Royal Huisman’s hyper-modern 58m sailing yacht Ngoni was moved outside of her build shed this week, and revealed to the public for the first time since construction started in January 2015.
Awaiting her mast to be stepped and final outfitting to take place ahead of her first sea trials out on the North Sea, Ngoni’s launch is soon expected.
Designed by the late Ed Dubois, Ngoni is expected to have a great influence on the reputation of the shipyard, as well as the shape of the industry.
Roemer Boogaard, managing director of Royal Huisman said, “We are very proud that we are building Ngoni, not only because she is Ed’s last superyacht project, but also because she is a perfect example of innovative design, efficiency in tandem with simplicity, performance without compromising accommodation, clever engineering and bold styling – she is going to be stunning and iconic.
“We like to think that Ed would have been as proud as we are.”
Ngoni has an aluminium hull, styled with a dramatic plumb bow and sleek and streamlined deckhouse. Her clean lines converge at her stern and continue below the waterline, facilitated by two submarine anchors and a fully retractable bow thruster.
Her lifting keel is milled from solid aluminium, allowing her to support nearly 100 tonnes of fin and lead bulb weight.
An expansive foredeck houses a hidden tender garage and spa pool near to the base of her single, full-carbon Rondal mast which rises 71-metres (giggidy) into the air, supported by a state-of-the-art carbon-fibre rigging system by Carbo-Link, which saves her close to a 70 per cent in weight.
Attached to her mast is a custom in-boom furler to carry a square-head main sail by North Sails.
For more information, visit Royal Huisman.