The radical, fast displacement, sub-500GT motor yacht of 55m+ / 180ft+ shows her hull lines at Royal Huisman’s shipyard in Vollenhove, The Netherlands. The narrow and fuel-efficient hull was rolled out of her construction hall for the scheduled turning. Four cranes performed the seamless manoeuvre placing PHI upright under a grey sky, after which she was rolled back inside to proceed with construction and outfitting.
PHI – is a magnificently sensuous motor yacht with exterior design from the drawing board of Cor D. Rover, interior design by Lawson Robb and naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Relating to ”sectio divina” or the Golden Ratio, PHI is the formula that governs the continuation of dimensions and shapes in natural proportions throughout the design. PHI was created as a result of many hours of deep conversation, over a period of years, between the experienced Owner and Cor D. Rover. Utilising the especially developed Fast Displacement XL ® hull form from Van Oossanen, allows this yacht to be 55m+ / 180ft+ and still remain under the 500 GT mark.
A selection of previews reveals a design, true to the philosophy, of a completely bespoke exterior, which incorporate numerous beautiful (and patented) technically innovative features. Royal Huisman is proud to be building this exceptional motor yacht in close co-operation with the Owner’s team and designers. PHI combines high levels of performance in a design that is certain to attract admiration, not only for her radical looks, but also for the integration of future-technology, her unrivalled guest spaces, and the highest levels of comfort, all executed to the absolute finest of possible standards.
Throughout the team of PHI has been very aware that a major area of focus is the challenge to install comprehensive machinery and technical systems within the relatively low volume of a long, slender hull. A hull designed to meet high performance objectives which includes simplicity in operation and maintenance. Consequently, the Owner appointed Royal Huisman to call upon their technical expertise in this specific area.
PHI is scheduled for delivery in 2021 and once launched will be supported by a matching 36m / 118ft shadow vessel (also designed by Cor D. Rover + Van Oossanen Naval Architects and currently under construction in Asia).
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Editor’s notes PHI and the golden ratio
From Wikipedia: In mathematics, two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities. (…) The Greek letter PHI - Φ or ϕ - represents the golden ratio. The golden ratio is also called the golden mean or golden section. Other names include (…) sectio divina. Read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio
Basic data PHI
Type: “Fast Displacement XL ® by Van Oossanen“motor yacht
Exterior design: Cor D. Rover
Interior design: Lawson Robb
Naval architecture: Van Oossanen Naval Architects
Project management / Owner’s representative: Guy Booth and Kirill Ivanenko
Builder: Royal Huisman
Length overall: 55m+ / 180ft+
Gross tonnage: Below 500 GT
Year of delivery: 2021
At this time no further details about the yacht are available for publication.
Find more data about PHI in the full press release: see link at bottom of this email.
Current projects of Royal Huisman
The various newbuild projects measure around 200 meter / 650ft in total:
Contemporary three-masted schooner: the world’s largest aluminium sailing yacht
World Premieres of two projects at the recent Monaco Yacht Show 2019:
SANGI, 55m / 181ft sub-500GT motoryacht concept by Cor D. Rover, Van Oossanen & Royal Huisman: the ‘smart’ new challenge to conventional thinking
LOTUS, the next-generation 88m / 289ft Dyna-Rig and 70m / 230ft Companion Vessel concept from ThirtyC, Dykstra Naval Architects and Royal Huisman.
More information at www.royalhuisman.com and follow the links to DREAMS and START DREAMING. Press releases with background information and highres images of SANGI and LOTUS are available on request.
Royal Huisman’s dedicated refit division – Huisfit - offers an extensive range of benefits and services to all superyachts in the global fleet. The team is currently working on various projects including the extension of the Feadship motoryacht Broadwater and Juliet’s conversion into hybrid. With two main shipyards – Amsterdam and Vollenhove – and various flexible locations at its disposal, Huisfit can accommodate any superyacht.
Royal Huisman and Huisfit at FLIBS and METS
The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is nearing (30 October - 3 November). The team of Royal Huisman will be visiting the show and is available to meet. Don't hesitate to contact us via +31 527 243131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are planning to be at METS in Amsterdam (17 - 19 November 2019), we look forward to welcoming you to our stand. The team is present under the banner Huisfit in the Superyacht Pavilion, stand 10.610.