A Relaxed Home Afloat

Royal Huisman signs a contract for a 184-foot ketch to be delivered in 2017.

Royal Huisman 184-foot ketch

Royal Huisman 184-foot ketch

Dykstra Naval Architects is working on the project.

Royal Huisman has inked a deal to build a 184-foot ketch designed by Dykstra Naval Architects, with interior by Mark Whiteley Design.

The owners want the yacht for use primarily in the Caribbean with family, which is why the design includes stowage for everything from Windsurfers to bicycles. For comfortable performance, Dykstra penned a ketch rig, fin keel, spade rudder, and carbon spars and boom.

Design details include a circular skylight to allow natural light into the owner’s suite, a mid-deck lounge with sun canopy and space for a 20-foot jet tender.

“The interior will complement her elegant profile and traditional lines with beautiful raised and fielded white-painted paneling trimmed with an elegant but simple profile of fine varnished timber,” Whiteley stated in a press release. “Aside from a split-level master cabin featuring a private deckhouse and cockpit, the accommodation includes a large deck salon, three en suite guest cabins, a media room and even a dedicated, fully equipped gym.”

Delivery is expected in autumn 2017. More details are at www.royalhuisman.com.