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Sea Eagle II spreads her wings

by Jurjen van 't Verlaat 8 Jan 05:34 UTC
Royal Huisman project 400 - Sea Eagle II © Jurjen van 't Verlaat

An impressive and good start to the new year: Royal Huisman project 400 - SEA EAGLE II - spreads her wings and has left the nest which was her home since she was created at the shipyard in Vollenhove, The Netherlands.

Royal Huisman's largest yacht ever was commissioned by the Owner of SEA EAGLE (Royal Huisman, 2015, 43m / 142ft), who reaffirmed his confidence in the ability of the shipyard to build his ultimate dream-yacht, an 81m / 266ft truly breathtaking contemporary three-masted schooner. Together with Dykstra Naval Architects and designer Mark Whiteley, Royal Huisman made this grand aspiration into a striking reality, keeping their promise of "If you can dream it, we can build it".

Project 400 is progressing on schedule; her carbon composite Rondal Panamax rig will be installed upon launch at Royal Huisman Amsterdam to ready her for sea trials and on-board crew training. With an imposing overall length and sturdy plumb bow - making her not only powerful but recognizable all over the world - SEA EAGLE II will be ranked among the top 10 of the world's largest sailing yachts. Upon delivery to her Owner this spring, SEA EAGLE II will be the world's largest aluminium sailing yacht.

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