Royal Huisman anniversary book

September 2009 saw the publication and launch of “Royal Huisman 125 Years – The Spirit of Individuality” to commemorate 125 years of the Royal Huisman Shipyard. With over 60,000 words of text and lavish photography, including archive material never previously published, this book is as readable, entertaining and informative as it is visually compelling.

Experienced yacht owners, industry leaders, designers, and commentators have been generous in their praise:

“…really exceptional in all respects… looking back to the beginnings, the fabulous evolution over more than a century…”

“The book is wonderful, filled with much information of great interest, beautiful photographs, a splendid story of people, who, over 125 years, have been associated with the development of the Royal Huisman shipyard and the outstanding yachts built at Vollenhove.”

“…not just another coffee table book but with real content and value…”

“The Spirit of Individuality” follows the fortunes of a shipbuilding family through hardship and success, hunger and plenty, war and peace, old technologies and new over five generations. Engagingly written by author Stephen Chipperfield and beautifully designed by Rod Teasdale, it is the perfect gift for any sailing enthusiast, offering a compendium of history, insights and information on the characters, the yachts, the races and adventurous passages, the changing challenges and evolving building techniques, the growth in size and sophistication of yachts, and much more.

“Royal Huisman 125 Years – The Spirit of Individuality” is magnificently printed by art publishers Waanders and available in English or Dutch. The 25cm x 25cm (10” x 10”) format is a pleasure to handle and read, with 232 pages of fascinating story-telling, accompanied by some of the most eye-catching yachting photography to be seen in any yachting volume.

The perfect gift for Christmas, a birthday, a special occasion, or just because you know someone who would love to read it, the book is available now at [email protected] for 45 euro + carriage.

Royal Huisman
+31 527 24 3131
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