Royal Huisman has been commissioned to build a 52-metre powerboat named Project 406. The unique, high-speed project is designed by Vripack and is set to be the world’s largest sportfishing yacht with a total of six decks.
Aqua Marine is heading up the client’s team to complete the project, which includes Bush & Noble and Hampshire Marine as technical managers, working in close collaboration with Vripack and Royal Huisman to deliver the project. Lydia Wilding, director of the Aqua Marine team, says “The connected interface with Vripack and Royal Huisman and the whole team has allowed us to build a supportive communication framework and carved out a collaboration that adds value and supports our client’s’ clear vision, as this truly is a project of dreams being turned into a reality by Royal Huisman. It’s very exciting.”
Brett Noble, partner at Bush & Noble, comments, “To be entrusted to participate in the building of the largest true sportfish yacht ever made, and knowing that it will be of the highest quality, makes the experience all the more exhilarating. Having started my yachting career building luxury sportfish cruisers over two decades ago, to now be an integral part of the world’s largest true sportfish yacht, is a once in a lifetime privilege. Enabling us to work alongside our exceptionally talented friends at Vripack, Aqua Marine and world-renowned shipyard Royal Huisman to build the client’s dream, shows the level of commitment and passion this client has for quality yacht design, construction and a game fishing experience never experience before seen in our industry… and likely never to be seen again!”Photo: Royal Huisman“It is most energising to know that our upcoming launch of the striking motor yacht Phi will be followed by this awe-inspiring sportfish yacht. In these times of Covid-19 restrictions we’ve been able to secure two new construction contracts and now have four projects under construction, together with multiple Huisfit and rebuild projects. Each and every one a unique build and therefore truly bespoke Royal Huisman projects. The Vollenhove shipyard which continues to be the ‘Home of the World’s Finest Sailing Yachts’, looks forward to becoming a ‘Home to the World’s Finest Powerboats’, as well – and Project 406 is the perfect complement,” says Royal Huisman’s CEO Jan Timmerman.
More details about the 499 GT aluminium-hull yacht are expected soon.