Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman has announced the beginning of work on the ambitious project of 59.7 per-meter aluminum-carbon sloop with a retractable screw Project 404.
“Our goal is to optimize each aspect of the project, which will use all the possible advanced technologies that will change the rules of the game for the next generation of superyachts. None of the technological cornerstone will remain intact,” said Royal Huisman.
For the naval architecture and exterior of the boat Royal Huisman will meet Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design, interior design will be engaged by French Studio Liaigre. The owner’s representative in the project team became Monks Gregory (Gregory Monks), who, having great experience, also expected to make a significant contribution to the future concept.
The boat will accommodate 12 guests and 10 crew members. To the owner it will be in 2022.
As can be realized the idea of a sliding screw can now be seen, for example, boats, Baltic Yachts. Patented Finnish
shipyard Retractable Propulsion System (RPS) allows you to remove the screw inside the housing or rotate the angle to 90 degrees, improving maneuverability
of the vessel.
It is assumed that the 404 Project will be certified according to the standard MCA. This means that it can be put into the Charter at least in Europe.