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Royal Huisman Project 406 “Special One”—Delivered!

June 15, 2024

Royal Huisman

Announces the Delivery of Project 406 “Special One”

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All Photos Taken By: Tom van Oossanen

The successful delivery of the much-anticipated Project 406, ‘Special One’ built by Royal Huisman, just got officially announced.

Since the very first tease of the project, followed by the release of official renderings and real images, ‘Special One‘ has garnered global attention during her build at Royal Huisman.

Now, this extraordinary superyacht, the world’s largest sportfishing yacht, has set sail from the Dutch shipyard on her maiden voyage.

Jan Timmerman, CEO of Royal Huisman, comments: “The delivery of Project 406 is a testament to our commitment to delivering unique and bespoke superyachts. The individual aspirations and challenges of our motor yacht milestone projects were well outside the comfort zone of other yards,’’ he says.

Timmerman then continues: ‘’This motor yacht project showcases our ability to create custom solutions that perfectly align with our client’s vision. We are excited to see ‘Special One’ embark on her journey and provide unforgettable experiences to her owner: the ultimate expression of personal freedom.”


Project 406 ‘Special One’ reaffirms Royal Huisman’s status as a leading superyacht builder, continuously expanding the industry’s horizons.

External Beauty

Mirrored by Naval Excellence

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‘Special One’ stands as an extraordinary Alustar® aluminum motor yacht, showcasing the pinnacle of bespoke superyacht engineering and construction.

With six decks that blend supreme luxury and comfort, she integrates technological innovations and impressive performance, sailing at speeds exceeding 30 knots in the rough conditions of the North Sea, where her sea trails took place.

Measuring 52m / 171ft, ‘Special One’ is the world’s largest true sportfish yacht and is tailored to meet the standards of her experienced owner, who is deeply passionate about sportfishing.

Design & Architecture

Vripack Yacht Design Studio is responsible for the exceptional naval architecture, exterior, and interior design.

Project 406’s distinctive style includes a long bow, high bulwarks, and a clear sheer line that leads to a low, uncluttered aft cockpit.

The high tower offers unparalleled views with a downward angle for specialized fishing. Beyond its function when fishing, the tower is visually appealing and serves as a superb viewing platform for guests to observe all the action below, or just be present with the surrounding beauty.

Royal Huisman’s Project 406 ‘Special One’ will be presented by the Dutch shipyard at the Monaco Yacht Show 2024—and Nautical Network can’t wait to see this remarkable vessel in person!

Project 406 'Special One'

Main Specifications

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Name: Special One
Shipyard number: Royal Huisman Project 406
Type: Sportfish Yacht
Length: 52m / 171ft — Largest sportfish in the world
Design: Exterior & Interior by Vripack Yacht Design
Naval Architecture: Vripack Yacht Design
Owners’ Representative: Pascarelli Consulting (working with Bush & Noble and Hampshire Marine)
Hull & Superstructure: Alustar® aluminum
Builder: Royal Huisman

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