With two Royal Huisman entries lining up to compete in this year’s NZ Millennium Cup, we take a look at the Royal Huisman pedigree which makes these competitors worth keeping an eye out for.
Royal Huisman has created hundreds of vessels since the shipyard was founded in 1884. From the delivery of Whirlwind XII, the shipyard’s first superyacht, in 1986, a total of 33 yachts over 30m/100ft have been delivered. Each yacht is a one-off; classic, modern or contemporary, power or sail, based on the designs of an array of well-known naval architects and designers for owners seeking the best available.
The key qualities these architects and designers have in common are a reputation for innovation, a high level of quality, and exceptional attention to detail. A Royal Huisman yacht is designed and constructed to be as trouble-free and operationally efficient as can be, in response to the testing environment of the world's oceans.
Royal Huisman cleverly combines its own most important asset (a large in-house team, across a wide range of disciplines) with a selection of specialist partners, whose knowledge and involvement complement the shipyard’s intellectual capital.
The realisation of an exceptional custom yacht from the seeds of a dream presents an exciting challenge for talented minds and skills-rich hands. Benefitting from decades of experience in the creation of high performance race yachts, cruising yachts and luxury superyachts, Royal Huisman has adopted very effective responses to this challenge, encompassing a flexible yet integrated range of skills and resources.
Sailing a Royal Huisman yacht is an experience like no other, whether you’re the one at the wheel – benefitting from its performance, handling and balance in demanding conditions – or the one delighting in its finish and comfort at an idyllic anchorage. Small but important details of design and construction reveal themselves over time and affirm the value engineering that is inherent in every Royal Huisman yacht.
See Royal Huisman’s Whirlwind XII and Sassafras compete in this year’s NZ Millennium Cup.
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