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.
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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.”
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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.Read more
Royal Huisman is extremely proud to support Team Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 with their expertise and know-how. In Lisbon, a team from Royal Huisman assisted the shore-crew in and around the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard with the last major pre-race maintenance jobs.
Royal Huisman and the Race – not a new combination
Skipper Bouwe Bekking is very excited about the support from the Dutch yacht builder. Bekking: “The expertise and know-how from Royal Huisman are undisputed. On top of that they have a glorious history in this race as the builder of two winning boats: Flyer and Flyer II. With their yachts, Dutchman Conny van Rietschoten won the Whitbread Round the World Race, the predecessor of the Volvo Ocean Race, in the late 70’s and early 80’s.
Apart from the routine maintenance to the hull, keel and rudders, the deck has also been given attention. Bouwe Bekking: “Although it’s only two-and-a-half months since we took delivery of the boat, the deck needs to be painted again, and in consultation with the specialists from Royal Huisman, we’ve opted for a special non-skid layer. This is exactly one of those little details that could be decisive in the Race.”
“What makes this collaboration extra special is that our partner is willing to make some of their specialists available to get the work done, together with our shore-crew. We’re doing a high-level race. It’s good to know that we can always rely on the experts from Royal Huisman. Whether it is painting, electronics or hydraulics, they have the best people in the field.”
Innovation and high performance
Roemer Boogaard, Managing Director: “At Royal Huisman we’re very proud to contribute to Team Brunel’s campaign in this manner. We have many things in common, and innovation and high performance are things Team Brunel and Royal Huisman both value greatly. Bringing in knowledge that has been accumulated over many years, together with the fresh ideas of young talents is essential to achieve success.”
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Nov 1 - Nov 5, 2017. 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.
HISWA Holland Yachting Group will be present with 10 members, AMELS, Feadship, Oceanco, Hakvoort, Royal Huisman, Naiad Dynamics, VBH, Maxwell, Heesen and Wajer Yachts. Together they will represent the Heritage, Personality and Stability that Holland has to offer.
Fort Lauderdale Show Information
Prime Time Preview
Wed. Nov 1, Noon - 7pm
(Ticket valid any show day)
Thur. Nov 2, 10am - 7pm
Fri. Nov 3, 10am - 7pm
Sat. Nov 4, 10am - 7pm
Sun. Nov 5, 10am - 6pm
Booths & pavilions
|Amels||Hall of Fame/ Superyacht Life 14 and Slip 1|
|Feadship||Hall of Fame/ Superyacht Life 1|
|Hakvoort Shipyard||Green Zone EF11|
|Heesen Yachts||Hall of Fame/ Superyacht Life 6 and Slip 5|
|Maxwell||Yellow Zone Superyacht Pavilion 639|
|Naiad Dynamics||Yellow Zone Superyacht Pavilion 662|
|Oceanco||Hall of Fame/ Superyacht Life 11|
|Royal Huisman||Hall of Fame/ Superyacht Life 12|
|Van Berge Henegouwen||American Pavillion 835-836|
|Wajer Yachts||Tendering Amels & Feadship|