Royal Huisman moves into carbon composite construction
Published: Wednesday, 04 May 2011
Royal Huisman, the gold standard for fully customised sailing superyachts, has traditionally built its hulls and structures in aluminium. Now, after 15 years of developing expertise building carbon composite masts and components, the firm is ready to start offering its clients fully carbon composite hulls and deck structures.
The first Royal Huisman carbon hull will be built in association with an established specialist. All aspects of design engineering, interior systems, construction and fit-out will be undertaken at Vollenhove to the highest Royal Huisman standards, while the hull construction will be rigorously supervised and monitored throughout as part of the proven Royal Huisman project management process. The first carbon structure to be built, with cockpits and aft superstructure, weighs just 1900 kilogrammes; in aluminium it would weigh 3100 kilogrammes.
This initiative is a further development of Royal Huisman’s unique Intelligent Engineering™ concept – a flexible yet integrated approach to superyacht building that applies the most appropriate design, technology and craft skills to each project within a proven project management process.