Royal Huisman announced that contracts have been signed for the building of Project Phi – a magnificently sensuous motor yacht with exterior design from the drawing board of Cor D. Rover, interior design by Lawson Robb and naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects.
As a result of many hours of deep conversation, over a period of years, between the experienced owner and Cor D. Rover, Phi was born, utilising the especially developed Fast Displacement XL ® hull form from Van Oossanen, which allowed this yacht to take such proportions and still remain under the 500 GT mark. Relating to ”Sectio divina” or the Golden Ratio, Phi is the formula that governs continuation of dimensions and shapes in natural proportions throughout the design.
Preliminary details available show a design, true to the philosophy, of a completely bespoke and highly detailed exterior, incorporating numerous beautifully and patented, technically innovative features.
A matter of utmost importance to the Owner was for the interior design to seamlessly embrace and continue the principles of the progressive design of Phi. Lawson Robb, globally renowned known for their highly-coutured and forward thinking design, were the perfect fit to help realise the vision.
Technical Director Jaap Gelling of Royal Huisman comments: “The Phi-team approached Royal Huisman because the client was looking for a yard renowned for its great dedication and ability to realize this yacht with its inherent challenges, staying within the definition of Phi. With its long-standing experience building custom sailing superyachts renowned for their technical innovation and reliability, as well as overall quality, Royal Huisman have developed highly sophisticated design engineering and space planning capabilities and is therefore able to meet any space management challenges – after all this ability lies at the very heart of building large sailing-superyachts.