VIDEO // Unusual Lifting for Schot with the largest aluminum sailing yacht in the world

Royal Huisman has just completed the first big step and turned the impressive 81m hull of Project 400 at the shipyards facilities in Vollenhove, Netherlands.

Royal Huisman has just completed the first big step and turned the impressive 81m hull of Project 400 at the shipyardsfacilities in Vollenhove, Netherlands.

This unusual lifting was made by the company Schot based in Netherlands specialised in heavy lifting operations in Europe.

Four cranes have been used to lift the boat which was turned to side, this is also the largest full-aluminum sailing yacht in the world to date.

In the next two years, the yard will install all the systems, interior, and the superstructure. Delivery is scheduled for 2020.

Pictures & video: © by Royal Huisman

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