Big fisher

Royal Huisman’s Project 406 – a luxurious sport fisher superyacht – is nearing completion in the Netherlands. 

Photography by Tom van Oossanen

23 November 2023


Royal Huisman says its Project 406 superyacht is ready to leave Hall 2 of the Dutch shipyard’s newbuild facilities in Vollenhove for installation of the upper deck, sun awning hardtop and radar mast.

This six-deck Alustar aluminium motor yacht is described as the world’s largest true sport fisher yacht, with a towering profile accommodating six decks and a powerful hull measuring 52 metres overall.

Project 406 is fitted out to be suitable for both high-end sport fishing and luxurious living.

Interior and exterior design and naval architecture aboard Project 406 come courtesy of Vripack Yacht Design Studio.

The yacht’s design is distinctive, with a long bow and high bulwarks sweeping through a clear sheer to a low and uncluttered cockpit aft.


The high tower offers impressive views with a downward angle on the water for specialised fishing. Apart from its practical function, the tower also offers a viewing platform for guests, who can follow all the action below.

In a statement, Royal Huisman says, “Not only is Project 406 the largest but, without doubt, the most bespoke, finely appointed, meticulously engineered and most impressive true sportfish yacht anywhere in the world – with all the amenities expected of a superyacht.”

Project 406 is being built by the shipyard team of over 350 individual experts and qualified co-makers.

The testing of most board systems and other innovative technical installations is currently nearing completion before the yacht’s final transport, upcoming launch and trials.



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