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Royal Huisman, 133 years of superyachts experience. 

Royal Huisman takes pride in building and refitting unique custom yachts. Yachts up to 90 meters, modern or classic, sail or motor. Choose aluminium, carbon composite or a combination of these materials. Royal Huisman focuses on quality rather than quantity. Founded in 1884 Royal Huisman has evolved from modest builder of wooden workboats to multiple awardwinning creator of some of the finest superyachts in the world. Royal Huisman is an extraordinary blend of 21st century technology and innovation, traditional craftsmanship and timeless values. 

Click here to see what we have done at Royal Huisman in the past 133 years.

One of our stories

‘’I started at the shipyard knowing that they had a healthy reputation as a leading builder of custom yachts built in aluminium. What I didn’t realize as I do now, is that the same specialist skills and craftsmanship was being equally applied to Royal Huisman’s Advanced Composites Division where I have served for 14 years now. Performance optimisation is an increasingly important factor for our customers. Royal Huisman is fully equipped to build or refit carbon fibre hulls and superstructures to the highest standards that I could have imagined. The work of Royal Huisman is enhanced by the use of a laser-cutting machine for shaping carbon fibre cloth with pinpoint accuracy, as well as a five-axis 3D robotic milling machine that is interfaced into the design computer. I’m most proud to have been part of the growth and success of this division.

What keeps us busy at Royal Huisman? Currently I’m working on the pre-preg layup for the hull and deck of a 65-foot all-carbon sloop and a 58m high performance sloop with various composite components to complement its Alustar aluminium hull. (Huisfit, the shipyard’s refit division, is also in the process of converting a famous all-carbon offshore racer by adding a lifting keel, new superstructure and a full lightweight interior.)

Royal Huisman is no ordinary custom shipyard This is because our in-house expertise and purpose built facilities that house all the main trades associated with custom yacht building. From mechanical systems to cabinet making, we provide our customers with an ‘all under one roof’ approach to custom yacht building. I can only imagine that this has to be a rewarding experience for our customers.”

Discover Royal Huisman yourself and imagine your life on one of our superyachts.




Royal Huisman takes pride in building and refitting unique custom yachts, modern or classic, sail or motor, up to 90 metres (300 feet) in length in aluminium, carbon composite or a combination of these materials  with a dedicated focus on quality rather than quantity.

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  • 03 jul 2019

    Huisfit is pleased to announce the commission for the extensive conversion of the Feadship motor yacht Broadwater.

    The scope of work will range from various comfort and esthetical upgrades inside and out, to changes relating to classification requirements. The brief from the experienced Owner is to convert his yacht into a “modern and livable home away from home” with charter capability. The new exterior and interior styling has been created by the talented yacht designer Adam Voorhees, who was inspired by the Owner’s input to define an abundance of desirable modifications.

    MCM Newport’s Peter Wilson assisted Broadwater’s Owner with the selection of the refit shipyard and will also oversee the conversion project at the new Huisfit premises of Royal Huisman in Amsterdam.

    The Huisfit team recently assisted Broadwater’s owner’s team with general services and her Lloyd’s inspection during the spring of 2019. The Owner and his team were so impressed with the quality, experience and time scheduling displayed by Royal Huisman’s refit division for various ongoing projects that they decided to return to Huisfit in Amsterdam.

    The main features of the 2019 - 2020 Huisfit / Broadwater project are:
    - A 4m / 13ft extension of the hull, including a re-styled stern
    - Rebuild of the sundeck including a new composite mast with sun awning
    - Interior re-styling and modifications to the Owner’s / guest areas + crew area updates
    - Additional board systems required for a Classification change (Owner’s brief) from “private use” to “commercial use”
    - New teak and furniture on the main and bridge deck
    - Painting of the superstructure and hull, based on a new color scheme

    Broadwater returned to Royal Huisman Amsterdam in July and will be re-delivered in the Spring of 2020.

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