HH55-01 Launches

HH55-01 named 'Miniehaha' finally launched this week and, in the foot steps of her bigger HH66 sisters, made her way from the boat yard to the Marina. Work will continue as final preparations are made for sea trials, due to commence this weekend. Congratulations to everyone bringing this amazing boat to realization.

Watch this space for the first sailing shots of this impressive boat.

ANNOUNCING THE ALL NEW HH48

HH Catamarans announces its newest model, the HH48, adding to its line of luxury, performance, carbon fiber cruising catamarans.

Jupiter, Florida, February 02, 2017

HH Catamarans announced the newest addition in their new line of luxury, performance, carbon fiber cruising cats Thursday. Renowned naval architects Morrelli and Melvin will lead the design team and the yacht will be built by Hudson Yacht Group at its state-of-the-art production facility in Xiamen.

The HH48 will fill a void in the semi-custom high performance catamaran market - a robustly built, blue water capable, fast cruiser with intelligent yet simple systems ideally suited for the owner-operator. The 48 will adhere to HH Catamarans’ core philosophies: advanced design, lightweight construction and luxurious finish, but will aim to reach a slightly different audience. For the sailor who’s serious about safety, speed, comfort, technology and style, the HH48 will offer the best of all worlds in a compact, easy-to-manage package.

“I’m excited,” HH President Paul Hakes said, “we’ve been working through the conceptual stages of design for quite some time now. We feel the HH48 will appeal to discerning sailors that have been wanting an easier-to-manage bluewater catamaran with the quality of design and construction that make a great enduring yacht. Although smaller than the HH55, the living space inside is still plentiful. This remains a big volume boat with excellent payload capacity, meaning that even when fully loaded for world touring this boat will still perform to expectations. We have at least five prospects who have expressed serious interest in a slightly smaller, simpler version of our HH cats that can be run without crew. The HH48 will retain the best features and benefits of our existing models but will widen our market base by offering a top quality product that’s currently not available elsewhere."

Deck layout and sailing systems have been designed with the owner operator in mind. Dual helm stations aft provide excellent visibility and allow the helmsman total sail control from either side of the boat. Push button mainsheet and self-tacking jib are standard. For those who wish to optimize performance, a powerful 520 sqft overlapping solent is optional. All line handling is done from the helm stations, opening up the rest of the boat for living space. Future development will provide a new deck and interior layout, allowing for the option of a forward helm station, a popular option which allows for total boat operation from the safety and comfort of the saloon. Like in the larger HH models, the HH48 will have curved “C” daggerboards with optional push-button controlled line drivers. Fully retracted boards will yield a draft of 2.25 ft (0.68m), allowing the boat to comfortably navigate shallow waters.

The HH48 features a spacious general arrangement. The large saloon offers a generous sized galley to starboard with an island just outboard of centerline. Seating for six around a large dining table and a dedicated navigation station are to port. When at anchor the forward sail handling area easily converts to an a comfortable forward facing seating area. An attractive ‘eyebrow’ around the cabin top adds to the aggressive styling but is very practical in creating much needed sun shade in the saloon as well as creating a safety hand hold when walking the side decks. The aft cockpit is perfect for entertaining: an L-shaped settee and table set the stage for dining alfresco, made complete by an integrated wetbar and barbecue. Down below you’ll find a luxury queen cabin aft in each hull. On port side, the master, which offers an office/lounge space amidship with substantial storage space and a generous head and separate shower forward. The guest side is to starboard with separate head and shower amidship and a third cabin forward. Dual companionways allow easy access to the saloon from either starboard cabin.

According to HH in-house designer James Hakes, the team is confident the HH48 will establish a new benchmark for the owner operated performance cruising cat, “Our ultimate goal here is a quick, strong, user-friendly boat. With very modern lines the 48 is beautiful and makes a statement of quality and style. Practical and robust, it will be the perfect boat for a couple who want to sail around the world or a group of friends looking to island hop through the Caribbean or South Pacific. We haven’t forgotten the sailor looking to take home the regatta silverware; with Morrelli and Melvin’s renowned abilities to deliver vessels with enhanced performance, we’ve given the 48 a generous sail plan that is well balanced with advanced rudder and dagger foils, and lightweight carbon construction that will satisfy the racer too.”

Though pricing is not 100% finalized, the design brief for the HH48 allows for significant cost reduction in comparison to the larger HH models. Alternatives to carbon rigging and construction materials will be offered, as well as incentives for buyers who stick to the standard specification and a la carte options. Standard options will include dual aft helm steering stations or a forward helm station, three or four cabin layout, and many other standard possibilities to complete the package.


The HH48 design will undergo a final round of review and market feedback before tooling commences in the spring. The first hull is expected to launch in the fall of 2018. For more detailed information, including specification and pricing, contact the HH Catamaran sales team: sales@hhcatamarans.com.

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.

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.