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Royal Huisman to Build 46 Metre High Performance Sailing Yacht Project 405

2020-05-28By Miranda Blazeby

Royal Huisman has been commissioned to build a 46 metre high-performance cruiser sloop yacht.

Named Reichel/Pugh-Nauta 151, and also known as Project 405, the versatile sailing yacht was commissioned by “very experienced” owners wanting to explore the world in a comfortable yacht lightweight enough to make it a serious superyacht regatta contender. As a result, the yacht will be built from lightweight aluminium and carbon composite.

After commissioning the yacht via video conferencing and telephone calls, the owners are taking a hands-on role in the design and build of their yacht. They have consequently appointed their own project team consisting of MCM Newport’s Nigel Ingram and a professional race team.

Nauta Design is responsible for the concept and has penned the yacht inside and out while Reichel/Pugh is responsible for the yacht’s naval architecture. Rondal will provide the yacht’s carbon Panamax rig.

Accommodation on board is for a total of eight to ten guests, as well as a crew of eight. Delivery is scheduled for 2022.

Speaking about the commission, Royal Huisman chief executive Jan Timmerman said it was “an honour to work with the owners and great expert team of designers to realise their lightweight superyacht.”

“The team of Royal Huisman is proud that the owners and their team have selected us for this innovative lightweight construction which was cleverly developed by our inhouse research and development team, backed up with over 55 years of experience with aluminium construction.”

Production at Royal Huisman is continuing in “strict observance" of coronavirus related regulations, the yard said, including social distancing, remote working and shift working.