The "HH" in HH Catamarans stands for Hudson and Hakes. Hudson Wang, from Taiwan, and Paul Hakes, from New Zealand, came together in early 2012 and set about developing a new brand, something extraordinary. The name HH has since come to represent their personal commitment to the quality and success of every boat they build.
This is a new generation of luxury high performance cruising cats - the goal here is to take multihull yachting to the next level.
- Paul Hakes, President
To put the brand to test they first created the HH42, a Grand Prix high technology racing yacht. This monohull was designed to be a race winner and was built using 100% prepreg carbon; America's Cup-style construction. And it worked. To date five boats have been built and are winning regattas world wide.
Encouraged by their success and driven by their passion, Hudson and Paul continued their pursuit for perfection, next setting their sights on creating the greatest luxury performance catamaran possible. And so the HH66 was born.
Today the HH Catamaran family includes the HH55 and the HH66, and continues to grow with our newest arrivals - the HH77, HH88 and HH48 - on the not too distant horizon.
OWNER AND FOUNDER
Hudson is the Owner and Founder of Hudson Yacht and Marine. An extremely experienced and successful manufacturer, Hudson's business enterprise includes the production of goods for many of the world's best know sporting equipment brands. In 2009 Hudson began to focus his business and manufacturing skills on his passion for boats. He established HYM and began building partnerships with world renowned brands like Gunboat, J Boats, and luxury British yacht brand, Pearl. Through these partnerships he began to work towards his personal mission - to build the world’s finest yachts for both the Asian and world markets. After many successful contract builds Hudson set his sights on developing his own brand of world class yachts, and HH Catamarans was born.
Paul is President of Hudson Yacht and Marine. He brings a wealth of experience to the operation along with a great reputation for being one of the world's leading race boat builders. His boats are known internationally for their excellence and performance. Since the late 1980s Paul has been involved in the construction of numerous America's Cup boats and round-the-world yachts. With his own company Hakes Marine New Zealand he was responsible for the construction of TP52s, Open 60s, Class 40s and numerous other Grand Prix racing yachts. Paul's first involvement with design team Morrelli & Melvin began with the construction of Steve Fossett’s 125’ maxi catamaran, Playstation, and continued with the SL33, a performance racing catamaran. Paul heads the high performance division of Hudson Yacht and Marine.