Taking shape: the remarkable Project Phi

Royal Huisman is pleased to reveal first construction photos of this radical, fast displacement motoryacht’s aluminium hull.

Project Phi was first announced in last summer and, with design engineering well advanced,construction of the aluminium hull began at Royal Huisman’s Vollenhove shipyard in mid-February 2019.

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Among a long list of exceptional features of this project are the fuel-efficient hull lines basedon the patented Fast-Displacement XL® concept by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, who areresponsible to maximise the yacht’s length of over 55m / 180ft while remaining within thesub-500GT category.

The resulting hull will provide a comfortable and stable platform for this radical and highperformance vessel, notwithstanding therelatively narrow beam that contributes toPhi’s striking looks.

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At this stage we cannot share details of Phi’s exterior design from Cor D. Rover, or of her interior appearance from Lawson Robb. Both remain highly secret. Currently we can onlystate that Phi will feature extensive external deck space and that proportions throughout herdesign will be informed by ‘the other Phi’ – the formula within the Golden Ratio that governsthe continuation of dimensions and shapes within the natural world.With hull turning scheduled for summer 2019, numerous unique featuresand specialist aspects of the yacht are being prepared in parallel to the hull construction bythe Royal Huisman team, working in close co-operation with the owner’s team and designers.Delivery of Project Phi is scheduled for 2021.

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Basic data Project Phi
Type: “Fast Displacement XL ® by Van Oossanen“motor yacht
Exterior design: Cor D. Rover
Interior design: Lawson Robb
Naval architecture: Van Oossanen Naval Architects


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