Royal Huisman Announces Project 400

Royal Huisman will build Project 400, a 266-foot sailing yacht.

Project 400 is a 266-foot sailing yacht.Courtesy Royal Huisman

Royal Huisman has announced Project 400, a 266-foot sailing yacht that has been commissioned by a client in Asia, with expected delivery in 2020.

Project 400 will be the largest yacht built to date at the Royal Huisman shipyard in Vollenhove, and when launched is expected to rank among the world’s 10 largest sailing yachts.

Dykstra Naval Architects is handling naval architecture and collaborating with designer Mark Whiteley on exterior styling. Whiteley also has been tapped for the interiors. Regional liaison Bart Kimman of Northrop & Johnson Asia is involved in the project as well.

Construction of the three-masted performance schooner will be in aluminum. She will accommodate 12 guests and 13 crew.

“Jointly designing an 81-meter new build is an opportunity of a career lifetime, so I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Dykstra Naval Architects and the shipyard on this fast contemporary schooner.”

- Mark Whiteley