Phi's Departure: Royal Huisman project 403, PHI, has departed from the shipyard’s newbuild facilities in Vollenhove and is now on her way to Royal Huisman Amsterdam to start sea trials.
Royal Huisman 403 PHI departure from Vollenhove shipyard - photo by Tom van Oossan
One of this year’s highlights was the launch of the 58.5m / 192ft motoryacht PHI at Royal Huisman’s newbuild facility in Vollenhove, The Netherlands. Developed and constructed below 500GT, PHI is by far the longest motoryacht in this category, based on current Classification rules.
General concept, exterior design & interior layout: Cor D. Rover - interior design: Lawson Robb - naval architecture: Van Oossanen Naval Architects - project management / owner’s representative: Guy Booth - builder: Royal Huisman (2021).
Royal Huisman 403 PHI departure from Vollenhove shipyard - photo by Tom van Oossanen
Unique Motoryachts by Royal Huisman: for projects well outside the comfort zone of some yards
“Only a sailboat builder has the know-how and ambition to execute miracles on a square inch.” These are the words of Cor D. Rover, responsible for the general concept, exterior design and interior layout of the Royal Huisman newbuild motoryacht PHI. The sleek hull and low volume of this 58.5m / 192ft project presented exceptional engineering challenges.
Royal Huisman’s reputation has been largely built on a superlative portfolio of thirty-plus low-profile sailing superyachts. From classic to contemporary, from 30m to 90m+ / 100ft to 300ft+, every one is unique, tailor-made. Yet the legendary passion for perfection, expertise, quality, experience, flexibility and continuous innovation behind these projects is not limited to sailing yachts.
Royal Huisman 406 - Artist Impression 02 by Vripack
Royal Huisman project 403 and project 406
Just take a look at our two current motoryacht projects: project 403, PHI, and project 406, a unique 52m / 171ft sportfish yacht that will become the largest of its kind in the world. The individual aspirations and challenges of each of these projects were seen to be well outside the comfort zone by some yards.