Royal Huisman to build the ultimate performance sloop, a new 60m without compromise

[dropcap]R[/dropcap]oyal Huisman has announced its goal to produce the ultimate performance sloop that pushes the boundaries of modern design and technology, revealing details on the new 59.7m/196ft design known as Project 404. With the aim of creating the ultimate world performance cruising sloop with exceptional sail power and system technologies, Royal Huismanset new benchmarks for performance and efficiency. The result will be a sleek and powerful sailing yacht of iconic, imaginative design, which will marry unprecedented performance with luxurious and innovative amenities.

The profile sketch is designed by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design. The team is responsible for the naval architecture and exterior design, while the interiors are styled by acclaimed French design house Liaigre;. The integrated rig package is developed by Southern Spars complimented by Rondal captive winches.

Project 404’s Alustar aluminium hull and low profile carbon composite superstructure provide a proven structural platform for a truly modern yacht with a wealth of innovative systems developments. By embracing powerful emerging technologies that will become gamechangers for the next generation of superyachts, the aim is to optimise every aspect of this impressive project – leaving no technological stone unturned.