So often you are lucky to own something truly special, and HUSH is exactly that.
She was the concept of her first owner, an experienced Dutch yachtsman, who sought the finest shipwrights of the day (Royal Huisman of the Netherlands) to build him the ideal long-range, high speed (over 20 knots) cruising motor-yacht to the draughts of the ablest offshore Hull design house (C.RAymond Hunt associates, USA).
Scrupulous attention was paid to the attenuation of libretto and noise, with the use of Nomex coring for weight reduction, and flowing of interior fittings and machinery to ensure maximum efficiency in a very quiet environment. In terms of seakeeping, she has never given her current owner a moment's worry at sea in all conditions. Her semi-displacement hull uses a deep vee profile, combined with a grounding skeg, to ensure the best weather ability and best protection for her running gear. Hush is exceptionally quiet and free of any vibration underway.
The excellent quality and elegant design continue through HUSH’s three staterooms, which accommodate six guests. Each stateroom aboard has impressive headroom, ample storage, and LED lighting. Located aft is the full-beam master stateroom, complete with a double bed, a dressing table, and an en-suite bath. The stateroom also has companionway access to the cockpit. HUSH also has two staterooms with twin beds.
HUSH was the concept of her first owner, an experienced Dutch yachtsman, who sought the finest shipwrights of the day ( Royal Huisman of the Netherlands) to build him the ideal long-range, high speed (over 20 knots) cruising motor-yacht to the draughts of the ablest offshore Hull design house (C.Raymond Hunt associates, USA). Scrupulous attention was paid to the attenuation of libretto and noise, with the use of Nomex coring for weight reduction, and flowing of interior fittings and machinery to ensure maximum efficiency in a very quiet environment. In terms of seakeeping, she has never given her current owner a moment's worry at sea in all conditions. Her semi-displacement hull uses a deep vee profile, combined with a grounding skeg, to ensure the best weather ability and best protection for her running gear. Hush is exceptionally quiet and free of any vibration underway.
Her handsome classic lines cocoon a calm, timeless, and superbly-crafted interior. The wheelhouse and saloon are amply lit by large glazed windows, and her joinery is elegantly rounded, tactile, and accomplished in its execution. The helmsman's console is concisely laid out in a simple, effective manner, with three big forward screens giving an excellent view over her bows, and there are steadying handholds and decent fiddles throughout. The lounge and dining area, just aft of the helm, is refined and displays more of Royal Huisman's proficiency in construction and quality with more richly-varnished woodwork, soft fabrics, and seamanlike flourishes; just feel the profiles of the companionway stairs and enjoy the soft marking of the selected teak side panels - this is quality that Is both incredibly rare and very pleasing. Hush has excellent headroom throughout and exudes charm and character with the quality and performance you expect from a Bespoke “Royal Huisman Yacht” which has been meticulously maintained.
The impression of best practice continues through the galley area (linear, clean, light, and space-efficient) to the accordion. The joinery is first class in the finish, the fittings are appropriate and the effect is one of simple elegance, with a superb full-beam en-suite aft stateroom, and two well-appointed en-suite guests cabins forward. Of course, all this is naught without a well-engineered beating heart, and so to the machinery space.
A pair of powerful uncomplicated gold-painted MTUs sit flat on a pair of massive engine beds, with particular attention being paid to the filtration of lubricants, raw water, and correct ventilation of the environment. The checker-plate tread plating, gloss overhead panels, and neat pipe and cable run to deliver a very precise and slick feel, with all to hand and accessible. The engine room is full height and very spacious.
Once owned by my friend and legendary yacht designer ED DUBOIS Hush is truly a Tough Big Little Ship safe in large seas.
Engine and Gearboxes:
Maintenance and Performance:
Servicing schedule: Major MTU service in 2018, yearly oil services since due to low hours of use. Generator serviced as hours require
Propulsion and steering:
Shore Power :
Freshwater and Heating systems:
Aquamatic 1400 self-flushing watermaker fitted in 2018
Grey and blackwater holding tanks:
Heating and air-conditioned ventilation throughout:
Six berths in three cabins, consisting of:
Owners aft stateroom:
Forward guest cabin:
Port Guest Cabin:
Anchoring and Mooring equipment:
Covers, canvas, and Cushions:
The Mast and boom allow for the steadying sail which is ideal for slow speeds and anchoring
Works Carried out in Audax Yard 2019 Winter
Superstructure paint complete refresh
Any areas of corrosion ground out, treated, filled and complete repaint in Awlcraft Oyster White, new non skid applied. This programme was carried out to all white paint on the boat.
New Teak deck
The decision was made to replace the remaining teak on board, including teak to the swim platform which was previously a non slip painted surface. The work carried out was to a high quality and checked throughout the process.
Zero spot washdown and water treatment installed
A water treatment system was installed on board, ensuring clean drinkable water when filling up from any area
Antifouling and anodes
All usual yearly antifouling and anode replacement was carried out by the yard, along with checks to all running gear, bearings etc.
Main engine works by MTU specialist
Main engine yearly checks and works, including replacement of solid impellors inside water pumps, and thorough checks of the coolant system due to the hot climate .
ROYAL HUISMAN chrome lettering installed
This was installed to both sides and aft of wheelhouse
Name board installed
Varnished name board with gold leaf installed to either side of wheelhouse aft of light boards
Generator heat exchanger clean and service
Whilst reliable, the decision was made to clean and service the heat exchangers along with replacing the end caps and the 100-hour service.
The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.