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World's Largest Sport Fishing Boat Nears Completion in Holland

18th March 2022
The world's largest sportfishing boat on the turn in Holland
Project 406 - The world's largest sportfishing boat on the turn in Holland Credit: Tom van Oossanen for Royal Huisman

Project 406, the world’s largest sportfishing boat, celebrated a milestone moment on 11 March with the turning of its hull. Designed by Dutch design studio Vripack, and under construction at Royal Huisman’s newbuild headquarters in Vollenhove, the Netherlands, the superyacht’s exceptional lines were on full display.

A long, sweeping bow, high bulwarks and the clear outline of the fishing cockpit mark the 52m yacht out as the most serious contender ever to be constructed in the specialist sportfish category. The characteristic low, uncluttered aft cockpit is close to the water for easy access to gear and a clear sight of the catch. Seating immediately above will provide a superb platform to follow the action as it unfolds below.

Project 406 - Hull turning Sport Fish from Vripack Design on Vimeo.

With her six towering decks, Project 406 will cut a unique profile on the water. Not only will she be the largest but also the most luxurious, finely appointed and meticulously engineered sportfish anywhere in the world.

Project 406, the world’s largest sportfishing boat,

The Alustar® aluminium hull – prepared and detailed by Royal Huisman’s in-house team – offers strength and resilience. It also achieves a lighter weight to ensure a smooth and efficient passage to the fishing grounds.

Project 406 possesses the finesse of a contemporary superyacht and the performance of a high calibre sportfisher, say the designers.

Published in Boatyards, Superyachts Team

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