Royal Huisman Starts Building 266-footer

The 266-foot yacht will be the world's largest aluminum S/Y.

Sailing Yacht, Royal Huisman
The 81-meter yacht will be the world's largest aluminum S/Y.Courtesy Royal Huisman

Dykstra Naval Architects states the client for the 266-foot sailing yacht said: "Build me my dream." And so began the work of creating the world's largest aluminum yacht.

Less than one year since the yacht's design reveal at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show, Royal Huisman says it has started construction of the super sailing yacht for an Asian client. So far, the keel has been laid and the main deck is being built.

The yacht is designed to be a three-masted schooner. Dykstra says the build will be completed in 2020.

Dreaming big: The sailing yacht is so massive that Royal Huisman had to upgrade its largest shipbuilding hall, according to the Dutch builder. She is the largest sailing yacht ever built Royal Huisman's Vollenhove shipyard and will rank in the top 10 largest sailing yachts in the world.

THE BUILD HAS STARTED! World’s largest aluminium yacht under construction at Royal Huisman The construction of the 81m...

Posted by Royal Huisman on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"At Dykstra Naval Architects we are extremely excited and proud to be part of the creative team for the new 81m, three-masted performance schooner. Using our experience and inventive minds to create an innovative contemporary schooner yacht for fast passage making is one to tick off our Bucket List."

- Thys Nikkels, Dykstra Naval Architects