SCOUT Emerges from Hakvoort Shipyard

Rugged styling, inspired cuts and intricately carved sheers that envoke the sense of modern adventure, SCOUT emerged recently from Hakvoort Shipyard to spark the first phases of delivery, which will take place in Spring 2019.

Designed inside and out by H2 Yacht Design, the 63-metre SCOUT (a.k.a. Project Brio / YN249) hit the water in Monnickendam in North Holland before being towed to Amsterdam for final completion; bringing onboard her mast, crow’s nest, radars, stabilizers and propellers.

SCOUT, which currently stands as the Dutch shipyard’s largest project to date, took a change of direction early on in the build (in cooperation with Fraser Yachts) which resulted in a complete transformation to the adventure-styled superyacht which emerged on December 1st.

Speaking with the yard about some of the standout features on board, Jonny Horsfield said: “SCOUT has been an exciting project for the H2 Yacht Design and Hakvoort teams. The owner’s brief called for a rugged explorer style yacht intended to look like a conversion from a commercial vessel. We gave her crisp, distinctive lines and integrated forward sloping windows. We placed the tenders on the bow, leaving them exposed to add to the utilitarian aesthetic.

There is a helideck and a forward observation lounge in addition to an expansive sun deck,” Horsfield continues. “It allows unobstructed views fore and aft which will be one of the focal points of living onboard. The whole design process was centred around a romantic idea of original ocean exploration and SCOUT’s design – inside and out – really reflects that. She’s a fantastically unique vessel.”

SCOUT is designed to cruise at 12.5 knots and will be able to reach a top speed of 14.8 knots, with an autonomous range of 4,800 nautical miles at 12 knots, ensuring that she will live up to Hakvoort’s exemplary ocean-going credentials.

On board, she accommodates eight guests across four generous staterooms on the main deck, in addition to an impressive owner’s suite that is located on the dedicated owner’s deck above. The lower deck features the crew accommodations consisting of two staff cabins and nine crew cabins. Her captain’s cabin is situated on the bridge deck.

The successful launch of SCOUT, the largest yacht to emerge from the Hakvoort shed, marks a significant milestone for the shipyard. H2 Yacht Design is looking forward to revealing details surrounding SCOUT’s interior design will once her delivery draws nearer. Until then, if you have any requests for information or images, contact Ben Roberts on

Photos courtesy of Hakvoort / Tom van Oossanen