The renowned Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman was established in 1884 when it first built fishing vessels and wooden workboats. Later in 1954, Jan Huisman, founder, began building in steel, and ten years later, his son began pioneered the use of aluminum to build their sailing boats.
When it joined forces with Sparkman & Stephens in the 70s, the yard started its stint on the racing circuit with 60ft (18m) RUNNING TIDE, a prize-winning sloop. Today, the shipyard constructs fully customized yachts of all types, and has built significant sailing yachts including the second largest sailing yacht on the water to date, the 295ft (90m) ATHENA; the shipyard also refits yachts of all types, including motor yachts.
- Founder: Jan Huisman
- Size: 59 to 166 feet
- Type: Sailing yachts, motor yachts
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Dutch shipyard, Royal Huisman has announced the official departure of 154ft (47m) high-performance cruiser, NILAYA from their facilities in Amsterdam following a successful series of sea trials on the North Sea and delivery to her new owners. Featured Image Credit: Royal Huisman Project 405 Nilaya – Photo by Guy Fleury Built as Project 405, the […]
Royal Huisman shipyard celebrated the launch of 46.8m (154 ft) Nilaya, previously known as Project 405 and Reichel/Pugh-Nauta 154. Nilaya is the first vessel to utilize Royal Huisman’s innovative ‘Featherlight’ construction method, which aims to decrease the weight of the vessel for increased performance and efficiency. “[This process] has reduced weight without sacrificing stiffness or […]