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

Yachting News
June 17, 2022
Tried & Tested: Best Water Toys 2022
Tried & Tested: Best Water Toys 2022

In our 2022 Tried & Tested, yacht toy specialist EAMS and a group of captains and crew review a selection of the very best luxury water toys on the market. Find out which toy was crowned the winner...

By Hannah Rankine
March 12, 2021
Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Crew Polo Shirts
Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Crew Polo Shirts

In this Tried & Tested, clothing specialist Sea Design conducts a review into the best yacht crew polo shirts on the market. Which garment comes out on top when put to the test? Find out the number one option...

By Nathan Bees
January 21, 2021
Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Cleaning Products
Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Cleaning Products

In this Tried & Tested, yacht cleaning expert Marine 16 Ltd and cleaning expert Judith Shaw rate and review some of the best cleaning products available to buy. Find out which product was crowned the best following rigorous testing.

By Yachting Pages

Finished reading? Now find your perfect supplier.

Search our industry-leading directory for over 20,000 superyacht suppliers, providers and marinas.

Search now