Royal Huisman to build Project Phi

Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman has announced that it has signed a contract to build the new motor yacht Project Phi. The Project Phi will be a motoryacht with exterior design from the drawing board of Cor D. Rover, interior design by Lawson Robb and naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects.

The project name Phi relates to ”Sectio divina” or the Golden Ratio. “Phi is the formula that governs continuation of dimensions and shapes in natural proportions throughout the design,” according to the builder. Project Phi will come in just under 500GT and utilise Van Ossanen’s Fast Displacement XL hull form. Phi is optimised for a maximum speed of 22 knots, and will be gyro-stabilised for added comfort, yet providing the feeling and comfort of a much larger vessel.

Phi will accommodate 12 guests and 11 crew. She is due to be delivered in 2021. The owner’s brief put a priority on the interior spaces, designed by Lawson Robb, to seamlessly continue the principles Phi’s forward-thinking design ethos.

Charlotte Robb, of Lawson Robb comments : “This is an extraordinary project, an extraordinary client and team with an extraordinary vision. We are extremely excited to work with such an inspirational team in creating a truly unique home away from home and setting a new bar for yacht design.”