Royal Huisman

Demonstrating the art of Dutch maritime craftsmanship, superyacht builder Royal Huisman builds and refits custom luxury sailing yachts and motor yachts at its shipyard in Vollenhove, the Netherlands.

History of Royal Huisman

In 1884, Jan Jans Huisman founded the Huisman Shipyard, which continues to be family-owned and operated to this day. In the early years, luxury yacht builder Huisman produced smaller wooden motor and sailing yachts. The shipyard began building in steel in 1954, and also pioneered aluminium yacht construction. In 1959, Jan Huisman’s son Wolter Huisman took over as the head of luxury yacht builder Huisman, steering the shipyard into successful racing sailing yacht production and eventually entering the custom superyacht market. In 1975, Huisman launched sailing yacht mast and rigging division, Rondal. Upon the shipyard’s 100th anniversary in 1984, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands gave luxury yacht builder Huisman the title “Royal”, and the firm was renamed Royal Huisman. In 2004, Wolter Huisman retired and his daughter, Alice, became managing director of superyacht builder Royal Huisman.

Notable Royal Huisman Yachts

Among the many celebrated superyachts launched by luxury yacht builder Royal Huisman are the reconstructed J-Class Sailing Yacht Endeavour, delivered in 1989 to former owner Elizabeth Meyer. The 47.42-metre Sailing Yacht Hyperion, delivered in 1996 to American entrepreneur Jim Clark, founder of Netscape, featured a record-setting 59-metre carbon-fibre mast and advanced computer system. In the early 2000s Clark returned to superyacht builder Royal Huisman to commission the 90-meter schooner Athena. The 58.04-metre Sailing Yacht Ethereal, launched by Royal Huisman in 2009, set the standard for environmentally conscious superyacht construction.

Specialisations

Dutch superyacht builder Royal Huisman works with yacht owners and yacht designers around the world to build custom sailing yachts and motor yachts in steel, aluminium and advanced composites. The shipyard also provides superyacht refit and reconstruction. Royal Huisman’s Rondal division specialises in the manufacture of masts, winches and other rigging for luxury and racing sailing yachts.

ATHENA

Royal Huisman   90 m •  2004

PROJECT 410

Royal Huisman   85 m •  2025

SEA EAGLE II

Royal Huisman   81 m •  2020

PROJECT 408

Royal Huisman   65 m •  2024

PROJECT 404

Royal Huisman   59.7 m •  2023

PHI

Royal Huisman   58.5 m •  2021

ETHEREAL

Royal Huisman   58.04 m •  2009

NGONI

Royal Huisman   58 m •  2017

TWIZZLE

Royal Huisman   57.49 m •  2010

AQUARIUS

Royal Huisman   56 m •  2018

KAMAXITHA

Royal Huisman   55.42 m •  2012

ELFJE

Royal Huisman   52.36 m •  2014

PROJECT 406

Royal Huisman   52 m •  2023

METEOR

Royal Huisman   51.59 m •  2007

BORKUMRIFF IV

Royal Huisman   50.57 m •  2002

MARLIN

Royal Huisman   49.25 m • 

WISP

Royal Huisman   47.65 m •  2014

HYPERION

Royal Huisman   47.42 m •  1998

PROJECT 405

Royal Huisman   46 m •  2023

LETHANTIA

Royal Huisman   44 m •  1994

JULIET

Royal Huisman   43.53 m •  1993

BLUE PAPILLON

Royal Huisman   43.31 m •  2013

RAVENGER

Royal Huisman   43.31 m •  2015

CYCLOS

Royal Huisman   42.37 m •  1990

HANUMAN

Royal Huisman   42.1 m •  2009

SURAMA

Royal Huisman   40.68 m •  1997

ANAKENA

Royal Huisman   40.29 m •  1996

ANTARES

Royal Huisman   39.96 m •  2005

MARIA CATTIVA

Royal Huisman   39.93 m •  2003

THOR III

Royal Huisman   37.5 m •  1983

PUMULA

Royal Huisman   37.3 m •  2012

ACTION

Royal Huisman   37.3 m •  2014

DIAMOND FOREVER

Royal Huisman   36.24 m •  1987

ARCADIA

Royal Huisman   35.78 m •  2006

SASSAFRAS

Royal Huisman   34.2 m •  2000

BILLY BUDD

Royal Huisman   34.2 m •  1994

SPIIP

Royal Huisman   34.17 m •  2000

GLISS

Royal Huisman   32 m •  2006

WHIRLWIND XII

Royal Huisman   31.36 m •  1986

FOFTEIN

Royal Huisman   30.21 m •  1999

ABEON

Royal Huisman   28.33 m •  1984

EBB TIDE

Royal Huisman   26 m •  1986

FOFTEIN STAR

Royal Huisman   25.6 m •  1989

METOLIUS

Royal Huisman   25.5 m •  1992

BELLE FONTAINE

Royal Huisman   24.72 m •  1982

LONGHORN

Royal Huisman   24.6 m •  1983

VOLADOR

Royal Huisman   24.48 m •  1982