Published: Friday, 30 September 2016

Holland shipyard Royal Huisman was recently commissioned by an Asian client, introduced by Northrop & Johnson Asia Bart Kimman, to build a contemporary three-masted schooner.

Royal Huisman Builds 81m Three Masted Schooner 1

(Images: Royal Huisman - 81m schooner)

The client’s dream has an impressive overall length of 81m (266ft) and a plumb bow, making her not only powerful and recognisable all over the world, but also the largest yacht to be built at the shipyard in Vollenhove and ranked in the top 10 of the world's largest sailing yachts.

Together with Dykstra Naval Architects, British designer Mark Whiteley and regional liaison Bart Kimman of Northrop & Johnson Asia, Royal Huisman will make this dream-yacht become reality, keeping its promise of “If you can dream it, we can build it”.

This contemporary schooner was officially revealed at the Monaco Yacht Show Sept 28-Oct 1 by the design and build team.

Royal Huisman Builds 81m Three Masted Schooner

“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,” says Thys Nikkels of Dykstra Naval Architects. “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.”

“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,” says Mark Whiteley of Mark Whiteley Design. 

"It is a great pleasure and honour to have contributed significantly in realising this trendsetting 81m project for a client in Asia," says Northrop & Johnson Asia Royal Huisman Regional Liaison Bart Kimman.

Basic data of the contemporary schooner:

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
Construction: Aluminium
Length overall: 81m / 266ft
Classification: Lloyds MCA (LY-3)
Owners / guests accommodation: 12
Crew accommodation: 13
Mast and booms: Rondal
Height of masts: Panamax