Royal Huisman’s Largest Yacht to Date Leaves Building Dock

The 81-metre sailing yacht Sea Eagle II has left Royal Huisman’s building dock in Vollenhove. It is the largest yacht ever built by the Dutch yacht builder and will also be the world’s largest aluminium sailing yacht once completed.

The Sea Eagle II, also known as Project 400, is a contemporary three-masted schooner commissioned by the owner of the Sea Eagle (Royal Huisman, 2015, 43 metres). The yacht was designed by Royal Huisman in cooperation with Dykstra Naval Architects and designer Mark Whiteley.

By Royal Huisman.

After the load out, the next challenge is to transport the giant yacht through the small bridges to Amsterdam, a task carried out by Hebo Maritiemservice. The 81-metre yacht has been placed on a 155-metre pontoon for the transport. So far, the transport has passed the Vollenhover, Ramspol and Kadoeler bridges, all very accurate jobs, with just a couple of centimetres margin.

The Sea Eagle II’s carbon composite Rondal Panamax rig will be installed upon launch at Royal Huisman Amsterdam. After this, the yacht will undertake its sea trials and on-board crew training will take place. With an imposing overall length and sturdy plumb bow, the Sea Eagle II will be ranked among the top ten of the world’s largest sailing yachts. The yacht will be delivered to the owner this spring.

Picture (top) by Hebo Maritiemservice.

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Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.