Project Phi preparing for sea trials


Royal Huisman‘s 58.5m Project Phi has departed the Vollenhove-based new build yard on its way to begin sea trials. After hitting the water back in July, the superyacht is due to be delivered later this year alongside its 36m shadow vessel Phi Phantom.

Project Phi has a fast-displacement, aluminium hull specially designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architect and is set to be the longest sub-500GT yacht in the world when delivered. Royal Huisman have described Phi as a “technically highly advanced vessel that sets new standards”. Phi will have a maximum speed of 22 knots, and will be gyro-stabilised for added comfort.

The yacht’s upper deck will house the owner’s apartment, while the main deck will be largely dedicated to daytime guest activities. Accommodation on board will be for a total of 12 guests, with a staff quarters big enough for 11 crew.

The yacht will also boast a patented DEPP swimming pool, which reduces the amount of freshwater used by heating and treating the water when the pool is not in use.