PROJECT RH400 THE SCHOONER OF THE XXI CENTURY

 

The whole yachting world is eagerly awaiting to know how the waves will cut the modern version of a 81-meter (266-foot) three-masted schooner currently under construction at Vollenhove, the Dutch shipyard of Royal Huisman. The project is called RH400 and has as its final objective to build the largest aluminum sailboat in the world. The exterior design of the yacht is signed by Dykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley Design, while the interiors are designed by Mark Whiteley Design.

This particular sailing yacht is also the largest ever built by Royal Huisman in aluminum that has had to adapt the work areas of the yard to meet the needs of this impressive project. The schooner will be built in compliance with the LY3 ​​standards, a series of construction, maintenance and quality standards that the project must consider in the construction of the yacht.

Once built s i will also rank among the top 10 largest sailing yachts in the world. shipowners   he is Asian, and according to the construction site, “build my dream ” was his first invocation.

Delivery to the shipowner is scheduled for 2020. The project was presented for the first time at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016 and was designed according to the precise instructions of the owner or to create a unique fast and comfortable boat for long cruises around the world. A yacht that can be used both for recreational use of the family and for business meetings.

From the latest widespread communication it would seem that at present the shipyard has completed the planning and planning phase of the construction and a large part of the yacht engineering. In addition, work has also started on the aluminum frame of the main deck.

The hull will be able to accommodate 12 guests and 13 crew members on board and there is no information yet about the layout and layout of the cabins. What is known is that on the upper deck (flybridge) there is a platform with a large and panoramic sunbathing area equipped with comfortable sofas together with a complete command station covered to allow guests to enjoy the sun watching, for who is interested, all navigation maneuvers.

The cockpit on the main deck is sheltered by a superstructure with side glass panels. Below this superstructure to the bow in the later part develops the main salon reserved to the owner and his guests consisting of a bar area from a seating area with sofas and a living area with a dining table for 16 people.

This area has been designed in complete harmony with the other outdoor spaces and is easily accessible through a unique system of sliding doors. The bulkheads will be light wood and oak floors to create an elegant and comfortable contemporary environment to create a perfect atmosphere for socializing, entertaining and doing business.

 

Under deck aft is a huge garage to park all the means of entertainment on board such as water scooters, a large tender, equipment for diving and various tools for water sports. But the most pleasant one will almost certainly be a hydraulic platform to get on the central tree to enjoy a breathtaking view of all the places you will visit.

Dykstra Naval Architects , in charge of the externals together with Mark Whiteley Design, has issued the following declaration on the project that is being carried out:

“It might look like a modern modern sailboat now, but in 50 years it will be a classic”,

While Mark Whiteley, also responsible for the interiors, said he “has a classic and timeless profile with a clean and modern interior”. “It’s a yacht that will never go out of fashion”.

Finally, Thys Nikkels, of the architectural firm Dykstra Naval Architects who collaborated in the design of naval architecture added:

“The vertical arch, the long waterline, the thin hull and the large sail surface will give the yacht the speed and good performance required”.

 

We remember that the schooner that had a great popularity at the end of the nineteenth century was the most famous sailing boat among the owners and represented a large part of the medium and small tonnage navigation at the time of the sailing marina, moreover it is a schooner dated or still today is one of the most beautiful boats that sail our seas.

Therefore we just have to wait for the water tests of this schooner of our times.

  

 

 

 

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