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Royal Huisman Turns Hull of Superyacht Phi

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Published 8th October 2019

New exterior renderings of the remarkable and highly secretive Project Phi have been released, just as the hull is first turned in the open air. Lawson Robb was appointed on Project Phi last year – a motor yacht of over 55 m / 180 ft with exterior design from Cor D. Rover, interior design by Lawson Robb and naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects.

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The narrow and fuel-efficient hull of the superyacht 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 currently under construction at Royal Huisman in Vollenhove, The Netherlands and the new renderings by Cor D. Rover, reveal a design, true to the philosophy, of a completely bespoke exterior, which incorporate numerous beautiful (and patented) technically innovative features.

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Lawson Robb is proud to be designing the interiors of this iconic superyacht in close co-operation with the Owner’s team and Royal Huisman. Royal Huisman states:

“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.”

Phi utilises an especially developed Fast Displacement XL ® hull form from Van Oossanen, which allowed this yacht to take such proportions and remain under the 500 GT mark. Relating to “sectio divina” or the Golden Ratio, Phi is the formula that governs continuation of dimensions and shapes in natural proportions throughout the design.


The superyacht is due to be delivered in 2021. Stay tuned for further updates about this very exciting project of ours.

Learn more about Project Phi here.