HH66-05 in the Spraybooth

HH66-05 is in the spray booth right now receiving the final touches of her top coat. Due to be completed later this month, for now here is a sneak peek at 66-05's hull color.

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New Year, New Destinations

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:

Newsletter - December 2016

NEXT LEVEL

HH Catamarans' newest 66, 'Nala', launched this month in Xiamen. HH66-03 is the lightest 66 to date, and sports a taller mast and longer longeron than her previous sisterships. Nala will be headed for the Caribbean later this winter, with a packed itinerary that includes a number of regattas. We can't wait to see what this yacht will do on the racecourse! Sea trials are complete and the yacht is being prepared for shipping to the US. Check out a quick clip of Nala flying a hull, and keep an eye on our Facebook page for behind-the-scenes looks as the world's newest and, quite possibly, most turbocharged luxury cruising cat makes her way home.

HH Catamarans' newest 66, 'Nala', launched this month in Xiamen. HH66-03 is the lightest 66 to date, and sports a taller mast and longer longeron than her previous sisterships. Nala will be headed for the Caribbean later this winter, with a packed itinerary that includes a number of regattas. We can't wait to see what this yacht will do on the racecourse! Sea trials are complete and the yacht is being prepared for shipping to the US. Check out a quick clip of Nala flying a hull, and keep an eye on our Facebook page for behind-the-scenes looks as the world's newest and, quite possibly, most turbocharged luxury cruising cat makes her way home.

SOON TO LAUNCH

HH Catamarans is thrilled to share the latest progress on the HH55. The Ethereal Blue exterior top coat is complete and the interior fit out is well underway. System checks are underway in the test pool, mast stepping and rigging are scheduled for later in the month and launch and sea trials are scheduled for January. Best laid plans have this powder blue beauty delivering in time to catch the tail-end of the Caribbean season this spring - stay tuned.

HH Catamarans is thrilled to share the latest progress on the HH55. The Ethereal Blue exterior top coat is complete and the interior fit out is well underway. System checks are underway in the test pool, mast stepping and rigging are scheduled for later in the month and launch and sea trials are scheduled for January. Best laid plans have this powder blue beauty delivering in time to catch the tail-end of the Caribbean season this spring - stay tuned.

STATESIDE

Hudson Yacht Group recently announced the establishment of its new US headquarters. Spearheaded by HYG sales manager Dan Sammis, the new Sales and Service Center is located in beautiful Jupiter, Florida. The Jupiter office will serve as the epicenter for sales and marketing efforts in North America and Europe, as well as the hub for service and warranty for all of HYG's six brands. For HH Catamaran owners making their annual US/Caribbean migration, the East Coast base will provide an excellent stopover point. Interested in talking to Dan about your next boat? Drop him a line.

Hudson Yacht Group recently announced the establishment of its new US headquarters. Spearheaded by HYG sales manager Dan Sammis, the new Sales and Service Center is located in beautiful Jupiter, Florida. The Jupiter office will serve as the epicenter for sales and marketing efforts in North America and Europe, as well as the hub for service and warranty for all of HYG's six brands. For HH Catamaran owners making their annual US/Caribbean migration, the East Coast base will provide an excellent stopover point. Interested in talking to Dan about your next boat? Drop him a line.

CARIBBEAN BOUND

After crushing the competition at the Multihull Cup in Mallorca in September, HH66-01 is looking forward to continuing the trend in the Caribbean this winter. Adding to the excitement, HH66-03 will be joining the action as well. We can't wait to see the 66s lined up against the notoriously competitive high performance multihull fleet. First up on the schedule is the Caribbean 600, in which R-SIX will face the always formidable Elvis, followed by the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, where at least seven high flying performance cruising cats are expected to duke it out over three days of racing. Hold on to your hats people, this is going to be fun! Make sure to stay tuned to Facebook, where we'll bring you live action from every event.

After crushing the competition at the Multihull Cup in Mallorca in September, HH66-01 is looking forward to continuing the trend in the Caribbean this winter. Adding to the excitement, HH66-03 will be joining the action as well. We can't wait to see the 66s lined up against the notoriously competitive high performance multihull fleet. First up on the schedule is the Caribbean 600, in which R-SIX will face the always formidable Elvis, followed by the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, where at least seven high flying performance cruising cats are expected to duke it out over three days of racing. Hold on to your hats people, this is going to be fun! Make sure to stay tuned to Facebook, where we'll bring you live action from every event.

STACKING THE ROSTER

We are excited to introduce HH Catamaran's newest recruit, Thomas Jonsson. Thomas brings nearly 30 years of industry experience to his new position as HH55 project manager. Tom's 30-year career has spanned the globe and included a multitude of roles including captain, engineer, owner's rep and project manager. Thomas has tackled all aspects of boatbuilding including mechanical and electrical system design and installation, composite work, joinery and rigging. He's worked on extensive projects, including the refits of the Tango 60, 'Martha Mercedes' and the super yacht 'Mari Cha III', and three semi-custom new builds of luxury yachts ranging from 60 to 100 feet. Tom's vast experience equates to an almost-innate understanding of boatbuilding methods and a keen appreciation for quality workmanship. Tom's high standards and project management skills are complemented by his on-water acumen. Alongside commissioning skipper Chris Bailet, Tom will play a role in commissioning, delivery and warranty service as the HH Catamaran fleet continues to grow. Visit the HYG website to learn more about Tom and the rest of the team.

We are excited to introduce HH Catamaran's newest recruit, Thomas Jonsson. Thomas brings nearly 30 years of industry experience to his new position as HH55 project manager. Tom's 30-year career has spanned the globe and included a multitude of roles including captain, engineer, owner's rep and project manager. Thomas has tackled all aspects of boatbuilding including mechanical and electrical system design and installation, composite work, joinery and rigging. He's worked on extensive projects, including the refits of the Tango 60, 'Martha Mercedes' and the super yacht 'Mari Cha III', and three semi-custom new builds of luxury yachts ranging from 60 to 100 feet. Tom's vast experience equates to an almost-innate understanding of boatbuilding methods and a keen appreciation for quality workmanship. Tom's high standards and project management skills are complemented by his on-water acumen. Alongside commissioning skipper Chris Bailet, Tom will play a role in commissioning, delivery and warranty service as the HH Catamaran fleet continues to grow. Visit the HYG website to learn more about Tom and the rest of the team.

MIAMI HEAT

HH Catamarans will make its US debut with HH66-03 on display at the Strictly Sail Miami show February 16-20. HH principals Hudson Wang and Paul Hakes will be joined by Gino Morrelli and other members of the HH team to share in the excitement of introducing this incredible yacht to the US market. Want to get in on the action? Contact us today to schedule your onboard appointment and ensure dedicated time with a member of our team.

HH Catamarans will make its US debut with HH66-03 on display at the Strictly Sail Miami show February 16-20. HH principals Hudson Wang and Paul Hakes will be joined by Gino Morrelli and other members of the HH team to share in the excitement of introducing this incredible yacht to the US market. Want to get in on the action? Contact us today to schedule your onboard appointment and ensure dedicated time with a member of our team.

International Yachting Press Visit Xiamen

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!

HH66-03 Sea Trials Commence

The much anticipated HH66-03 Nala began sea trials this week in Xiamen. Rigging and structures all look good - spins and reachers coming soon!

HH66-03 Launches in Xiamen

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!

STEPPING UP

We stepped the mast on HH66-03 'Nala' yesterday. The gold top coat on HH66-03 looks great and her striking red bottom paint is going to be extra eye popping when she flies a hull! We are super excited to begin sea trials later this month.

Night Fury Prepares for Departure

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!

HH55 - A First Look

HH55-01 left the paint booth last week with her new and gleaming sky-blue hull. She's now undergoing final fitout before hitting the test pool next month.

2016 Multihull Cup Regatta Video

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:

Newsletter - November 2016

FLIBS

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show started yesterday. We invite you to join company President Paul Hakes, Dan Sammis and other members of the HYM sales team at the show, November 03 - 07. We will have the Hudson Powercat HPC48 on display as well as a scale model of the HH Catamarans HH88. Contact us to secure your dedicated time at the show with Paul or Dan!

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show started yesterday. We invite you to join company President Paul Hakes, Dan Sammis and other members of the HYM sales team at the show, November 03 - 07. We will have the Hudson Powercat HPC48 on display as well as a scale model of the HH Catamarans HH88. Contact us to secure your dedicated time at the show with Paul or Dan!

MULTIHULL CUP CHAMPS!

The first Multihull Cup Regatta was held in September in Mallorca with HH66-01 R-SIX taking 1st overall! A six boat fleet sailed an exciting three race regatta with R-SIX claiming 1st in two out of three races and finishing 1st overall. Great crew work, smart tactics, and super efficient upwind performance contributed to R-SIX's success. Huge congratulations and thanks go out to everyone who helped make it a great event. We couldn't be more proud or excited about these results, and can't wait to see what the future holds for R-SIX and the rest of the future HH fleet! Check out a full gallery in our news page.

The first Multihull Cup Regatta was held in September in Mallorca with HH66-01 R-SIX taking 1st overall! A six boat fleet sailed an exciting three race regatta with R-SIX claiming 1st in two out of three races and finishing 1st overall. Great crew work, smart tactics, and super efficient upwind performance contributed to R-SIX's success. Huge congratulations and thanks go out to everyone who helped make it a great event. We couldn't be more proud or excited about these results, and can't wait to see what the future holds for R-SIX and the rest of the future HH fleet! Check out a full gallery in our news page.

CUSTOM FIT

Progress continues on the HH66 line. With 66-02's sea trials complete, the owner and crew are working with the HH Team to prepare her for delivery to Thailand later this month. 66-03 hit the test pool last week and will undergo thorough systems checks and final finishing before beginning sea trials in a few weeks. Constant innovation and customization mean each of the HH66 catamarans is unique. To illustrate this we invite you to take a closer look at the super light, turbo charged HH66-03 or HH66-05, the central helm version with tiller steering, carbon sculpted bucket seats and flush cabin top. Click the links above to see the detailed specifications for each boat and stay up-to-date with the build process for each!

Progress continues on the HH66 line. With 66-02's sea trials complete, the owner and crew are working with the HH Team to prepare her for delivery to Thailand later this month. 66-03 hit the test pool last week and will undergo thorough systems checks and final finishing before beginning sea trials in a few weeks.
Constant innovation and customization mean each of the HH66 catamarans is unique. To illustrate this we invite you to take a closer look at the super light, turbo charged HH66-03 or HH66-05, the central helm version with tiller steering, carbon sculpted bucket seats and flush cabin top. Click the links above to see the detailed specifications for each boat and stay up-to-date with the build process for each!

THAT'S THE SPIRIT!

The 10th Annual China Cup International Regatta was held in Shenzhen, China in late October. The event was host to this year's Sailing Spirit Grand Ceremony. HH Catamarans HH66 received the award for "Best Sailing Yacht of Year" and HYM company founder Hudson Wang was on hand to receive the award. We couldn't be more proud to have such a huge honor bestowed on a brand new yacht! Congratulations to Hudson and the entire HH Team for all their hard work. Well done everyone!

The 10th Annual China Cup International Regatta was held in Shenzhen, China in late October. The event was host to this year's Sailing Spirit Grand Ceremony. HH Catamarans HH66 received the award for "Best Sailing Yacht of Year" and HYM company founder Hudson Wang was on hand to receive the award. We couldn't be more proud to have such a huge honor bestowed on a brand new yacht! Congratulations to Hudson and the entire HH Team for all their hard work. Well done everyone!

Sailing Spirit Grand Ceremony

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!

Night Fury - Sea Trials

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.

R-SIX Wins Multihulls Cup 2016

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.

46th Annual Newport International Boat Show - Final Day

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 sales@hhcatamarans.com to schedule a meeting.
We look forward to seeing you there today.

46th Annual Newport International Boat Show

Newport Boat Show

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 sales@hhcatamarans.com 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.

Newsletter - September 2016

HH Catamarans

YACHTING EVOLVED

HH66-01 in the Med HH Catamarans' first hull, R-SIX, has enjoyed an active first season, cruising the beautiful blue waters of the Med with family and friends. Next, R-SIX will pack in a busy fall - making her official world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival and then sailing immediately to Mallorca to compete in her first regatta, the Multihull Cup. Afterwards she'll head to Malta where she'll try her hand in the Middle Sea Race, and finally she'll round out the year with a transatlantic crossing in November. An ambitious schedule for an inspiring yacht and team - we want to thank the R-SIX owner and crew for their passion and tenacity, and for believing in our vision from the very beginning!

HH66-01 in the Med HH Catamarans' first hull, R-SIX, has enjoyed an active first season, cruising the beautiful blue waters of the Med with family and friends. Next, R-SIX will pack in a busy fall - making her official world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival and then sailing immediately to Mallorca to compete in her first regatta, the Multihull Cup. Afterwards she'll head to Malta where she'll try her hand in the Middle Sea Race, and finally she'll round out the year with a transatlantic crossing in November. An ambitious schedule for an inspiring yacht and team - we want to thank the R-SIX owner and crew for their passion and tenacity, and for believing in our vision from the very beginning!

I CANNES BELIEVE IT!

Join us in Cannes HH Catamarans will make its official debut with HH66-01 on display at the Cannes Yachting Festival September 6-11. HH Principals Hudson Wang and Paul Hakes will be joined by Gino Morrelli and other members of the HH crew to celebrate the momentous occasion. Want to be a part of the excitement? Contact us today to schedule your onboard appointment and ensure dedicated time with a member of our team. We can't wait to share this incredible boat with you! 

Join us in Cannes HH Catamarans will make its official debut with HH66-01 on display at the Cannes Yachting Festival September 6-11. HH Principals Hudson Wang and Paul Hakes will be joined by Gino Morrelli and other members of the HH crew to celebrate the momentous occasion. Want to be a part of the excitement? Contact us today to schedule your onboard appointment and ensure dedicated time with a member of our team. We can't wait to share this incredible boat with you! 

NEWPORT

Can't Make Cannes? HH Catamarans will also be exhibiting in the US at the Newport International Boat Show September 15-18 and the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis October 6-10. Though we won't have a boat present, Paul, Gino and other team members will be on-hand to share photo, video and first hand accounts of our onboard experiences so far. Want to be one of the first to see and sail the HH66 in the US? Drop by our booth at Newport or Annapolis to learn about sneak peak opportunities taking place early next year!

Can't Make Cannes? HH Catamarans will also be exhibiting in the US at the Newport International Boat Show September 15-18 and the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis October 6-10. Though we won't have a boat present, Paul, Gino and other team members will be on-hand to share photo, video and first hand accounts of our onboard experiences so far. Want to be one of the first to see and sail the HH66 in the US? Drop by our booth at Newport or Annapolis to learn about sneak peak opportunities taking place early next year!

MULTIHULL CUP MALLORCA

The Multihull Cup HH Catamarans is proud to be participating in the inaugural edition of the Multihull Cup. In response to limited racing options in the Med, the event organizers have created the ideal big cat regatta. The event will be held on the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca September 15-18, and participation is open to performance cruising cats over 50'. HH66-01 R-SIX will line up against several cats of similar pedigree for her racing debut, with HH designer Gino Morrelli joining the crew for what is sure to be an incredible weekend of racing and shoreside fun. We'll be covering the event live from Mallorca on Facebook, with photo, video, interviews and real-time commentary from the racecourse. 

The Multihull Cup HH Catamarans is proud to be participating in the inaugural edition of the Multihull Cup. In response to limited racing options in the Med, the event organizers have created the ideal big cat regatta. The event will be held on the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca September 15-18, and participation is open to performance cruising cats over 50'. HH66-01 R-SIX will line up against several cats of similar pedigree for her racing debut, with HH designer Gino Morrelli joining the crew for what is sure to be an incredible weekend of racing and shoreside fun. We'll be covering the event live from Mallorca on Facebook, with photo, video, interviews and real-time commentary from the racecourse. 

HH66-02

Ready to Launch Just four months after our first launch, the HYM production team is putting the finishing touches on HH66-02. Sporting an almost identical topside appearance to 66-01, the fraternal twin sister ship looks drastically different below deck. Launch is scheduled for early September, with the full reveal expected by month's end. Follow along on Facebook, and contact us to discuss specifications and options for your dream HH66!

Ready to Launch Just four months after our first launch, the HYM production team is putting the finishing touches on HH66-02. Sporting an almost identical topside appearance to 66-01, the fraternal twin sister ship looks drastically different below deck. Launch is scheduled for early September, with the full reveal expected by month's end. Follow along on Facebook, and contact us to discuss specifications and options for your dream HH66!

NEW FACES

New Recruits! Hudson Yacht & Marine is proud to introduce the newest members of our team. Bruce Livingston and Warren Muir have joined HYM as VP of Production and Research and Development Manager, respectively. Bruce comes from an extensive background in Operations Management, formerly overseeing such projects as Grand Banks, Vicem Yachts, and Little Harbor Custom Yachts. His project and production management skills and high energy attitude are a welcome addition to the HH Management team. A veteran naval architect, Warren's extensive design portfolio includes multiple Morrelli & Melvin projects, including the MM65 and the Gunboat90. Warren will impart invaluable experience from conceptual stages throughout the entire build process as he leads the HH in-house design department. Welcome aboard!

New Recruits! Hudson Yacht & Marine is proud to introduce the newest members of our team. Bruce Livingston and Warren Muir have joined HYM as VP of Production and Research and Development Manager, respectively. Bruce comes from an extensive background in Operations Management, formerly overseeing such projects as Grand Banks, Vicem Yachts, and Little Harbor Custom Yachts. His project and production management skills and high energy attitude are a welcome addition to the HH Management team. A veteran naval architect, Warren's extensive design portfolio includes multiple Morrelli & Melvin projects, including the MM65 and the Gunboat90. Warren will impart invaluable experience from conceptual stages throughout the entire build process as he leads the HH in-house design department. Welcome aboard!

FIRST 55

First 55 HH Catamarans is thrilled to share the latest progress on our newest offering, the HH55. The exterior is currently being prepped for paint and interior fit out is well underway. Best laid plans have this fantastic yacht in the water early next year, not quite in time to join 66-03 for our US debut at the Strictly Sail Miami show in February, but hopefully early enough to make the tail end of the Caribbean season for some racing action and fun in the sun - stay tuned!

First 55 HH Catamarans is thrilled to share the latest progress on our newest offering, the HH55. The exterior is currently being prepped for paint and interior fit out is well underway. Best laid plans have this fantastic yacht in the water early next year, not quite in time to join 66-03 for our US debut at the Strictly Sail Miami show in February, but hopefully early enough to make the tail end of the Caribbean season for some racing action and fun in the sun - stay tuned!

HH6601 Arrives in Cannes

The R-SIX team has arrived in Cannes! After a lovely three day delivery from Valencia, yacht and crew are safely and happily at anchor just outside the harbor. Enjoy a few photos from the delivery, and don't forget to contact us today to schedule your appointment onboard during the show!