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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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  • 02 nov 2018

    The 58m / 190ft high-performance sloop Ngoni received the “Best Sailing Yacht 40m+” award at the annual “International Superyacht Society Awards of Distinction” at the start of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. In addition, she was recognized with the overall award “Best Interior”.

    Both awards were nominated and bestowed by industry peers and Royal Huisman considers it a great honor to receive this acknowledgement from such a distinguished committee. It is worth mentioning that the “Best Interior” was chosen from the nominees in all categories so Ngoni was selected from all yachts - sail and power - above 24 meters / 80ft which have been delivered to their owners worldwide last year.

    Congratulations to Ngoni’s owner and gratitude on the part of her design and build team, who feel particularly honored by this recognition. Ngoni was designed by Ed Dubois (1952-2016) and his team. She is luxurious as well as “fast and furious”, capitalizing on the owner’s brief: “Build me a beast. Don’t build me a sheep in wolf’s clothing.” Her innovative interior was designed by Rick Baker Ltd. Their brief was also simple in the extreme: “Don’t design a traditional yacht interior.” Royal Huisman engineered and constructed the hull, deck, systems, interior accommodation, rig and sail handling at the shipyard’s facilities in the Netherlands and delivered Ngoni on schedule to her owner in Spring 2017.

    Earlier this year Ngoni was rewarded with major honors at the Design & Innovation Awards: Best Naval Architecture & Best Exterior Styling Sailing Yachts. She also received the Judges’ Commendation at the World Superyacht Awards 2018.

    More details about Ngoni can be found at:

    Currently Royal Huisman’s team is working on nine different projects, several of which are likely to compete for an award in the coming years; both new build superyachts and projects of Huisfit (the shipyard’s dedicated department for superyacht refit, repair and renewal). Earlier this year Royal Huisman delivered the 56m / 184ft ketch Aquarius, which is nominated for next year’s awards.


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  • 31 okt 2018

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will host the 59th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 31- Nov 4, 2018. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts. FLIBS is exactly where you want to be!

    Boating enthusiasts turned out in droves for the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which enjoyed a boost in attendance fanned in part by sunnier skies and consumer optimism about the economy.

    The 2017 boating spectacle, which ran Nov. 1-5 across seven locations in Fort Lauderdale, attracted 105,000 visitors.

    For more information visit the website here.

    Click here for the list of exhibitors.

    Show location Royal Huisman, Oceanco, Amels/ Damen, Heesen Yachts & Feadship: 
    Bahia Mar/ Hall Of Fame/Las Olas Marina Show - Superyacht Avenue 

    Opening hours

    Prime Time Preview
    Wed. Oct 31, Noon - 7pm
    (Ticket valid any show day)

    General Admission
    Thur. Nov 1, 10am - 7pm
    Fri. Nov 2, 10am - 7pm
    Sat. Nov 3, 10am - 7pm
    Sun. Nov 4, 10am - 6pm

    801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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