Royal Huisman announces order for 56m superyacht Aquarius

Royal Huisman has announced their latest order for an imposing 56m superyacht, commissioned on behalf of an American couple.

Designed by Dykstra Naval Architects, the classic ketch sailing yacht, Aquarius, has been created for family enjoyment.

Thys Nikkels of Dykstra said, “We created a slender hull with long overhangs for an elegant and classic-looking yacht with favourable sea-keeping characteristics that are ideal for worldwide cruising.

“The generous sail area combined with her ketch rig and modern underwater body with fin keel and spade rudder will assure light agility to her otherwise round performance. We might see her in a Bucket regatta, but with below stowage planned for numerous toys, such a Laser, kayaks, windersurfers and bicycles, she will be as much at home in a secluded bay as on the race course or high seas.” 

The yacht interior, designed by Mark Whiteley Design, will complement the elegant exterior with raised and fielded white painted paneling, trimmed with a varnished timber. 

Whiteley said of the interior, “The brief called for a relaxed home afloat for the owner’s family and friends, and aside from a split-level master cabin featuring a private deckhouse and cockpit, the accommodation includes a large deck salon, three en-suite guest cabins, a media room and even a dedicated fully-equipped gym. 

“One cabin will serve as a bunk-room for the owner’s extended family with twin beds that can convert to a Queen double with a set of Pullman berths above. The gymnasium too will have an optional Pullman fitted.”

The Aquarius is due for delivery to her owners in the autumn of 2017.

For more information, visit Royal Huisman

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