Royal Huisman's Project Marlin is a classy 49m gentleman cruiser with exterior design by Germán Frers and interior design by Stirling & co.

This retro yacht project (that is also for sale) welcomes ten guests in five cabins and a crew of ten persons and is under 500 GT. The draft of 1.93m allows sailing in shallow waters like smaller ports or anchor bays.

Tender storage is aft together with a fold-out bathing platform. The crew has an own ladderway on the foredeck to the crew area.

Oliver Stirling of Stirling & Co says:

[…]We feel that an owner of a yacht that embraces the glamorous, romantic personality of the exterior would have classic but modern taste. We feel this owner would want a restrained, sophisticated ‘haute couture’ interior combining contemporary intelligent beauty with the aesthetics of classic proportions to suit the lifestyle of 21st-century cruising, inspired by an earlier glamorous era of yachting.

So, the challenge has been to create an interior that will seamlessly integrate with the calm, timeless elegance of Germán’s graceful sheerline and restrained exterior, pairing future technology with elements of the past.[…]

Stirling furthermore:

[…]So, with a portfolio of some of the most famous award-winning yachts ever built, Royal Huisman, with their hallmark of meticulous attention to detail, undoubtedly have precisely the right pedigree to build a yacht of this caliber, to the highest standards of modern comfort, technology and safety.

In MARLIN we have breathed new life into an iconic motor yacht genre. We have re-imagined a classic for a new era in an understated, sophisticated ‘sporty chic’ manner.

Inspired by a forward-thinking and discerning Owner, the design team and build team look forward to collaborating to bring the exceptional vision of Project MARLIN into life.”

Main Specifications

Length over all:49.25 m
Beam:9.21 m
Draft:7.60 m
Exterior Design:Frers Naval Architecture
Interior Design:Stirling & Co
Naval ArchitectureFrers Naval Architecture
Main Engines:2 x Caterpillar C32 850 HP
Top Speed:17 knots
Cruising Speed:14 knots
Range:4,350 nm
Material:Steel hull with aluminum superstructure
Classification:Lloyd’s Register/LY3

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