In an era of mass production, Royal Huisman is a champion of custom engineering and craftsmanship. Its mission is to create exceptional yachts – whether classic or modern, sail or motor – for individuals who have a distinctive vision and uncompromising standards. Established in 1884, the yard was awarded the Royal Warrant in 1984 in recognition of 100 years of quality and excellence. It continues under Huisman family ownership to this day.
Royal Huisman builds and refits custom yachts from 30 to 90m (100 to 300 feet) in length, in aluminium, carbon composite or a combination of these materials. The yard’s long-standing culture of perfectionism is applied as much to today’s cutting-edge technologies as it is to the shipbuilder’s more traditional craft skills.
As a result, Royal Huisman yachts are consistently ranked among the world’s finest by the expert juries who allocate industry awards. In fact, the records reveal that Royal Huisman yachts have received several times their ‘fair share’ of awards, based on the number of yachts built by the yard. Even in an industry in which standards are necessarily high, Royal Huisman is seen as ‘no ordinary custom shipyard’.
Encompassing 30,000 sqm of purpose-built facilities, the Royal Huisman shipyard itself houses a comprehensive range of equipment, skills and services that all assure exceptional in-house capability, from engineering design through build to launch, sea trials and after-sales service. Situated in the geographical heartland of Holland’s renowned maritime sector, the shipyard also dovetails its own capabilities with those of maritime specialists, both at home and worldwide, to create a bespoke resource – Intelligent Engineering™ – that focuses precisely on the client’s individual brief.
The state-of-the-art Royal Huisman facility is continually being developed and upgraded, incorporating advanced design and engineering software programmes that enable rapid communication with client and design teams on design, engineering and construction processes. Continual investment ensures that the yard remains at the forefront of custom yachtbuilding and refitting.
Royal Huisman clients enjoy a warm, personal relationship with people whose overriding ambition is to exceed their highest expectations. Perfectionism, innovation, long-term value and unsurpassed service are among the factors behind some of the world’s finest yachts, all contributing to the pleasures of ownership that begin when you become part of the Royal Huisman family, and that last indefinitely.