Royal Huisman and Fraser reveal more details of Project Marlin
by Chris Jefferies
Offered for sale by Fraser, this all-aluminium yacht could be built within three years of contract signing working to Lloyd's Registry standards and without exceeding the all-important 500GT mark, the Dutch yard adds.
Her classic exterior lines come courtesy of naval architect Germán Frers, and the design includes a multitude of al fresco relaxation spaces, including a large foredeck, sheltered cockpit and sprawling superyacht sundeck.
Meanwhile, her spacious interior by Stirling & Company will accommodate up to ten guests in five cabins consisting of a full-beam owner's cabin, three doubles and a twin, all with the very latest audio/visual systems and full en-suite bathroom facilities. What's more, her crew quarters allow for a staff of up to ten people.
The renderings below show just one of the three styles created by Stirling & Co, with a dark wood version and a lighter design also presented. Studio founder Oliver Stirling adds: "Marlin is the latest of handful of projects on which I have collaborated with Germán. All of them have shared the same principle that there should be absolute synergy between inside and out, to give seamless integrity to the experience of lifestyle on board."
Project Marlin would be fitted with twin 850hp Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesel engines for a top speed of 17 knots and a cruising range of 4,300 nautical miles at 12 knots. Vital statistics include a 9.31 metre beam and a maximum draught of 1.93 metres.
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Dutch yard include the 81 metre flagship yacht Project RH400, which is due to hit the water in 2020.