Huisman Yard Confirms Order Book Loss

Dutch Yard Confirms Loss of Two Projects

Commenting on rumours that abound, Alice Huisman, managing director of the Royal Huisman yard has given Super Yacht News a personal update on recent developments within the yards order book saying, “Like other International companies, we have also felt the effects of the current recession by way of the cancellation of two of our new build projects, Gitana and the Windjammer Project.”

Whilst naturally disappointed, the yard is fortunate in the underlying strength of their current order book.  The 58 metre Ethereal having left the yard some months ago is now followed by the new J class yacht Hanuman which has just completed successful sea trials.

Twizzle the 58 metre sailing yacht owned by long time motor yacht owners continues to take dramatic shape whilst the 49 metre Spirit of Tradition Ketch is well advanced in her design engineering phase.  The 36.6 metre Classic Cutter Rigged Sloop follows that.

Cosmetic facelifts on both Juliet and Surama now renamed William Tai reward the yard demonstrating their endurance to the test of time.

Speaking to us Alice Huisman said, “Whilst we are naturally sympathetic toward the difficult personal and business decisions our clients have had to face a positive aspect of these changes to our order book is that we are pleased to be able to re-engage with owners, naval architects and project managers about new project opportunities with deliveries in 2012.”

Build Order Book


42.10m/138.11’ modern recreation of Endeavour II

Naval Architect: Dykstra & Partners   Interior:  Pieter Beeldsnijder


57.49m/188.62’ flybridge ketch

Designer:  Redman Whiteley Dixon  Naval Architect: Dubois Naval Architects

Interior Décor: Todhunter Earle Interiors

Unnamed Spirit of Tradition Ketch

53.75m/176’ (inc bowsprit) ketch

Naval architect: Dykstra & Partners  Interior:  Rhoades Young

Unnamed Classic Cutter Rigged Sloop

36.58m/120’ classic sloop

Naval architect: Dykstra & Partners Interior:  Rhoades Young

Refit Order Book


43.58m/142.98’ ketch

Naval architect:  Ron Holland Designer:  Pieter Beeldsnijder

William Tai

40.68m/133.46’ ketch

Naval architect: Ted Hood Design Group

Interior:  Andrew Winch