81m schooner leaving the Royal Huisman Shed


Project 400 is leaving the Royal Huisman shed in Vollenhove. Dykstra Naval Architects is proud to be part of the design team of this impressive schooner.

With an overall length of 81m / 266ft and a sturdy plumb bow, making her not only powerful but recognizable all over the world, Project 400 is the largest yacht built by Royal Huisman to date (both hull length and volume). She will be ranked in the top 10 of the world's largest sailing yachts. Upon her delivery this contemporary schooner will be the world's largest aluminium sailing yacht.


Naval Architecture: Dykstra Naval Architects
Exterior Styling: Dykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley Design
Interior Design: Mark Whiteley Design
Builder: Royal Huisman

Photo by Gertjan Peelen of Hebo Maritiemservice

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Aquarius Wins Two Awards

Aquarius, Winner of the International Superyacht Society Awards for Best Sail 40m+ and Best Interior!
All of this thanks to Team efforts:
Royal Huisman, Mark Whiteley Design, Dykstra Naval Architects, Godfrey Cray, Doyle Sails, Rondal, Crew Aquarius and many others.

Cruising and racing, Aquarius is designed and built for both. Stunning lines, comfortable exterior and interior for ultimate relaxing and performance sailing.


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Dykstra Naval Architects at Monaco Yacht Show

From 25 - 28 September we will be exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show 2019.
With our stand at one of the premium spots of the show, QE18 / QUAI DES ÉTATS-UNIS, we hope to welcome you there and tell you more about our exciting projects.


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Two Bestevaer yachts at Hiswa te Water 2019

This year two Bestevaer Yachts will be exhibited at the Hiswa te Water in Lelystad, Holland.
Bestevaer 49 " Katharos" and Bestvaer 45Pure "Lene" will be mored at KM Yachtbuilders booth, berth B-34.

Bestevaer "Katharos" is the little sister of "Bestevear 2", Gerard Dykstra's own boat. The Bestevaer 49ST is a swift cruiser with elegant, classical lines. The fine, relatively slim hull represents the ideal compromise between speed centered weight distribution and pleasant motion in seaway. The deck lay out is designed for ease of handling by a small crew. Due to its moderate draught, smaller ports are not excluded from a cruise. The practical and comfortable lay out of the Bestevaer 49ST below decks invites to live on board for prolonged periods.

"Lene" is a semi-custom yacht, with the Bestevaer 45Pure aspects such as dimensions, deck plan, the hull, layout and styling are fixed.
She is a safe and comfortable aluminium build sailing yacht with a pilot house. The deep cockpit and the pilothouse offer protection and good visibility. The Bestevaer 45Pure is maintenance-friendly, with minimum paintwork. Accommodation wise she has four or six berths in two or three cabins, plus saloon berths for a further two. She has a practical U-shaped galley for working in at heel.

Hiswa Boat Show
4 - 9 September 2019
KM Yachtbuilders Berth: B-34
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 hrs.
Location: Lelystad, Netherlands
Website: www.hiswatewater.nl

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New Project Lotus 88M Dynarig

Project LOTUS - 88m DynaRig + 70m Shadow

The next-generation project from the ThirtyC design studio, in collaboration with Royal Huisman and DynaRig creators Dykstra Naval Architects.

LOTUS bridges the gap between the experience of sailing and the adventure of the motor yacht lifestyle. Designed for the family who seeks life without compromise, the combination of dual-mast DynaRig sailing yacht and rugged Support Vessel offers unbridled freedom for both the journey and the destination.

LOTUS is a masterpiece offering complete customisation, open spaces, reduced complexity in terms of both rigging and crew as well as an engineering package that fits both luxury and agility on the water.

More information can be expected at the start of the Monaco Yacht Show 2019, 25 - 28 September.

Length of twin mast Dyna-Rig: 88 m / 289 ft
Length of Shadow: 70 m / 230 ft
Design: ThirtyC Yacht Design, www.thirtyc.com
Naval Architects: Dykstra Naval Architects, www.dykstra-na.nl
Builder: Royal Huisman, www.royalhuisman.com

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