Lawson Robb’s ground-breaking Project Phi has been featured by BOAT International, giving a first glimpse at the 58.5 metre superyacht.
Designed by Cor D Rover, Project Phi is a fast-displacement, aluminium superyacht and is set to be the longest sub-500GT yacht in the world, according to today’s regulations.
The superyacht, with Naval architecture penned by Van Oossanen, is due to be delivered later this year alongside its 36m shadow vessel PHI Phantom, which was launched by Alia Yachts in April 2021.
Speaking about the project, owner’s representative and Project Manager Guy Booth said: “All of us involved in the creation of PHI feel a sense of privilege to have had the opportunity to contribute to this innovative project. The co-operation between the owner’s team, the architects, the designers, and everyone at Royal Huisman has been exceptional. We can be justifiably proud of what we have achieved.”
Project Phi will feature a “sleek, low hull and superstructure profile” and “a range of subtle hints to the natural world that surrounds the yacht”, the yard revealed.
The yacht will boast a patented DEPP swimming pool, which reduces the amount of freshwater used by heating and treating the water when the pool is not in use.
Speaking about the design, Cor D Rover said: “Rather than just building a large yacht on a so-called shipyard ‘platform’ to enjoy the pleasures of being at sea, the owner of Phi wanted to build a yacht with a profound underlying story, a deep-rooted knowledge that runs through all aspects of the yacht, from her exterior appearance all the way to internal experience.”
Phi is optimised for a maximum speed of 22 knots and will be gyro-stabilised for added comfort. Accommodation on board will be for a total of 12 guests, with staff quarters big enough for 11 crew.
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