World’s largest sport fishing boat nears completion in Holland


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

A long and wide bow, high bulwarks and the clear outline of the fishing cockpit make the 52m yacht the most serious contender ever built in the specialist sport fish class. The characteristic low and unobstructed aft cockpit is close to the water for easy access to gear and an unobstructed view of the fishing. Sitting directly above will provide a great platform to watch the action as it unfolds below.

Project 406 – Sport Fish Rotating Case by Vripack Design on Vimeo.

With its six imposing bridges, the 406 project will create a unique profile on the water. Not only will she be the largest, but also the most luxurious, finest and most meticulously designed sport fish in the world.

The Alustar® aluminum 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.

The 406 project has the finesse of a contemporary superyacht and the performance of a high-caliber sport fisherman, the designers say.


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