Royal Huisman announced the  81-meter three-masted sailing yacht Project 400 / SEA EAGLE II for an Asian client in October 2016. They started the construction in June 2017.

Project 400 / SEA EAGLE II is the successor of the 43m SEA EAGLE for the owner Dr. Samuel Yin. The yacht was drawn by Dykstra Naval Architects (naval architecture/exterior design) and Mark Whitely (exterior and interior design). The 81m aluminum hull has space for 12 guests including owners and a crew of 13. Although it is an impressive project, the yacht will have a Panamax height (and a carbon rig by Rondal).

Furthermore, the yacht is the largest to date by Royal Huisman by volume (Athena is the longest with 90m including bowsprit – hull has a length of 79.25 m). This new one is also the largest full-aluminum sailing yacht in the world to date. Delivery is scheduled for 2020.

“Build me my dream”

Owner of Project 400 / SEA EAGLE II

Thys Nikkels of Dykstra Naval Architects:

“At Dykstra Naval Architects we are extremely excited and proud to be part of the creative team for the new 81m, three-masted performance schooner. Using our experience and inventive minds to create an innovative contemporary schooner yacht for fast passage making is one to tick off our Bucket List.”

Mark Whiteley of Mark Whiteley Design:

“Building a project with Royal Huisman is a very special experience for a designer, jointly designing an 81m new build is an opportunity of a career lifetime so I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Dykstra Naval Architects and the shipyard on this fast contemporary schooner”

The modern interior is based on Alpi Walnut and is for comfortable family cruising but also for business meetings. The superstructure has a private part for owner and guests.

Project 400 Sea Eagle II Royal Huisman Sailing Yacht Interior

Thys Nikkels of Dykstra Naval Architects explains:

“the plumb bow, very long waterline, sleek hull and large sail area will give the yacht the required high speed and good performance.”

For fun during times at anchor bays, Project 400 will provide a lot of space for guest tender with dive equipment, kayaks, SUP boards at the aft area.

During the annual Dutch Superyacht Press Tour in 2018, organized by the Holland Yachting Group/HISWA, I had the chance to visit Royal Huisman, Rondal and Project 400 / SEA EAGLE II. All the pictures and the videos where the yard shows the turning of the hull are awe-inspiring, but in real life, it is much more impressive. To stand on the hull felt like an oversized sailing dinghy, the second picture below is not another superyacht project – it is the flybridge, but with 38m it has the measurement of a superyacht.

In 2019 – just one year later, I had the pleasure again to join the Superyacht Press Tour. I saw an almost-finished yacht, including the installed interior. Amazing to see how fast this complete custom project has been realized. The tenders are stored under big hatches and will be moved by hidden cranes.

The impressive 38m flybridge moves

Main Specifications Project 400 / SEA EAGLE II

Length over all:81.00 m
Exterior Design:Dykstra Naval Architects / Mark Whitely
Interior Design:Mark Whitely
Naval Architecture:Dykstra Naval Architects
Classification:Lloyds MCA (LY-3)
Year of Delivery:2020
Mast & Booms:Rondal

SEA EAGLE II construction update March 23, 2018

Royal Huisman completed the first big step and turned the impressive 81m hull of Project 400 with four cranes. In the next two years, the yard will install all the systems, interior, and the superstructure.

Hull turning pictures by Royal Huisman