Royal Huisman reveals in-development Project Lotus
by Miranda Blazeby
Royal Huisman has revealed a glimpse into Project Lotus, an 88 metre Dyna-Rig sailing yacht and 70 metre shadow motor yacht currently in development at the Dutch yard.
Project Lotus has been designed by the ThirtyC design studio in collaboration with Dykstra Naval Architects, which is responsible for the yacht’s innovative DynaRig.
The yard said the concept “bridges the gap between the experience of sailing and the adventure of the motor yacht lifestyle.”
In a statement, it added that the project is “designed for the family who seeks life without compromise, the combination of dual-mast DynaRig sailing yacht and rugged support vessel offers unbridled freedom for both the journey and the destination.”
Other features include complete customisation and open space, as well as simpler rigging and crew layouts.
More information about the concept will be released at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, the yard said.
Also in-build at the yard is the 81-metre flagship sailing yacht RH400. Due for completion in 2020, the project will become one of the largest sailing yachts in the world when it is delivered to her Asian owner.