The team at Royal Huisman and Huisfit have been commissioned to carry out the very special restoration of Dr. Jim Clark’s most recent acquisition, the 1930’s yacht Atlantide. This 37m / 122ft classic motor-sailer was shipped from Newport, USA, to the Netherlands.
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. Jan Timmerman, CEO Royal Huisman, said: “If a discerning client commissions a fourth very substantial project to the same shipyard, you just know that the work you perform is truly appreciated. So, we are most honoured to find ourselves in the position to realise yet another dream for our esteemed clients Jim and Kristy Clark.”
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. The shipyard’s team has an established track record of success with the restoration of classics, conversions, and rebuilds of historical yachts: structural work, updates and conservation work are all embarked on with keen interest and great skill. Rebuild and conversion projects by Huisfit are never a “typical refit”, and the scope of such projects is often as comprehensive as a newbuild – perfectly suited for a team equally at home in both areas of expertise.