Royal Huisman announces world's tallest sloop rig NOIR

Royal Huisman announces tallest sloop rig NOIR 

Royal Huisman Shipyard, based in the Netherlands, has released the details of a new 81-meter sailing yacht NOIR, or Project 411, the world's tallest sloop rig. 

NOIR was designed by a skilled owner and his team, with a focus on world cruising with loved ones. The construction of NOIR will soon commence, and she will feature a contemporary and capacious exterior design and naval architecture by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design. The significant eye for detail and extensive use of glazing will ensure that guests are continuously connected to the sea. Furthermore, NOIR is built to carry a 14-meter tender, which enables guests for optimal coastal exploration. Lastly, she will feature aluminum construction supplied by Rondal, a black elegant look, and auxiliary power through electric drives.

NOIR's interior is developed by GCA Architects, known for smart and innovative buildings and based in Barcelona, Spain, and interior details are kept majorly confidential to date. The interior design is intended to complement her capacious exterior through the use of natural materials and amenities that create a luxurious and cozy atmosphere on board.

As explained by CEO Jan Timmerman: "The capabilities of Royal Huisman can be seen in various ways, with no doubt the most important proof point being that we are selected by knowledgeable owners, as the builder for their incredible and unique yachts". Furthermore, he elucidates: "I am pleased and humbled that we can highlight Royal Huisman's 140th year of operation with the announcement of such a significant project." 

NOIR will be Royal Huisman's fourth yacht in the ranks of the world's top 10 largest sailing yachts, and her mast will transform her into the world's tallest sloop. Moreover, NOIR will fully augment the shipyard's mission to deliver 'the ultimate expression of personal freedom'.