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Royal Huisman signs new 60m performance sloop Project 404

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Charl van Rooy

Dutch superyacht builder Royal Huisman is starting the year off on a high with the announcement of a new 59.7-metre performance sailing yacht set to be completed in 2022 known as Project 404. Sold to her owner at the end of last year, this ‘no-compromise’ sloop is designed for unrestricted world cruising and will house some of the latest tech available for an unprecedented performance experience. Royal Huisman 59m Project 404 profile rendering

The project brings together superyacht design heavyweights Malcolm McKeon and the Liaigre design studio who are each responsible for the exterior and interior design of the yacht respectively. On deck, a Southern Spars rig and Rondal captive winches will be fitted and the entire project shall be overseen by owner’s representative, Gregory Monks. 

Project 404 will be unique for Royal Huisman in many aspects, including the carbon composite superstructure that will be placed on top of the Alustar aluminium hull. The shipyard has only revealed basic specifications and details about the vessel but has emphasised that the project will be a next-level technical exercise with a clear focus on innovative systems and features on board. 

Project 404 will be able to accommodate up to 12 guests and run with a professional full-time crew of 10. 

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