Royal Huisman to Build Nauta Reichel Pugh 151

Known in the shipyard as Project 405, the yacht’s delivery is scheduled for 2022.


June 8, 2020
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The Royal Huisman Nauta Reichel Pugh 151 is an aluminum and carbon design. Courtesy Royal Huisman

Royal Huisman in the Netherlands has inked a deal to build the Nauta Reichel Pugh 151, an aluminum and carbon design that internally is being called Project 405.

The 151-foot yacht is being built for experienced owners who want to sail the world and take top prizes in regattas.

Nigel Ingram of MCM Newport is representing the owners. Nauta Design is handling exterior and interior styling. Reichel/Pugh has been tapped for the yacht’s naval architecture. Rondal will design the carbon Panamax rig, and Royal Huisman will lead on engineering and construction.


Delivery is scheduled for 2022—and construction is being planned with “intelligent lockdown” measures in mind, with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“These measures allow the shipyard team to continue working in strict observance of the regulations, such as the continuous monitoring of its workers’ health situation; social distancing; office staff working from home; and workshop employees working in shifts to limit the number of people on site,” Royal Huisman stated in a press release, adding that the yacht is the first in the yard’s history “contracted as the result of intensive video conferencing and telephone calls between the owners, their representative and the design/build team.”

How many people will the yacht accommodate overnight? Eight to 10 owners and guests, along with eight crew.


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