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The 305-foot (93-meter) three-masted Lürssen schooner Eos, until recently the world’s largest sailing yacht, has for some time been a regular customer for Royal Huisman’s superyacht refit division, Huisfit. The Eos team has just signed a new contract with Huisfit, taking full advantage of the flexible choice of deep water location offered to meet their needs and schedule.

At the same time, the Huisfit team has announced that the 295-foot (90-meter) three masted schooner Athena, built by Royal Huisman in 2004 and with a bonafide log book of circumnavigation adventures, has booked the same timing for her latest refit. In 2014, the Huisfit team also took care of various aesthetic and technical updates by sending its own ’flying squad’ of specialist personnel out to Athena during a stopover in the Mediterranean.


Athena is at the yard currently, with Eos expected to arrive in the coming weeks. Both yachts will be at a deep seawater location in Holland for several months during the winter season.

“There can be little doubt that returning clients are always a shipyard’s best ambassador," says Huisfit’s Bert Tromp. “We are particularly pleased that this announcement concerns two of the world’s largest and most prestigious sailing yachts, both of them long-term Huisfit clients. Not only that, but we will have the privilege of working on the world’s fifth and sixth largest sailing yachts at the same time, which is quite an accolade for Huisfit.”

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