HH66-02 'Night Fury' departed from Xiamen last month and, after a 36 hour journey, arrived in Hong Kong just in time for the new year celebrations and a very impressive firework display. Originally scheduled for a transfer to Phuket, Thailand, Hong Kong was later chosen and it was certainly a fitting first destination for Night Fury's maiden voyage. Talk about a welcoming party! Hong Kong sure knows how to put on a show!
They encountered 4m swells along the way, but other than a few rough seas, the journey went well. From the HH team; Paul Hakes, Sebastian Dorckel, Jan Rossa, Thomas Jonsson, Jeff Lin and Taka Wung all joined the owner's crew onboard for the transfer.
Night Fury will spend another day in Hong Kong before making her way north to Taiwan.
Here are a few photos from the transfer to Hong Kong from Jeff Lin:
Just in time for Christmas, HH66-03 is wrapped and ready for delivery. Wishing her owners, and all of our clients, friends and partners, a very happy holiday season and smooth sailing in the new year.
SOON TO LAUNCH
STACKING THE ROSTER
We were thrilled to welcome two members of the international yachting press, Zuzana Prochazka and Bill Springer, to Xiamen last week. While here they witnessed the soft launch of 55-01 and experienced some high flying action aboard 66-02 with Paul Hakes and Gino Morrelli. Enjoy the photos from sea trials below, and stay tuned for the first-hand accounts of their visit in the coming months!
Sea trials aboard HH66-03 'Nala' continued this week. Over the weekend we had her flying a hull at 20+ knots. A thrilled Bruce Livingston (VP) caught it all on camera, complete with his lively commentary! Go Nala!
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest HH Catamaran, HH66-03! Nala launched over the weekend and is now tucked away in her slip at Xiangshan Marina where she'll be based for sea trials and final finishing over the next two weeks. Enjoy the photos from launch day, and stay tuned for footage from sea trials in the coming days!
HH66-02 is nearly ready to sail off over the horizon. Though we'll be sad to see her go, we couldn't be more excited for her owners as they set out on a great adventure. The next time we see this boat, she'll be cruising the idyllic islands of the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea. We took the opportunity to grab a few interior shots during a gorgeous sunset a few evenings back as the team prepared the boat for final acceptance. Fair Winds, Night Fury!
We're still reeling from the excitement and joy surrounding R-SIX's 1st place finish at the Multihull Cup in Mallorca in September. It truly was a great event and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the racing and camaraderie. Check out the recently released event video HERE to relive the fun!
Special thanks again to the event organizers and filmmaker Ugo Fonollá.
A few still shots from the film:
MULTIHULL CUP CHAMPS!
THAT'S THE SPIRIT!
The 10th China Cup International Regatta, held in Daya Bay, Shenzhen, finishes today and an awards ceremony took place there over the weekend. Our very own HH66 received an award for "Best Sailing Yacht of Year” at the Sailing Spirit Grand Ceremony and HYM company founder Hudson Wang was there to collect the award. Congratulations to Hudson and everyone at HH Catamarans for winning this award. Well done guys!
HH66-02 'Night Fury' completed her first day of sea trials since the region was hit by Typhoon Meranti last week. She weathered the storm unscathed and yesterday the HH team spent the day back out on the water re-tuning the rig and checking everything was running smoothly.
Sea trials will continue tomorrow.
Wow! An unbelievable finish to an outstanding event, R-SIX took line honors on the final day of racing and clinched 1st place overall. Great crew work, smart tactics, and super efficient upwind performance contributed to R-SIX's best day yet. Congratulations to the owner and the R-SIX team, and to everyone who believed in and supported the project. This is only the beginning - we are so proud and excited for the future!
Paul Hakes said "Brilliant job everyone. Congratulations to owner Robert, (naval architect) Gino and all the crew at HH Catamarans, Hudson Yachts and Morrelli and Melvin. We have proved the R-Six performance, now sit back and enjoy the luxury....I am so happy for us all. We are CHAMPIONS!"
Click here to read the full regatta report with daily race breakdowns from Gino Morrelli.
Today is the last day of the 46th Annual Newport International Boat Show. Will you be attending? HH Catamarans would like to invite you aboard the magnificent Grand Prix racing yacht HH42, a no compromise race yacht built from 100% high temperature carbon prepreg'. She is a fantastic example of the composite technology that goes into all HH catamarans.
If you would like to talk with Paul Hakes and the HH sales team be sure to contact us at email@example.com to schedule a meeting.
We look forward to seeing you there today.
HH Catamarans will be attending the 46th Annual Newport International Boat Show and will have models of the HH55, HH66 and HH88 on display.
If you are attending and would like to talk with Paul Hakes and the HH sales seam be sure to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule a meeting.
The show starts on Thursday 15th September and finishes on Sunday 18th at Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, Newport RI, 02840.
We look forward to seeing you there.