Royal Huisman’s Huisfit is offering a wide range of green solutions to reduce the use of energy.
Hybrid conversions by Huisfit provide quality yachts of Juliet’s era with a lasting new lease of life. Owners can enjoy the exceptional lifestyle and environmental benefits of hybrid sailing, including silent operation, zero emissions, peak-shaving, shaft-generated power under sail and reduced fuel consumption, combined with enhanced operational flexibility and redundancy. As an example of its practical application, this hybrid system offers the potential of navigation in ‘zero emission’ zones such as the Norwegian fjords after 2026.
Under sail, electrical power will be generated by the propeller’s rotation – answering every sailor’s dream to hoist the sails, capture the wind and silence ‘that noisy and smelly engine’
Royal Huisman is the shipyard that pioneered hybrid propulsion with the game-changing ketch Ethereal (the world’s first hybrid superyacht delivered in 2009) and has continued to refine its technological lead with the ‘NextGEN’ ketch Elfje and some remarkable projects including the hybrid conversion (by Huisfit) of Foftein and the 1993 ketch Juliet.
A conversion by Royal Huisman’s Huisfit from conventional into hybrid is the ultimate systems upgrade with leading-edge propulsion and power generation. See and learn more.
A conversion by Royal Huisman’s Huisfit from conventional into hybrid is the ultimate systems upgrade: see and learn more.
Juliet re-launched following hybrid conversion by Huisfit
The 44m / 143ft Royal Huisman world cruising ketch was launched in 1993 and is a fine example of pioneering custom-built technologies in late 20th century yacht building. With nearly a quarter million of ocean miles under her keel, she still looks and sails like a dream.
Juliet returned to Royal Huisman for Huisfit, the shipyard’s refit services, in Amsterdam, to “go green” and become future-proof, by embracing all the latest hybrid technology benefits. Learn and see more.
Onboard experiences of the new hybrid propulsion and energy system
The decision to modernise Foftein, a 30m / 99ft Royal Huisman cutter with a 20-year-old propulsion and energy system was rooted in several fundamental considerations. Her Captain Tim Jones explains all about his experiences with the new setup and tells of the benefits for her Owner and all onboard.
Curious to read more? The article “captain’s review of hybrid by huisfit” can be found here.