The results are in from last week’s sea trials and Royal Huisman’s 58.5-metre superyacht Phi has excelled, hitting speeds of more than 20 knots is the rough conditions of the North Sea.
Guy Booth, the owners representative and project manager commented, “With such a powerful vision, a demand for the absolute highest level of quality available anywhere and such difficult engineering challenges, Royal Huisman were clearly the best partner to build the boat.”
Phi was launched in July to much acclaim from the yachting industry and was recently spotted in transit as she was towed through the Netherlands. Phi features exterior design from Dutch design firm Cor D. Rover, and while her colour is one of her defining features, the yacht also strikes an unusual profile, sitting long and low in the water with angular curved forms that break up her deck structure.
Internally, the craftsmanship has been penned by Lawson Robb, though it has remained very much under wraps, with no images or renders yet released to the public. Her naval architecture came from the drawing boards of Van Oossanen Naval Architects, who created a specially developed Fast Displacement XL hull form that result in a long, sleek and under 500 GT vessel.
Guy Booth, the owner’s representative, commented, “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 cooperation 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.”
Phi is scheduled for delivery later this year and will be supported by a 36-metre shadow vessel, which will be designed and constructed at Alia Yachts, and which will mirror the grace of her larger companion. Phi is equipped with twin MTU 12V 2000 M96L diesel engines, which propel her to a top speed of 22 knots.
Learn more about Superyacht Phi here