Royal Huisman’s in-construction 55m motor-yacht PHI has been wheeled underneath her superstructure at Royal Huisman’s facilities in Vollenhove, Holland, and is now in the shipyard’s largest Shipbuilding Hall 2 which provides the room for precise alignment, assembly and further outfitting of the radical, fast displacement, sub-500GT motor yacht Project PHI.



The Dutch shipyard, in collaboration with Van Oossanen Naval Architects and Cor D. Rover, were challenged to “install comprehensive machinery and technical systems within the relatively low volume of a long, slender hull.” The resulting 55-metre Fast Displacement motor-yacht, which remains under the 500GT mark, boasts a sporty look backed with high-level performance engineering. 



PHI’s superstructure was equally well-prepared and detailed by all main engineering departments of the shipyard, but its production was outsourced. A typical example of today’s process-based possibilities at Royal Huisman, which are more flexible capacity-wise than ever before, working in close collaboration with selected and highly qualified co-makers for new build (and Huisfit) projects. 



Fast and lightweight design with high fuel efficiency, PHI will be able to reach speeds of about 22 knots and will accommodate 2 owners and 10 guests. The PHI will ship with an accompanying 36-meter support vessel, which is currently being built in Asia on Alia yachts, and is scheduled to be delivered to its owner in 2021. The support vessel was also designed by Cor D. Rover and Van Oossanen Naval Architects and is currently under construction in Asia.


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