Royal Huisman's Project 411 (code name NOIR) will break the record as the world's largest sloop-rigged sailing yacht, with a length of 81m (264ft) and a mast height of 93m (305 ft).

An experienced owner and team designed Noir for sailing with family and friends. This Malcolm McKeon yacht will have the world’s tallest sloop rig, rising to 93m / 305ft. It is a unique yacht for world cruising and exploring, entirely in line with the shipyard’s mission to deliver the “ultimate expression of personal freedom.” According to the code name NOIR, all deck equipment and windows will be black.

Noir has been designed for speed, power, and responsive handling. The 14-meter tender will allow exploration along the coast and transport provisions and guests while NOIR anchoring outside of ports.

The yacht profile will have McKeon’s contemporary styling, with a reverse bow to maximize the yacht’s waterline length. The flybridge will provide generous outdoor living space and large glass areas with folding platforms. The yacht will be of all-aluminum construction, with auxiliary power supplied by electric drives.

Royal Huisman’s subsidiary, Rondal, will deliver the mast, boom, and integrated sailing system.

Royal Huisman NOIR 81m Sailing Yacht

The yacht is expected to be one of the top 10 sailing yachts in the world when finished. However, its 93-meter (305-foot) mast height makes it the first in the world to be the tallest sloop, and its air draft is 4 meters (14 feet) higher than the current biggest rig.

The yacht’s interior is yet to be revealed, but GCA Architects, renowned for its modern approach to housing and commercial buildings, has been working on the design for some time. Their impressive projects include the first “smart” building in Spain and the first gold-plated LEED structure in the world. The yacht’s interior will combine wood and natural materials, creating a relaxed and luxurious atmosphere.