Royal Huisman

In an era of mass production and throw-away values, Royal Huisman is a shipyard that is determined to hold the torch for the finest custom engineering and craftsmanship. Its mission is to create exceptional individual yachts for individuals with exceptional vision and discriminating standards.


The shipyard was established in 1884. The award of the “Royal” warrant in 1984 gave recognition to 100 years of quality and excellence – a highly prized accolade and one that is earned neither rapidly nor easily. This long heritage of Dutch maritime engineering has invested the shipyard with a culture of perfectionism that applies itself as much to leading-edge technologies as it does to traditional practices.

Royal Huisman’s process blends infrastructure, expertise, specialist skills and technologies in the optimal manner for each individual project. Continual investment in both the 30,000 sqm purpose-built headquarter facilities in Vollenhove and the 12,000 sqm deepwater facility in Amsterdam keep the shipyard at forefront of custom superyacht building and refitting.

Both Royal Huisman and the shipyard’s refit division Huisfit take pride in building and refitting unique custom superyachts, modern or classic, sail or motor, with a dedicated focus on quality rather than quantity.