Royal Huisman's in-build 58.5m superyacht Project Phi is readying for sea trials after hitting the water earlier this year. The yacht, which features a striking blue exterior penned by Cor D Rover, is set to be the longest sub-500GT yacht in the world when it is delivered. BOAT rounds up the best images of the project.
Project Phi on transport to Amsterdam
Illuminated from the inside on a drizzly morning in the Netherlands, Project Phi left Royal Huisman's new build facility in Vollenhove for Amsterdam. The yacht navigated through the Dutch canals and under bridges on its journey.
Project Phi departs Royal Huisman
The yacht departed the yard early on October 26 to begin sea trials in the North Sea. Following successful sea trials Project Phi will be delivered to its owner.
Project Phi revealed
First commissioned in May 2018, Project Phi began construction in February 2019 and will be delivered alongside its 36m shadow vessel Phi Phantom, which was launched by Alia Yachts in April 2021.
Project Phi under construction
Project Phi features exterior design penned by Cor D Rover which is characterised by a "sleek, low hull and superstructure profile" and "a range of subtle hints to the natural world that surrounds the yacht”, the yard said.
Project Phi features naval architecture penned by Van Oossanen Naval Architects while the interior comes from the boards of London design studio Lawson Robb.
A rendering of Project Phi with Phi Phantom
Project Phi is a fast-displacement, aluminium superyacht and set to be the longest sub-500GT yacht in the world when it is delivered. The custom shadow vessel Phi Phantom was designed by the same team that created Project Phi and will be used for transporting Phi's toys and tenders, as well as a small car and extra fuel.