Royal Huisman reveals first details of motor yacht Project Marlin
by Malcolm Maclean
Due to be built in aluminium to Lloyd's classification, Project Marlin has an estimated delivery date of 2020. Her classic exterior lines come courtesy of naval architect German Frers and visitors to the Monaco show will be able to admire a scale model of the project.
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. Meanwhile, her crew quarters allow for a staff of up to ten people.
Further details are currently unavailable until the unveiling, but Project Marlin has been designed to be fitted with twin 850hp Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesel engines, which will give her a cruising speed of 14 knots and a maximum range of 4,300 nautical miles at 12 knots.
What's more, the rendering above hints at a multitude of al fresco relaxation spaces, including a large foredeck, sheltered cockpit and sprawling superyacht sundeck.
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.