New Concept: Apex 850

The Apex 850 concept is a collaboration between Royal Huisman and designer Malcolm McKeon.

The Apex 850 would have a length overall of 279 feet, with a 351-foot air-draft rig.Courtesy Royal Huisman

Royal Huisman in the Netherlands has unveiled the Apex 850, calling it the yard’s “most ambitious and inspiring concept yet” developed with designer Malcolm McKeon.

The Apex 850 would have a length overall of 279 feet, with a 351-foot air-draft rig. The yacht’s superstructure would be all glass, encompassing 2,150 square feet of cockpit and salon space for guest use. The superstructure design, according to Royal Huisman, “scarcely seems to be there—an understated, almost ethereal presence.”

“The sailing experience of Apex 850 will be sensational, with speeds in excess of wind speed in most conditions,” McKeon stated in a press release. “Her retractable keel, optimized weight distribution and limited heel angle will provide stability, comfort and safety for all on board. Her twin high aspect rudders will provide a rapid response to her fly-by-wire helm.”

Would the Apex 850 be bigger than other Royal Huisman builds? Yes. Here’s how yard CEO Jan Timmerman put it: “Two of the world’s 10 largest sailing yachts, Athena and Sea Eagle II, are Royal Huisman builds, and Apex 850 would make a fitting third, easily becoming the largest member of this elite circle.”

Take the next step: go to royalhuisman.com

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