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Royal Huisman signs new 55m superyacht Project Phi

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Gemma Fottles

Royal Huisman has announced the signing of a new 55-metre superyacht today named Project Phi. The project is a result of a close collaboration between the Dutch design firm Cor D. Rover for her exterior, London-based interior designers Lawson Robb, and the experts at Van Oossanen Naval Architects. The owner’s current captain, Yacht Consult and Arcon Yachts were also instrumental in the development of Project Phi.

Royal Huisman Project Phi rendering Relating to ”Sectio divina” or the Golden Ratio, Phi is the formula that governs continuation of dimensions and shapes in natural proportions throughout the design. Charlotte Robb of Lawson Robb comments "This is an extraordinary project, an extraordinary client and team with an extraordinary vision. We are extremely excited to work with such an inspirational team in creating a truly unique home away from home and setting a new bar for yacht design."

On board, she will accommodate 12 guests and a crew of 11. The Fast Displacement XL hull by Van Oossanen has been optimised for a maximum speed of approximately 22 knots, is gyro-stabilised. Project Phi will be sub 500 GT. 

Technical Director Jaap Gelling of Royal Huisman comments: “The Phi-team approached Royal Huisman because the client was looking for a yard renowned for its great dedication and ability to realise this yacht with its inherent challenges, staying within the definition of Phi. With its long-standing experience building custom sailing superyachts renowned for their technical innovation and reliability, as well as overall quality, Royal Huisman has developed highly sophisticated design engineering and space planning capabilities and is, therefore, able to meet any space management challenges  – after all this ability lies at the very heart of building large sailing-superyachts. Needless to say that Phi is an exciting project for our shipyard. Royal Huisman’s mantra has always been: ’If you can dream it, we can build it’ and we are looking forward to demonstrating just how well we will do exactly that.

Project Phi is scheduled for delivery in 2021. 

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