Royal Huisman stole the limelight at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show with a double premier featuring their 289 foot/88 metre megayacht Lotus DynaRig and 230 foot/70 metre companion explorer yacht. This unique project has been developed in collaboration with ThirtyC design studio, Dykstra Naval Architects, and the Royal Huisman in-house teams to meet the needs of discerning yacht owners looking for the next generation of superyacht experiences.
According to Royal Huisman, the twin concept has been crafted to ensure owners and guests enjoy the highest level of personal attention and connection with the sea. At the same time the amount of space onboard for entertaining and receiving guests is maximised by having two vessels available. This clever arrangement also prevents guests and owners from becoming overwhelmed by the scale of deck spaces and crew staffing levels required to offer the luxurious standard of service they expect.
The dual project also diversifies the range of yachting experiences on offer. Owners and guests to experience the thrill of sail and participating in regattas like the St Barth’s Bucket onboard the Lotus DynaRig. Her companion vessel opens up a range of options for long-range exploration, diving, and getting up close to fjords and tucked-away coves and bays.
The Lotus ranks amongst the most technologically-advanced sailing yachts in the world with a high performance system allowing the masts and all sails to be seamlessly rotated at the touch of a button. The masts have also been designed to feature solar technology to harness the power of the sun so the Lotus DynaRig can leave her berth silently without the need to start an engine.
Onboard guest amenities for Lotus DynaRig will include an open air movie theatre on the top deck, pool situated on the foredeck, and ample space under the foredeck for two tenders and water toys. Her companion vessel will feature considerable storage for housing yet more tenders and toys as well as cars, helicopters and even a submarine if her owner wishes. She has been configured to act as a mothership while the Lotus DynaRig is competing in a regatta or a break-away explorer vessel if guests wish to set out on their own adventures.