Royal Huisman signs new order for 65m ketch Project 408

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Royal Huisman, Dykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley Design has announces the newbuild agreement for an exciting 65m performance ketch rigged sailing yacht, an important milestone which coincides with the start of the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show. Limited information is unfortunately currently available. Further updates with more details will be released in the months ahead and upon the completion of major phases throughout the duration of the project.

The creation of this stunning superyacht is now focused on multidisciplinary design and engineering, which are the subsequent steps of Royal Huisman’s efficient Stage Gate process project management and Concurrent Engineering approach. This will bring the project to readiness for the next big step: the start of the construction at Royal Huisman’s newbuild facilities in Vollenhove, The Netherlands.

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One of the main areas of focus for this ketch rigged sailing yacht is the optimisation of performance: Alustar aluminium construction, carbon rig, and an integrated sailing system by Rondal have been specified to enhance winning potential on the superyacht regatta circuit.

Royal Huisman’s CEO Jan Timmerman comments: “We are honoured that this client has entrusted Royal Huisman with the realisation of his dream – a truly beautiful and unique yacht. Project 408 fits perfect