60m Royal Huisman Project 404 sailing yacht Sarissa prepares for launch

The 59.7-metre Royal Huisman sailing yacht Project 404, Sarissa has been photographed out of the shed for the first time in preparation for her launch at the Vollenhove shipyard in the Netherlands. The high-performance sloop began construction in 2019, with her design kept tightly guarded until the first airing of her Alustar aluminium hull in 2020.Sarissa yacht load outPhoto: Léandre Loyseau / SuperYacht TimesSarissa yacht load outPhoto: Ruben Griffioen / SuperYacht TimesSarissa, also known as MM597, was designed by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design and built by Royal Huisman’s craftsmen. She features interior design by French designers Studio Liaigre, with Gregory Monks acting as the owners’ representative throughout the build.Sarissa yacht load outPhoto: Ruben Griffioen / SuperYacht TimesSarissa yacht load outPhoto: Ruben Griffioen / SuperYacht TimesSarissa yacht load outPhoto: Ruben Griffioen / SuperYacht TimesSarissa features a reversed bow and sleek profile with powerful hull lines. Her huge transom opening gives access to an expansive beach club area, while her extra-large portholes flood her interiors with plenty of natural light.Sarissa yacht load outPhoto: Ruben Griffioen / SuperYacht TimesSarissa yacht load outPhoto: Ruben Griffioen / SuperYacht TimesSarissa yacht load outPhoto: Ruben Griffioen / SuperYacht TimesSarissa yacht load outPhoto: Ruben Griffioen / SuperYacht TimesSarissa yacht load outPhoto: Ruben Griffioen / SuperYacht TimesHer midship lazarette is easily recognisable and her boarding platforms give access from both sides of the yacht, as well as storage for watersports equipment. Sarissa also features a carbon composite deckhouse, cockpit coamings and mainsheet arch, all of which were constructed by the shipyard’s sister company, Rondal.Sarissa yacht load outPhoto: Ruben Griffioen / SuperYacht TimesSarissa is able to comfortably sleep up to 12 guests onboard, as well as a crew of 12. In terms of performance, Sarissa features a lift keel, retractable propulsion, and twin carbon rudders.