1994 Royal Huisman 34m

US$ 4,572,960
Genoa, Italy
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Refitted iconic Royal Huisman

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Genoa, Italy
Hull Material:
Current Price:
EUR  4,200,000 Tax Paid (US$ 4,572,960) 

Iconic ocean cruising yacht from the legendary Royal Huisman yard with naval architecture by Judel Vrolijk and interior design by Pieter Beeldsnijder. Extensively refitted over recent seasons with deck, rig, engine, generators and hydraulics all attended to. A stunning opportunity to buy one of the very finest yachts afloat.



The 34.3m Billy Budd II (ex Saudade) was built for a client who holds high performance as his first criterion. She is designed to be a fast and comfortable cruising yacht with a fully battened main, with many of the winches from Rondal. 

On Billy Budd II the deck is not just functional: it is an aesthetic space as well, created by Pieter Beeldsnijder of PB design, in keeping with his philosophy that elements on deck and below ought to be in total harmony. In de the accommodation areas Beeldsnijder has created a joinery style he calls “Art Deco Maritime,” but which would still be “elegant” by any other name. It is fashioned in satin varnished mahogany, with contrasting wenge inlays and white-leather overheads. There is indirect lighting along the furniture baseboards, and portlights have sliding shoji screens that give warm natural light by day and soft backlighting by night. The overall effect is that of substance and intimacy.




In an era of mass production and throw-away values, Royal Huisman holds the torch for the finest custom engineering and craftsmanship. Its mission is to create exceptional yachts – whether classic or modern, sail or motor – for individuals with  a distinctive vision and uncompromising standards. The yard is family-owned and was established in 1884. It was awarded the “Royal” warrant in1984 in recognition  of 100 years of quality and excellence. This long-standing culture of perfectionism applies itself as equally to today’s leading edge technologies as it does to  traditional craft skills.  Royal Huisman takes pride in building and refitting unique custom yachts, modern  or classic, sail or motor, aluminium or carbon composite, from 30m (100ft) - 90m  (300ft). The focus is dedicated to quality rather than quantity. To build yachts consistently ranked as the world’s finest requires a special approach.  Royal Huisman’s Intelligent Engineering™ uniquely blends expertise and infrastructure with specialist skills - both internal and external – to the specific requirements of each project. Continual investment in more than 30,000m2 of  purpose-built facilities keeps the yard at the forefront of custom yacht-building  and refitting.  The yard is located at the geographical heart of Holland’s internationally renowned concentration of specialist maritime industries. Here, customers can see their project being built “all under one roof”, yet with ready access to a world of skills and expertise.



Judel-Vrolijk was the naval architect firm involved in the professional vessel plans for Billy Budd II. Her interior design was realised by Pieter Beeldsnijder Design. Judel-Vrolijk is also associated with the yacht wider design collaboration for this yacht. Created by Royal Huisman this vessel was fabricated in the known yacht building country the Netherlands. She was successfully launched in Vollenhove in 1994 before being delivered to the original owner. The hull was constructed with aluminium. The sailing yacht main superstructure is made for the most part from aluminium. 


RCD Status:                                                                                    

  • RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive).


Hull Construction:

  • Aluminium


Deck, Cockpit & Superstructure Construction:

  • Aluminium
  • Teak laid decks, coachroof and cockpit – overhauled 2015


Keel & Rudder:

  • Julde Vrolijk designed bulb fin keel
  • Fully-skegged rudder




Engine & gearbox:

  • Scania D112-59M 4-stroke turbo diesel engine producing 350hp - 2015
  • Fresh water cooling
  • 11 knots cruising speed
  • Approx. 2,000Nm range at 9 knots. (30 litres per hour)


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Hundested 4-bladed variable pitch propeller
  • 3-bladed 50hp hydraulic bowthruster
  • Twin wheel steering



  • 5x 2.5kw 24vDC hydraulic pumps




Voltage systems:

  • 24vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power, inverter or generator


Battery Banks:

  • 2x banks of gel batteries for services
  • Engine and generator start batteries



  • Battery chargers



  • Inverters



  • 2x Northern Lights 24kw generators



  • 24v 60Amp alternator for engine start
  • 2x 200Amp 24v hydraulic alternators for service batteries


Other Electrical:

  • Shore power connection




Fresh Water:

  • Heated by engine cooling water or by 230vAC immersion heater element from AC system.
  • Water pressure system with throughout yacht 



  • 2x 250 litre per hour watermakers


Bilge Pumps:

  • Bilge pumps





  • 1300 litre fuel capacity plus 150 litre day tank


Fresh Water:

  • 5366 litres water capacity


Holding tank:

  • 1000 litres Blackwater holding tank capacity



  • Furuno RP 100 radar
  • Simrad GB40 chart plotter
  • B&G H3000 autopilot with 2x external and 2x internal displays
  • B&G Network displays in galley, skipper cabin and owner’s cabin
  • 3x B&G 20/20 displays
  • Furuno echosounder
  • Navico Nais 3000 AIS transponder
  • Furuno Sc50 satelite compass
  • Mareton mutilfunction system with gyrotrac and wind station


Communications Equipment:

  • Icom VHF
  • Icom GMDSS radio
  • Integrated communication and monitoring system with touchscreen
  • Thrane & Thrane Iridium satellite telephone
  • Near Fleet 77 satellite telephone
  • Furuno FS2570- 250w SSB with DSC and HAM





  • 3x gas burner hob – gimballed
  • 1x electrical plate
  • 2x refrigerators
  • 2x freezers
  • Microwave oven
  • Miele dishwasher
  • Miele washing machine



  • 5x heads
  • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with shower in heads


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Condaria 2 compressor centralized air-conditioning system



  • Sharp Aquos 32” LCD TV
  • Bose V35 audio system
  • Bose Zone 2 cockpit sound system with Navsound waterproof speakers
  • Pioneer multi-region DVD/CD/MP3
  • 27” iMac computer




Summary of Accommodation:

  • Billy Budd 2 offers elegant and spacious accommodation to up to 8 guests in 3 cabins including an Owner's cabin, 2 Twin cabins with pulman berth, all en suite. She is managed by a professional and friendly crew of 5.



  • Carbon fibre mast
  • Hydrofurl hydraulic furling headstay
  • Hydrofurl hydraulic furling cutterstay
  • Hydrofurl hydraulic forestay
  • Rondal Type 105 vang
  • Rondal Type 90 backstay adjuster
  • Lazyjacks for mainsail



  • Rondal/Lewmar hydraulic winch package



  • North Sails fully-battened mainsail – 2011
  • North Sails furling yankee – 2011
  • North Sails furling staysail – 2011
  • North Sails reacher staysail – 2011
  • North Sails genoa – 2011
  • North Sails storm jib



  • Brackets for removable guardwire stanchions
  • Cockpit table
  • Primary tender with Yamaha 40hp outboard
  • Tender with 15hp outboard


Covers & Canvas:

  • Mainsail cover
  • Sprayhood
  • Bimini
  • Cockpit cushions


Anchoring & Mooring:

  • CQR anchor with 130m of 16mm chain

Lying Genoa - Italy


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Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment


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Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.


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