What will become the world’s largest fisherman, for now, is called Project 406 and will be 52 metres long. The protagonists of the project are Vripack Yacht Design and Royal Huisman. In the last few days, they have revealed some details of what will become the most luxurious and exclusive sport fishing boat in the world.
Project 406, the world’s largest fisherman
This extreme fishing machine combines the world of superyachts with the world of fishing. In fact, this fishing yacht is being built by two top names in the yachting world: Vripack Yacht Design, which will develop the exterior and interior design and naval architecture of this project, and Royal Huisman, a shipyard famous for large sailing yachts, which will be responsible for engineering and then building this unique superyacht. The project is being managed by Aqua Marine representing the owner’s team, working closely with Bush & Noble and Hampshire Marine as technical managers.
Five things you need to know about the world’s largest fisherman
First of all, we’re talking about a superyacht, a vessel for lovers of unbridled luxury. This may not, therefore, enthuse all sports fishermen. It has to be said, though, that a project of this kind is something unique in the international nautical world. Here are the five very peculiar things about this fisherman
- The owner is not a neophyte, but an expert in the sea and fishing. That’s why Project 406 will be fully equipped for top-level sport fishing. It will therefore be used to ply the seas all over the world, without any particular limits, in search of large predatory fish of the open seas, such as swordfish or marlin.
- His hull and superstructure will be made of Alustar aluminium, a material known for its strength and versatility. The low weight will also help the boat’s efficiency.
- With her six decks, she will have a 360° view of the sea. There is also a spectacular sky lounge from which you can watch the spectacular catches as if you were in the penthouse of a luxury hotel.
- Sports fishing has attracted many new owners in recent decades. Boats have grown to around 30 metres in length with a few cases of boats exceeding 40m. In this context, the 52-metre Project 406 represents a pioneering challenge for Vripack and Royal Huisman.
- Royal Huisman’s CEO, Jan Timmerman, has described it as “the world’s first true sporting superyacht”, but no further details on this project are available at present. We will keep you updated.