Atlantide Arrives at Huisfit
The team of Royal Huisman and Huisfit is honoured to merit the continued trust of Dr. Jim Clark, who commissioned the shipyard to carry out the very special restoration of his most recent acquisition, the 1930’s yacht Atlantide.
This 37m / 122ft classic motorsailer was shipped from Newport, USA, to the Netherlands, and arrived at Royal Huisman’s headquarters in Vollenhove in the first week of 202 Following the successful 2020-refit by Huisfit of Jim and Kristy Clark’s famous J-Class yacht Hanuman, and with three newbuild orders already completed by Royal Huisman in recent decades (Hyperion in 1998, Athena in 2004, and Hanuman in 2009), Dr. Jim Clark decided the same craftsmen and women are best suited to take on this new project – rebuilding Atlantide at the quality level Royal Huisman is known for.
Atlantide was designed by naval architect Alfred Mylne and built by the British shipyard Philip & Sons in 1930. Following Atlantide’s rich history spanning over 90 years, the team of Royal Huisman and Huisfit is grateful for this opportunity to preserve Jim and Kristy Clark’s legendary yacht well into the future.
Meet Project Gemini
It is the 55-metre Steel class, YN 19755 Project Gemini, which follows the mythical Dioscuri Castor (now Solemates) and Pollux. For the successor to the twin half-brothers, Heesen appointed Italian design firm Luca Dini Design & Architecture for its first collaboration with the Dutch shipyard. The Italian studio created a sophisticated interior decor that celebrates the light and the indoor-outdoor connection. These elements characterise the design of this motor yacht, which is approximately 760 gross tons and over 400 square meters of luxury areas for the owners and their guests.
A geometric linear design, with horizontal and vertical clean lines, is the leitmotiv throughout the interior of Project Gemini. Warm, full gloss, Tay wood and natural stone are matched with marine leather wall-panels and doors, and fabric-lined ceilings. The overall atmosphere is Zen and elegantly calm.
Twelve guests are accommodated in six staterooms. The impressive 83 square metres Owner’s apartment is located on the main deck forward and stretches full beam. Floor-to-ceiling windows are draped with cotton and linen curtains that harmonise the geometric design and add a relaxing touch to the room. Forward, his and hers walk-in wardrobes give access to the master bathroom. Here, a freestanding black bathtub takes centre stage and is glorified by the recessed light fixture on the ceiling that mirrors its shape.
On the starboard side, a large shower stall with rain shower completes the space and adds practicality to the room. Two twin and two double suites are on the lower deck, while the VIP cabin is located on the bridge deck.
Guests will be amazed when entering the main saloon. Two large bronze-mirrored ceiling panels reflect light and space around the room, maximising the already generous layout and making the best out of the large vertical windows. A cosy lounge area with large sofas takes the centre of the main saloon and is adjacent to the formal dining area located amidships and set for twelve.
The full-beam sky lounge is the pièce de résistance and offers the finest panoramic views. Ideal for lounging, relaxing watching TV or sipping cocktails at the bar, this space will become one of the most enjoyed onboard Gemini. With toys and tenders conveniently stored on the foredeck, a fully-fledged wellness area in the beach club offers the ideal haven for relaxation after a day at sea.
The layout of the spacious outdoor areas has been carefully thought through and offers the owners and their guests plenty of alternatives for enjoying life outdoor. The expansive 110 square metre sundeck comprises a Jacuzzi surrounded by large sun pads, a central bar for servicing all areas with ease, an oval dining table on port side, and opposite, a built-in sofa. Reclining loungers face aft and are ideal underway to watch the world go by. The bridge deck aft terrace is equipped for al fresco dining and lounging, while the main deck aft terrace is perfect for pre-dinner cocktails.
Project Gemini is currently under construction and her hull and superstructure will be joined at our facility in Oss in March 2021.
CBSPRO Maritime has unveiled the Protean 95
The design, engineering, and project management firm from the Netherlands has illustrated the first incarnation of its Protean 95 as both a yacht and a yacht support vessel.
Designed for a client that wanted a ’no limits’ structure. With a mammoth 795m² of deck space the Protean 95 can house a fully-certified heli-facility with a helipad and under-deck dry storage. Multiple day cruisers, fast launches, PWCs, lasers, kayaks, submarines, etc can be accommodated and stored securely with 2 x 15 metric ton capacity cranes ready to clear the vast decks.
Forward of the main deck a sweeping six-level superstructure offers internal accommodation aplenty with a multitude of configurations possible for owner and guests, and crew and staff accommodation.
This particular layout housing a complement of 44 including 4 Captains/Officers, 20 crew, and 20 Owners and Guests. The owner’s accommodation being the entire upper deck and offering a massive 273m² of internal floor space, 131m² of private external decks, all with the best views from anywhere on the vessel. Ultimate comfort is provided with a swimming pool and wellness sauna & fitness spa, a fully-equipped gym, a cinema, and a host of bar and lounge areas.
Antoon Marten Wester, the Co-Owner of CBSPRO Maritime says “the beauty of this platform is that it is truly multipurpose and fully configurable to the client requirement. The clue is in the name with the definition of Protean being adaptable, versatile, multi-faceted. We see a variety of uses possible from a yacht support vessel, to a crossover expedition/explorer vessel, a race support vessel, a dive operations vessel, a entertainment/conference venue, a laboratory and research vessel, the possibilities are multifold.”