Royal Huisman’s latest yacht, Sea Eagle, the 43m (142ft) sloop with naval architecture by German Frers and interior design by Rhoades Young, has left its yard in Vollenhove as scheduled. The yacht has been designed and engineered for cruising the world and occasional racing.
Once her mast has been stepped she will undergo several weeks of sea trials in the North Sea before being delivered to her owner who is an experienced offshore sailor from Taiwan.
The sale of Sea Eagle is the direct result of the shipyard’s long-term commitment to developing business opportunities in South East Asia, assisted by Regional Liaison Bart J. Kimman, director of Northrop & Johnson Asia. Royal Huisman considers the sale of Sea Eagle to represent an important foot hold in the region.
Reinforcing his trust and support in the shipyard, Sea Eagle’s owner, Dr. Samuel Yin, has offered his full support, allowing the yacht to be available for presentations at various worldwide yachting events inclusive his home waters in South East Asia.
Sea Eagle is the last yacht to leave the climate-controlled paint hall before work begins to increase its capacity and that of the neighbouring hall. When extensions are complete in the autumn, the expectation is for an increased workflow. One hall will house yachts of up to 90m (300ft) and another three halls can house yachts of up to 60m (200ft). Both paint halls will have high intensity lighting, air flow, temperature and humidity controls exceeding the stringent requirements of all major paint manufacturers.