The classic 1930s motorsailer arrived at the Vollenhove yard for a cosmetic refresh in January 2021 and has been undergoing work ever since. Designed by naval architect Alfred Mylne, Atlantide was built by British yard Philip & Sons in 1930 and has a rich history spanning more than 90 years.
The yacht was sold to keen yachtsman Jim Clark and his wife Kristy in October 2020. Royal Huisman already had a well-established relationship with the couple having previously built three sailing yachts for them including the J-Class sailing yacht Hanuman in 2009, Athena in 2004 and Hyperion in 1998. Hanuman was also refitted by the yard in 2020.
Speaking about the project, Royal Huisman chief executive Jan Timmerman said the Atlantide rebuild was “so grand in scale” that the yard “allocat[ed] it the same status as a new project".
He added: “If a discerning client commissions a fourth, very substantial project to the same shipyard, you just know that the work you perform is truly appreciated. So we are most honoured to find ourselves in the position to realise yet another dream for our esteemed clients Jim and Kristy Clark.”