Out to launch

Royal Huisman’s 52-metre big fisher is preparing for splashdown in Amsterdam.

Photography by Tom van Oossanen

31 January 2024


The groundbreaking big fisher, Royal Huisman’s Project 406, is in transit from the shipyard’s inland new-build facilities in Vollenhove, gearing up for the anticipated final stage – her launch in Amsterdam.

The powerful hull of this unique vessel measures 52 metres (171 feet) overall, and her towering profile accommodates six decks. These remarkable features not only make her the largest but also the most luxurious and individual true sportfish yacht in the world, according to her designers.

Project 406 is designed for an experienced owner passionate about fishing, and she’s a unique vessel in so many respects. Vripack Yacht Design is responsible for the exterior and interior design and naval architecture of this highly prestigious project. Her design is extremely distinctive, with a long bow and high bulwarks sweeping through a clear sheer to a low and uncluttered cockpit aft.

The high tower offers outstanding views with a downward angle on the water for specialised fishing. Apart from its practical function, the tower also offers a superb viewing platform for guests.


Project 406 effortlessly blends the ultimate sports fishing experience with genuine superyacht scale, comfort and refinement.

Not only is she the largest but, the yard claims she is “the most bespoke, finely-appointed, meticulously engineered and most impressive true sportfish yacht anywhere in the world”.

Project 406 is immaculately and extensively designed and engineered and efficiently built by the shipyard team of over 350 individual experts and highly qualified co-makers.

Royal Huisman was specifically chosen to build this individual, innovative and bespoke motoryacht project. Project 406 aka the world’s largest true sportfish yacht will turn heads wherever she goes.



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