard to present a truly ‘smart’ vessel – a stunning new alternative to the traditional way of doing things. A selection of images and more information about SANGI can be found on this website: follow the links to DREAMS and START DREAMING or click on this link

LOTUS – the 88m / 289ft Dyna-Rig and 70m / 230ft Companion Vessel – is the next-generation project from the ThirtyC design studio, in collaboration with Dykstra Naval Architects and Royal Huisman.

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