King of the rigs Scott Gray (pictured above) from Rigging Projects Ltd in search of Utopia. He joins the HH team here in China and will be stepping the mast in HH55-04 (named Utopia) this week. Launch day is next week. Watch this space for more news and sea trials action coming soon.
Contact: Chris Doscher
With the OC50, HH Catamarans Announces their newest line of sailing catamarans, the HH Oceans Series, further expanding their catalogue of industry leading, award winning yachts.
HH Catamarans announced this month their new line of catamarans designed for world touring and bay living. They will be built by Hudson Yacht Group, builders of HH Catamarans and Hudson Powercat, at their state-of-the-art production facility in Xiamen.
“As has come to be expected from Hudson Yacht Group,” says HYG’s new company President, Chris Doscher, “exceptional build quality and beautiful finish will be standard throughout. The HH Oceans Series catamarans will take you touring in style, offer luxury living and remain strong and powerful and simple to helm."
The HH Ocean’s Series will be ultra-modern, e-glass cruising catamarans, built strong, elegant and safe, with sailing systems perfectly tailored for ease of use. These catamarans will be aimed at an audience familiar with the award winning, all carbon HH Catamarans, who want a cruising focused vessel from the same industry leading designers and builders as HH Catamarans.
The first design ready to go into production will be the OC50. This catamaran features a very spacious general arrangement. The large saloon offers a generous sized galley to starboard with an L-shaped counter. Ample seating around a large dining table and a dedicated navigation station to port with cold storage and an L-shaped sofa forward. Standard options include a three or four cabin layout with master suite in the port hull aft.
Deck layout and sailing systems have been designed with the owner in mind. The OC50 will have a single helm station with raised bimini starboard aft, that will provide excellent visibility and allow the helmsman total sail control. All HH Oceans Series catamarans will have fixed keels allowing the boat to comfortably navigate shallow waters.
The design brief for the HH Ocean Series allows for significant cost reduction in comparison to the all-carbon HH Catamarans models. Composite sandwich construction with e-glass, rather than carbon fibre, hull and deck will be standard, with all high load areas reinforced with carbon fibre.
For more detailed information, including specification and pricing, contact the HH Catamaran sales team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HH Catamarans are built by Hudson Yacht Group at their wholly-owned, state-of-the-art production facility in Xiamen, China. Hudson Yacht Group delivers innovative yachts with unmatched pedigree, craftsmanship and performance.
From SailWorld.com: Antigua Sailing Week 2018
In the Multihull Class, Robert Szustkowski's HH66 R-SIX has been on impressive form, scoring three bullets and taking line honours in every race. Besides racing one of the world's fastest ocean-going multihulls, Robert also enjoys motor racing and has taken part in multiple Trans-Siberian and Paris-Dakar Rallies. Robert Szustkowski, founder of the Orimari R-Six Foundation has kindly donated laptop computers and IT department equipment to Cobbs Cross Primary school in Antigua as a show of his appreciation to Antigua Sailing Week.
"We love fast and extreme conditions," commented Szustkowski. "Half of the team at Antigua Sailing Week are from motor sport and the others are top sailors, but we all love adrenalin. In R-SIX, 25 knots is a little bit scary and this week has been even more thrilling than the rallies! We are back for the second year because the weather is great and there are nice people at the regatta and all over Antigua."
We are so proud to have these guys representing the HH Catamarans family!
R-Six has taken a commanding lead at Antigua Sailing Week with a 2nd and two 1sts after three days of racing. Awesome photos from on and off the water by Jacek Bonecki. Enjoy the lay day and best luck for a strong finish guys!
A phenomenal ending to a spectacular regatta, with the multihull fleet sending it around a punishing 28nm course in wet and wild conditions. HH66-05 Flash finished strong after overcoming a week-long learning curve with a 1st place bullet, narrowly beating HH66-01 R-Six by 13 seconds on corrected. While sweet for Flash, that 13 second deficit landed R-Six in 2nd on the day and tied with Flow for 1st overall, with the tie-breaker going in Flow’s favor. HH6603 Nala scored 5th place on the day, and was able to hold on to 3rd place overall.
Full race results can be found here:
Congratulations to all the competitors on an excellent regatta, and a huge thanks to Les Voiles de Saint-Barth and the beautiful people of St. Barths for putting on an amazingly fun and well run event after enduring a difficult year.
We're already looking forward to being back for next year's edition. Merci beacoup, au revoir!
As we get closer to the Les Voiles de St. Barth and the big HH66 match-up next month, here's an action footage compilation from HH66-01 to wet your appitite - taken during last spring's regatta season.
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!
Meanwhile, somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean...
R-Six Team 6601 are currently embarking on their third Atlantic crossing, Caribbean bound and with Les Voiles de St Barths firmly in their sights!
Watch the video below for some on-board action. Plenty more to come.
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!
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.
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.
In case you missed last month's Yachting World that featured a 24 page Multihull Special, here are the pages again that featured HH Catamarans.
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.