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Project 406: "Sportfisher on steroids" revealed for the first time

16 April 2021By Miranda Blazeby

Project 406, the largest true sportfisher yacht in the world, has been revealed for the first time in exclusive renderings.

Due to begin construction at Dutch yard Royal Huisman and penned by Vripack, the 52 metre Project 406 features a towering profile spread across six decks and is described as a “sportfisher on steroids”.

Commissioned by a “very experienced” client who “very passionately enjoys fishing”, Project 406 is described by Vripack as a “serious step up” in sportfish design, creating “significant design and engineering challenges” for both the studio and the yard. More about the model is revealed on the Virtual BOAT Show

Speaking about the project, Royal Huisman chief executive Jan Timmerman said: “It is well known that the Royal Huisman team likes nothing better than the opportunity to solve fresh engineering challenges – especially if they come in the shape of a unique project concept.

“The world’s first true sportfish superyacht is a very exciting order and we are delighted to be unveiling it…”

The aluminium-built yacht will combine sportfishing passion and experience with onboard facilities and equipment geared towards hunting larger predatory fish, such as swordfish and marlin.

“This is an exceptional brief,” added Vripack co-creative director Bart M Bouwhuis. “And the result is an exceptional boat. Project 406 is a sportfisher on steroids.

“It has the true proportions and long flaring bow of a typical American sportfish boat paired with the harmonious feel of a luxurious superyacht. It’s a supersized model with super chic curves, realised on a grand scale.”

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