"Build me my dream"
To hear a client saying these words is – without a doubt – a dream come true for any yacht designer and builder. Dykstra Naval Architects was therefore delighted to be recently commissioned by an Asian client to design a truly breathtaking contemporary three-masted schooner. The client's dream has an impressive overall length of 81m / 266ft and a plumb bow, making her not only powerful and recognizable all over the world, she is also the largest yacht yet to be built at the Royal Huisman shipyard in Vollenhove and ranked in the top 10 of the world's largest sailing yachts: by any measure a superyacht destined for greatness. Together with Royal Huisman, designer Mark Whiteley and regional liaison Bart Kimman of Northrop & Johnson Asia. Dykstra Naval Architects will make this dream-yacht become reality.
This contemporary schooner has been officially revealed at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show by the design and build team.
Thys Nikkels of Dykstra Naval Architects: "At Dykstra Naval Architects we are extremely excited and proud to be part of the creative team for the new 81m, three-masted performance schooner. Using our experience and inventive minds to create an innovative contemporary schooner yacht for fast passage making is one to tick off our Bucket List."
Mark Whiteley of Mark Whiteley Design: "Building a project with Royal Huisman is a very special experience for a designer, jointly designing an 81m new build is an opportunity of a career lifetime so I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Dykstra Naval Architects and the shipyard on this fast contemporary schooner"
Royal Huisman regional liaison, Bart Kimman of Northrop & Johnson Asia: "It is a great pleasure and honour to have contributed significantly in realising this trendsetting 81m project for a client in Asia"
Basic data Contemporary Schooner Royal Huisman project 400
Length overall: 81m / 266ft
Exterior styling: Dykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley Design
Naval Architecture: Dykstra Naval Architects
Interior Design: Mark Whiteley Design
Builder: Royal Huisman
Year of delivery: 2020
Owners / guests accommodation: 12
Crew accommodation: 13
Classification: Lloyds MCA (LY-3)
Mast & booms: Rondal
Height of masts: Panamax
At this time no further details about the yacht are available.