Royal Huisman World Cruiser 78

Now available in auction.

Opening bid will start at $100,000 USD

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Sparrow’s build quality is amongst the best in the world.  Her design is as respected now or more so, as it was in 1988.  The interiors could not be better thought out and comfortable.  The thought and details that have gone into Sparrow is such a pleasure to see and enjoy.  We can confidently say she will continue to be enjoyed and admired generations to come.

Currently, Sparrow is stored at the well respected service and build yard of Lyman-Morse in Thomaston, Maine.  With a small airport only ten minutes away and Boston only 3 hours drive, any interested yachtsman should come to see her.  The family of this vessel is very invested in having Sparrow carry on with someone who will love and enjoy her the way they have.



  • loa 76'3"
  • lwl 60'3"
  • beam 19'5"
  • draft 9'8"
  • designed by Ron Holland
  • builder Royal Huisman Shipyard
  • model World Cruiser
  • year 1988
  • configuration 3 cabins, 3 heads
  • location Thomaston, Maine
  • boat engine Mercedes Benz OM 407
  • horsepower 200 HP



Sparrow’s main salon can host a big group for dinner, games or any sort of socializing.  There is a large wrap around  settee with large table and added two chairs.  With the high head room and port lights the lighting is bright and warm.  


Sparrow’s galley is a long L shape on the starboard side slightly aft of the main salon.  It starts with a wonderful raised bar for three.  The counter tops are parquet teak.  There is both inboard and out board cabinets for ample galley storage.  The galley is outfitted with a dishwasher, four burner propane stove and large upright refer.  There is a varnished black caulked teak sole throughout.

  • Bosch S 531 dishwasher
  • Miele Induction 4 burner stove and oven


The entire cabin is finished with classic rounded satin varnished teak.  The owner’s cabin is located in the aft section of the vessel.  You enter through the galley on the starboard side.  There are drawers and hanging lockers immediately on starboard. Continuing aft on starboard there is a single berth.  The owner’s queen size berth is on the port side.  Due to the raised house the owner’s stateroom has some great light both aft, on the sides and overhead.  Forward of the owner’s berth is the head and separate shower


Two mirroring guest cabins forward of the salon and nav. station.  Both have upper and lower single berths and both have mirroring heads forwards.


Located mid-ships on the port side the captain’s quarters has its own head and shower, hanging locker and drawers.  The berth is elevated above the washer and dryer.  Appropriately, fitted with electronic repeaters to monitor vessel’s speed, depth, bearing, etc.  The cabin has a opening hull port as well as cabin windows.  Lots and lots of the to keep the captain alert.


  • Rondal Rollaway mast
  • Rondal Hydrofurl units for forestay and cutterstay
  • Navtec rodrigging
  • Main: Reckmann 120 sq/m
  • Yankee: Reckmann 120 sq/m
  • Staysail: Reckmann
  • Genoa: P-Line 185 sq/m
  • MPS: North 380 sq/m

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Scott Layton