BY Nick Walton on 12 Mar 2023

With the main Alustar aluminum superstructure recently lowered onto the hull, Royal Huisman’s ground-breaking Project 406 prepares for its launch later this year.

Preparation and fit-out of the remaining four decks of this amazing six-deck vessel is now underway. In parallel, the shipyard continues working on the board systems and other technical installations that include laser-powered exterior lighting.

Even in the exceptional world of superyachts, the 52-metre Project 406 stands out as a unique vessel. Not only will she be the largest but, without doubt, the most luxurious, finely appointed, meticulously engineered and impressive sportfish yacht anywhere in the world – with all the amenities expected of a superyacht.

Project 406’s design is extremely distinctive, with a long bow and high bulwarks sweeping through a clear sheer to alow and uncluttered cockpit aft. The high tower offers outstanding views with a downward angle on the water for specialized fishing.

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Apart from its practical function, the tower also offers a superb viewing platform for guests, who can follow all the action below, while a Sky Lounge offers an impressive view by day and by night, provides an intimate and luxurious respite.

The yacht’s naval architecture, as well as the dramatic exterior and yet-to-be-revealed interior design, has been created by Vripack Yacht Design Studio, while the shipyard team has worked together with the owner’s representative, Pascarelli Consulting and his other team members, which include Bush & Noble for expertise on sportfishing and classic yacht forms; and Hampshire Marine for the day-to-day technical aspects at the shipyard.

sportfish yacht

“Royal Huisman has built its reputation by fulfilling the most ambitious and challenging dreams of its clients,” says Royal Huisman CEO Jan Timmerman. “We create yachts of extraordinary individuality, with unrivaled levels of craftmanship and reliability. So, it is a privilege to be selected by the owner’s team to realize this unique sportfish superyacht. We look forward to our next meeting when we celebrate the launch of the finished product. Project 406 will be another masterpiece of creativity, innovation, and expertise. And always, uniquely, an individual Royal Huisman motoryacht.”

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