Royal Huisman Turns "Phi's" Hull

The superyacht’s hull was rolled out of the shed and turned upright using four cranes.

Superyacht hull being flipped
Royal Huisman recently flipped the hull on its 180-foot superyacht Phi.Guy Booth

Royal Huisman in the Netherlands has rolled the hull of the motoryacht Phi out of the construction shed, used four cranes to turn her upright, and brought her back inside to continue with construction and outfitting.

Phi, which will be more than 180 feet long, has exteriors by Cor D. Rover, interiors by Lawson Robb and naval architecture by Van Oossanen. The Van Oossanen Fast Displacement XL hull form will allow the yacht to come in at less than 500 gross tons, according to Royal Huisman.

The plan is for Phi to be delivered in 2021, so she can begin cruising alongside a 118-foot shadow vessel. That boat also is a collaboration between Rover and Van Oossanen, and is being built now in Asia.

Van Oossanen Fast Displacement XL hull form
The Van Oossanen Fast Displacement XL hull form allows the yacht to come in at less than 500 gross tons.Guy Booth

What does Phi mean? It's a mathematics term for when two quantities are in "the golden ratio," also sometimes known as the "golden mean."

Follow the construction of Phi: visit royalhuisman.com