Royal Huisman has been commissioned to build a high speed motor yacht, which will become the world’s largest true Sportfish Yacht. The yacht, designed by Vripack Yacht Design Studio, features six decks and measures 52 metres over all.

With the project Royal Huisman returns to its roots as building vessels for local fishermen was its core business for decades after the shipyard was founded in 1884. Vripack’s heritage since 1961, is very similar with a design range of sportfisherman yachts and fishing boats developed over the years.

The exterior and interior design are by the Vripack studio. Development of the relevant main aspects is in full progress, and all key components of this Sportfish Yacht, which Royal Huisman is referring to as “Project 406”, will be engineered in close collaboration with the Vripack studio, and produced at the shipyard in Vollenhove.

‘This is a true sportfisher, designed for a private client who takes sportfishing very seriously,’ comments Bart M. Bouwhuis, Creative Director at Vripack. ‘We have ensured that all elements of the design are underpinned by our naval architectural expertise, and that means zero compromise. As the world’s largest true Sportfish Yacht, this aluminium build will be hugely technologically challenging, and we are truly delighted to work with a world-class shipyard such as Royal Huisman to bring this iconic creation to life.’


‘It is most energising to know that our upcoming launch of the striking motor yacht Phi will be followed by this awe-inspiring Sportfish Yacht,’ adds Royal Huisman’s CEO Jan Timmerman. ‘In these times of Covid-19 restrictions we’ve been able to secure two new construction contracts and now have four projects under construction, together with multiple Huisfit and rebuild projects. Each and every one a unique build and therefore truly bespoke Royal Huisman projects. The Vollenhove shipyard which continues to be the “Home of the World’s Finest Sailing Yachts”, looks forward to becoming a “Home to the World’s Finest Powerboats”, as well – and Project 406 is the perfect complement.’

Royal Huisman states that updates with more detailed information will be made available as the project progresses.