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Project Phi was first announced in the summer of 2018 and, with design engineering well advanced, construction of the aluminium hull began at Royal Huisman’s Vollenhove yard in mid-February 2019.
Among a long list of exceptional features of this project are the fuel-efficient hull lines based on the patented Fast-Displacement XL® concept by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, who are responsible to maximise the yacht’s length of over 55m / 180ft while remaining within the sub-500GT category.
The resulting hull will provide a comfortable and stable platform for this radical and high performance vessel, notwithstanding the relatively narrow beam that contributes to Phi’s striking looks.
At the 4th of October, the narrow and fuel-efficient hull of Project Phi 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 scheduled for delivery in 2021 and once launched will be supported by a matching 36m / 118ft shadow vessel built by Alia Yachts (also naval architecture by Van Oossanen and designed by Cor D. Rover).
- Royal Huisman
- Project Phi
- Aluminium motor yacht
- Over 55m
- Fast Displacement XL®
- Below 500 GT