Practice Makes Perfect

R-Six Team 6601 looking stunning during practice yesterday for Les Voiles de Saint-Barth.Can’t wait to see three of these beauties on the start line tomorrow!

Photo Credit: Jacek Bonecki Photography.

Nala in the BVI

More photos from spectacular weekend at the BVI Spring Regatta. Nala improved each day, felt good about both boat and crew performance, and landed in 3rd Place overall. Next she'll face off against two sister ships R-Six and Flash in a 12+ boat fleet at Les Voiles de Saint-Barth.

Nala on the Prowl

The gang’s all here aboard Nala in Tortola. Practice starts tomorrow and the first race is Friday!

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Here is a selection of photos from last year's event.

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R-Six Atlantic Crossing

HH66-01 R-SIX just completed their third Atlantic crossing in less than two years! Here is a set of beautiful photos from the 14 day passage taken by boat captain Robert Janecki.

HH66-01 R-Six will square off against her sister ships HH66-03 Nala and HH66-05 Flash at Les Voiles de Saint-Barth next month!

Get Ready! Here Comes Team R-Six

Go Team R-Six!! The guys are in final stages of preparation aboard HH66-01 and are almost ready to make their 3rd Atlantic crossing. The team are heading back to the Caribbean for the spring regatta season and first up on the race schedule is Les Voiles de St. Barth.

Watch this space for race info and results!

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Building Utopia

 
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The fourth HH55 currently in production now has a name!

Introducing HH55-04: Utopia.

With production progressing smoothly and soft launch date not far off, we thought we'd share a few renders of Utopia's design. Hull number four will have four cabins and twin aft helms. Keen eyes will spot the new look "dodger" raised and fully removable biminis over the aft helm stations.

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HH55-04 Progress Report

Project manager Thomas Jonsson was joined by VP Bruce Livingstone for the stage two inspection aboard HH55, hull number four and things are progressing well. HH55-04 left the paint booth last week with a newly completed top coat, and is now back on the production floor.
On board HH55-04 several systems are in their final stages of installation, including the electronics and air conditioning, with the trampoline scheduled to go in at the end of the month. Overall everything is on track and looking good with plenty still to to do ahead of next month's soft launch.  

Demo Sails on Hai Feng

Wrapping up an awesome week of demo sails on Hai Feng in Ft. Lauderdale. Thanks to everyone who joined - we look forward to sailing together on your HH Cats someday soon!

Miami Boat Show 2018

The Miami Boat Show came to a close on Monday after a busy but incredibly fun week. We had a fantastic show and this year debuted our latest launch, HH55-02 'Hai Feng'. She did us proud and impressed the Miami crowds. She's currently sea trialling off the Florida coast before her happy new owners finally get to have her all to themselves.

If you weren't able to make it to Miami this year, here are some beautiful interior shots of 'Hai Feng', plus a walk-through video made by our friend Wiley Sharpe.

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New President and Director of Sales

Hudson Yacht Group Names Chris Doscher President and Director of Sales.

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February 10, 2018 - Hudson Yacht Group has named competitive sailor, experienced pilot, successful entrepreneur and marine industry veteran Chris Doscher, president and director of sales.

Chris Doscher is a graduate of Kent State University where he studied Aviation Management. His first love was of sailing, and he grew up sailing on Barnegat Bay at Island Heights Yacht Club. Driven by his appetite for excellence in competition, he participated in the 1980, 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympic campaigns in the 470 class. Still seeking the thrill of competitive sailboat racing, he co-owned and campaigned Mumm 30 Xisled with Barry Carroll and Mark Ploch. From 2000 to 2004, he owned and campaigned his Farr 40 named “Twisted” earning multiple wins including trophies in the Southern Ocean Racing Conference (SORC). From 2004 to 2012, Doscher raced on “Titan” with Tom and Dottie Hill from San Juan as the main trimmer and helmsman. All of this was just for fun in his “spare time." Chris Doscher began his private aviation charter company in 1986 which grew to employ over 400 professionals with a fleet of 40 jets worldwide. He sold the company in 2000 to Berkshire Hathaway. Longing to conquer new challenges in the marine world, Chris Doscher became the sailboat sales manager for Beneteau in North America.

“We are fortunate to have someone with Chris’ entrepreneurial spirit, experience, relationships, knowledge, drive and passion for sailing leading Hudson Yacht Group,” said Hudson Yacht Group founder and CEO Hudson Wang.

“I am humbled by this opportunity to be part of a first-class organization with proven professionals building and bringing to market a fast, luxurious and truly remarkable product offering. This is evidenced by multiple Boat of the Year awards from SAIL Magazine, Cruising World Magazine and Sailing World Magazine in 2018.  I believe my past experiences are a culmination of preparation to lead Hudson Yacht Group in becoming a greater influence in the marine industry worldwide,” Chris said.

Hudson Yacht Group offers semi-custom and production yachts unlike anything on the market thanks to an unmatched combination of strengths including an award winning design group, a master boat building team, the credibility and longevity of a manufacturing powerhouse, and an intricate network of the world's best sales and service professionals.

IT'S UNANIMOUS!

3 From 3! HH Catamarans gets the highest accolades from the USA marine industry peers.

Sailing World votes HH66 Best Multihull and awards her Boat of the Year, 2018!  This is the third award in as many weeks with Sail Magazine awarding HH66 Best Large Multihull 50ft and above, Cruising World giving Best Cruising Catamaran to HH55 and now this tremendous award from Sailing World. What an honor! The verdict is unanimous.

For more details on these award-winning boats, why industry leaders and so excited about them, where you can test sail one for yourself and why you should make an HH Catamaran your next project, get in touch with us today.

A huge thank you once again to everyone involved, to the Yacht World judges, and to our industry partners and friends, and the generous and supportive owner of HH66-05 Flash.

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HH55 - BOAT OF THE YEAR

We are thrilled to announce that the HH55 has been named Best Cruising Catamaran by Cruising World Magazine in the 2018 Boat of the Year awards!

CW's Herb McCormick summed it up nicely, "I think the HH is a very, very strong boat in this category. I think it’s a very, very strong boat in the whole market of cruising sailboats. I believe something new is, if not being invented here, is being developed and pushed further than ever before.”

“These guys deserve recognition,” said Boat of the Year judge Bill Bolin, “They’ve done a fabulous job with this boat. It truly is a couples boat, as proven by the owners who were aboard. The construction is as high-rate as we saw on any other entry this year. To me, I think it’s the class winner.”

Big thanks to the CW judges and to our industry partners and friends, and of course to the ever gracious and supportive owners of HH5501.

Multihull of the Year

 

Vote in Multihulls World Magazine's
first ever people's choice
MULTIHULL of the YEAR 2018.

 

Click HERE to vote for:
HH55 - Best Multihull Over 50 Feet.

 

LEAVING CHINA

HH55-02 Hai Feng completed sea trials and commissioning last week. She was delivered to the shipping port, hauled out and is now ready to be wrapped and packed. She is scheduled to ship early next month.

Well done once again to the HH team for their incredible work. Hai Feng is a beautiful boat and a stunning addition to the quickly growing HH Catamaran fleet.

We will next see Hai Feng in the new year in Miami, Florida and you will be able to see her for yourself at the Miami Boat show starting February 15th 2018!

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South Bound

The Southerly migration has begun with HH66-05 FLASH sailing from Annapolis to the Exumas in the Bahamas last week. The six day delivery was a blast; light and easy conditions across the gulf stream followed by a 48-hour downwind sleigh ride with 25 kts on the port quarter. Under double reef and staysail, FLASH hurled down the faces of 6-8ft waves with sustained speeds in the high teens and low twenties and a top speed of 27.9kts. Once in the Exumas, FLASH got in a good upwind workout, sailing from Cat Island to Great Exuma with 30kts TWS on the nose. On arrival in Emerald Bay, boat and crew were warmly welcomed by the friendly Bahamian people, and delighted by the sights, sounds and flavors of the islands.

FLASH is the first of five HH Catamarans planning to sail south this winter. Of the 66s R-SIX and Nala will join Flash, along with the two 55s, Minnehaha and Hai Feng, and all expected to eventually converge in the Caribbean in late February. A number of regattas and social events are filling the calendar - we can't wait to see the HH fleet together in full force!