Royal Huisman Project 410, a step into the future for superyachts
Anyone familiar with the superyacht industry is accustomed to grand descriptions of the exceptional nature of new projects. So, when a project of such a revolutionary nature as this sloop comes along, it is a challenge to find fresh words to truly illustrate the vision and ambition behind it. We will simply let the story of Royal Huisman's Project 410 speak for itself.
A challenging and inspiring brief
As a very experienced owner, the client sought to create a leading-edge project that would be head-turning, arresting and iconic. And yet ... it should provide all the safety features, comforts, and luxury of a mega yacht.
Frers Design and Wetzels Brown teamed up to present the concept that was selected by the owner to meet this challenging brief. Mani Frers created an innovative sloop with a revolutionary combination of naval architecture, clever use of space and structures and stunning exterior design, while Gill Brown's thrilling and unique interiors almost literally transport her guests into a New World. After an intense year of development, the designs are finalized and the exciting preparations for the construction process begin.
Project 410 will be a true sailor's yacht, ready to sail in a matter of minutes and capable of sailing very fast, in comfort, to make the most of that long waterline – better equipped to explore the world. She will be exciting to sail, even in light airs, with an impressive ability to build and increase apparent wind speed.
This is an Eco-friendly project, too, aiming for structural recyclability and incorporating green energy, quiet operation, and silent mode sailing. Wherever possible, the yacht should employ recycled materials or simple, low-impact materials crafted to create exceptional effects. Wherever the technology permits – or can be adapted to permit – RH410 will be future-proofed.
Energy efficiency and sustainability
The sustainability objective will be met in a variety of ways. The innovative technology Royal Huisman will use on Project 410 qualifies for the new Lloyd's "Hybrid Power" certificate as the yacht will be capable of regenerating energy during sailing. A huge 2-megawatt battery bank facilitates silent and fumeless propulsion and ensures ultimate comfort with maximum redundancy and sustainability.
The board system set-up to deliver the above may be considered a challenge by some in the superyacht sector, but Royal Huisman has proven and evolved these systems for over 14 years since its launch of sailing yacht Ethereal in 2008, the world's first hybrid superyacht.
In summary, here is a sailing yacht that is a much lighter alternative to large motor yachts - greener, and faster, even at low wind speeds. At 85m / 280ft, she will also be the world's largest sloop. The massive carbon mast, boom and integrated sailing system will be designed and produced by Royal Huisman's sister company, Rondal. Project 410 will be constructed in aluminum at Royal Huisman's newbuild facilities in Vollenhove.
Judging by the audience's response to an exclusive unveiling at the start of the St. Barths Bucket Regatta 2022, Project 410 is set to become a very much-talked-about yacht.
Royal Huisman CCO Peter Naeyé concludes: "It is an extraordinary honor to be entrusted with a project of such scale, ambition, and technical sophistication. This unique Project 410 perfectly reflects 'who we are and what we do' at Royal Huisman. A true performance superyacht with supersized dimensions, and full of technical innovations. This project is already iconic in every aspect and will be built by the finest craftsmen in the world in full collaboration with her talented designers. We're all going to enjoy the realisation of bespoke excellence embraced with 'New World' technology."