Project 405’s lightweight aluminum and carbon composite construction will present formidable competition to existing carbon yachts, whilst combining comfort with the low sound levels of aluminum yachts. This sloop will optimize the innovative use of the materials that Royal Huisman know so well, complemented with extensive Finite Element Analyses to ensure the very best blend of “proven” and “cutting-edge”, with target performance, excellent racing properties, and sound ocean worthiness all thrown into the mix, as well.
For Royal Huisman, the commission to build this innovative lightweight sloop fulfills a longstanding wish. Jan Timmerman (CEO Royal Huisman) says: “It is truly an honor to work with the owners and this great expert team of designers to realize their lightweight superyacht. The team of Royal Huisman is proud that the owners and their team have selected us for this innovative lightweight construction which was cleverly developed by our inhouse R&D team, backed up with over 55 years of experience with aluminum construction. This latest superyacht order confirms Royal Huisman’s adage “If you can DREAM it, we can BUILD it!”
Project 405 is scheduled to be delivered in 2022.