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Newsletter - July 2017

HH66-05 FLASH HAS LAUNCHED

HH66-05 FLASH launched last week in Xiamen, upping HH Catamaran's on-water fleet count to five. The gorgeous Morrelli & Melvin design is the first of the   forward helm   HH66s and sports electric blue hulls, a slick flush bimini, and bonus bucket seats and tillers aft. This dual purpose configuration allows owner and crew to choose helm position in any given condition or circumstance. Push button mainsheet, traveller and self-tacking jib sheet controls integrated into the ORMA-style bucket seats give the helmsman complete control. FLASH will complete sea trials in Xiamen before being shipped stateside later in the Summer, and will make her world debut at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis in October. Have you been waiting to get aboard and see this one-of-a-kind cat? Drop us a line at   sales@hhcatamarans.com   to schedule an appointment and avoid the lines.  

HH66-05 FLASH launched last week in Xiamen, upping HH Catamaran's on-water fleet count to five. The gorgeous Morrelli & Melvin design is the first of the forward helm HH66s and sports electric blue hulls, a slick flush bimini, and bonus bucket seats and tillers aft. This dual purpose configuration allows owner and crew to choose helm position in any given condition or circumstance. Push button mainsheet, traveller and self-tacking jib sheet controls integrated into the ORMA-style bucket seats give the helmsman complete control. FLASH will complete sea trials in Xiamen before being shipped stateside later in the Summer, and will make her world debut at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis in October. Have you been waiting to get aboard and see this one-of-a-kind cat? Drop us a line at sales@hhcatamarans.com to schedule an appointment and avoid the lines.  

HH55-01 MINNEHAHA CRUISES THE EAST COAST

Two weeks after   arriving in the U.S  ., HH55-01 MINNEHAHA set sail on a shakedown cruise to the Bahamas. Designed by M&M to be the ideal couple's cruiser, MINNEHAHA is "exceeding expectations" and has proven to be the perfect platform for her multifaceted owners. Combining the luxury and creature comforts of home and the high-performance and robustness required for crossing oceans, MINNEHAHA meets all the couple's requirements. Shakedown cruise complete, MINNEHAHA will now make her way up the East coast, stopping in quaint coastal ports along the way and eventually arriving in Newport, RI to make her public debut at the Newport International Boat Show this Fall. Limited opportunities to preview and sail this special yacht will be available beginning in August - contact   sales@hhcatamarans.com   to learn more. 

Two weeks after arriving in the U.S., HH55-01 MINNEHAHA set sail on a shakedown cruise to the Bahamas. Designed by M&M to be the ideal couple's cruiser, MINNEHAHA is "exceeding expectations" and has proven to be the perfect platform for her multifaceted owners. Combining the luxury and creature comforts of home and the high-performance and robustness required for crossing oceans, MINNEHAHA meets all the couple's requirements. Shakedown cruise complete, MINNEHAHA will now make her way up the East coast, stopping in quaint coastal ports along the way and eventually arriving in Newport, RI to make her public debut at the Newport International Boat Show this Fall. Limited opportunities to preview and sail this special yacht will be available beginning in August - contact sales@hhcatamarans.com to learn more. 

NALA DAZZLES IN MIAMI AND CLAIMS VICTORY IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

   HH Catamarans made its US debut in February at the   Strictly Sail Miami Show   with HH66-03 NALA. With her striking golden hulls and gorgeous luxury interior, NALA was the star of the show.  Following the show, NALA headed East for a shakedown sail to the Bahamas and then on to the USVI. Immediately after arriving in St. John NALA switched gears to prepare for the   St. Thomas International Regatta  . With North Sails' Cam Appleton, designer Gino Morrelli and commissioning skipper Chris Bailet joining the crew, NALA sailed with shrewdness, speed and consistency, scoring three firsts and a second and finishing in 1st Place Overall.  Next on the docket was the   BVI Spring Regatta  , billed as the heavyweight event of the season. NALA, with only a few weeks on the water, set out to prove her prowess on the racecourse once again. Led by North Sails president Kenny Read, NALA hoped to shake things up amongst a formidable fleet and give the veteran competitors a run for their money. Making the necessary adjustments after a few early missteps, NALA improved each day, chipping away at the elapsed time margins behind the fleet's toughest competitors. Ultimately the tenacity paid off, with NALA taking 2nd Place Overall.  After a blazing racing debut, NALA finally cooled the pace and took a bit of time to enjoy cruising in the VIs before eventually heading North to her Summer home in New England. 

 

HH Catamarans made its US debut in February at the Strictly Sail Miami Show with HH66-03 NALA. With her striking golden hulls and gorgeous luxury interior, NALA was the star of the show.

Following the show, NALA headed East for a shakedown sail to the Bahamas and then on to the USVI. Immediately after arriving in St. John NALA switched gears to prepare for the St. Thomas International Regatta. With North Sails' Cam Appleton, designer Gino Morrelli and commissioning skipper Chris Bailet joining the crew, NALA sailed with shrewdness, speed and consistency, scoring three firsts and a second and finishing in 1st Place Overall.

Next on the docket was the BVI Spring Regatta, billed as the heavyweight event of the season. NALA, with only a few weeks on the water, set out to prove her prowess on the racecourse once again. Led by North Sails president Kenny Read, NALA hoped to shake things up amongst a formidable fleet and give the veteran competitors a run for their money. Making the necessary adjustments after a few early missteps, NALA improved each day, chipping away at the elapsed time margins behind the fleet's toughest competitors. Ultimately the tenacity paid off, with NALA taking 2nd Place Overall.

After a blazing racing debut, NALA finally cooled the pace and took a bit of time to enjoy cruising in the VIs before eventually heading North to her Summer home in New England. 

R-SIX CROSSES THE ATLANTIC AND CRUSHES THE CARIBBEAN

Not to be outshined by her sistership, HH66-01 R-SIX sailed across the Atlantic to get in on the action in the Caribbean. Just days after arriving in Antigua, the R-SIX Team turned the boat around in time to sail in the   RORC CARIBBEAN 600  , a grueling 600-mile blast around eleven Caribbean islands. A true testament to the durability, character and strength of boat and crew, R-SIX finished the race 3rd in class behind two purpose-built MOD70 racing trimarans, earning a place on the podium and a bid to participate in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's famous   Fastnet Race   later in the year.  R-SIX kept things rolling throughout the season, hitting many of the Caribbean circuit highlights. They took 2nd Place Overall at the legendary St.   Maarten Heineken Regatta  , and 3rd at   Les Voiles de St. Barths  . They wrapped up their Caribbean tour with Antigua Sailing Week, where heavier conditions favored the fully-kitted cruising cat allowing them to dominate the competition. After the first four days of racing only R-SIX remained unbeaten out of 150+ yachts, solidifying their   1st Place Overall   victory before even going into the final day of racing.  After ending their season on a high note, in true R-SIX fashion, the crew immediately set out across the Atlantic once more, arriving in the Azores just a quick eleven days later.

Not to be outshined by her sistership, HH66-01 R-SIX sailed across the Atlantic to get in on the action in the Caribbean. Just days after arriving in Antigua, the R-SIX Team turned the boat around in time to sail in the RORC CARIBBEAN 600, a grueling 600-mile blast around eleven Caribbean islands. A true testament to the durability, character and strength of boat and crew, R-SIX finished the race 3rd in class behind two purpose-built MOD70 racing trimarans, earning a place on the podium and a bid to participate in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's famous Fastnet Race later in the year.

R-SIX kept things rolling throughout the season, hitting many of the Caribbean circuit highlights. They took 2nd Place Overall at the legendary St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, and 3rd at Les Voiles de St. Barths. They wrapped up their Caribbean tour with Antigua Sailing Week, where heavier conditions favored the fully-kitted cruising cat allowing them to dominate the competition. After the first four days of racing only R-SIX remained unbeaten out of 150+ yachts, solidifying their 1st Place Overall victory before even going into the final day of racing.

After ending their season on a high note, in true R-SIX fashion, the crew immediately set out across the Atlantic once more, arriving in the Azores just a quick eleven days later.

HH48 DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES

Together with Morrelli & Melvin, HH Catamarans is excited to announce that design for the new   HH48   is nearing completion. With Hull 01 now spoken for and the specification more clearly defined, tooling is set to commence in the Fall. A forward helm version is on the drawing board - expect initial GAs and renderings to be released soon. The HH48 will maintain HH Catamarans' performance and styling pedigree, while incorporating production techniques and material options to significantly reduce cost. To learn more, browse the HH48 specification and renderings   online  , or contact   sales@hhcatamarans.com   to speak directly with a member of our team.  

Together with Morrelli & Melvin, HH Catamarans is excited to announce that design for the new HH48 is nearing completion. With Hull 01 now spoken for and the specification more clearly defined, tooling is set to commence in the Fall. A forward helm version is on the drawing board - expect initial GAs and renderings to be released soon. The HH48 will maintain HH Catamarans' performance and styling pedigree, while incorporating production techniques and material options to significantly reduce cost. To learn more, browse the HH48 specification and renderings online, or contact sales@hhcatamarans.com to speak directly with a member of our team.  

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!

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!

Newsletter - May 2016

SAIL AWAY

HH Catamarans launched Hull 01 in our new line of luxury performance cruising cats in April. After extensive test pool systems checks, HH6601 R-SIX left the Hudson Yacht & Marine yard and made her way to Xiamen Island to begin sea trials. An all-star team including builders Paul Hakes, Riccardo Marton and William Jelbert, Morrelli & Melvin designer Gino Morrelli, Southern Spars' Torborjn Linderston, Evolution Sails' Rodney Keenan, Electrical Engineer Carlos Van Camp, Rigger Scott Gray, and Captain Chris Bailet, put R-SIX through the paces over the course of two weeks. The boat's captain and crew joined in on the action, and with the help of the HH team have now begun preparations to ship the boat to Spain. This impeccable yacht will be based in the Med for now. Her itinerary includes cruising in Spain and France, her big debut at the Cannes show in September and her first appearance on the start line later this fall. Everyone at HH is thrilled with the finished product and couldn't be more proud and excited to send R-SIX on her way. Fair winds!

HH Catamarans launched Hull 01 in our new line of luxury performance cruising cats in April. After extensive test pool systems checks, HH6601 R-SIX left the Hudson Yacht & Marine yard and made her way to Xiamen Island to begin sea trials. An all-star team including builders Paul Hakes, Riccardo Marton and William Jelbert, Morrelli & Melvin designer Gino Morrelli, Southern Spars' Torborjn Linderston, Evolution Sails' Rodney Keenan, Electrical Engineer Carlos Van Camp, Rigger Scott Gray, and Captain Chris Bailet, put R-SIX through the paces over the course of two weeks. The boat's captain and crew joined in on the action, and with the help of the HH team have now begun preparations to ship the boat to Spain. This impeccable yacht will be based in the Med for now. Her itinerary includes cruising in Spain and France, her big debut at the Cannes show in September and her first appearance on the start line later this fall. Everyone at HH is thrilled with the finished product and couldn't be more proud and excited to send R-SIX on her way. Fair winds!

ABUZZ

While the commissioning team has had their hands full with R-SIX, it's been business as usual for the production crew at the Hudson Yacht & Marine yard. The HH line is abuzz with 5 66s and 2 55s currently underway. The latest build to commence, HH66-06 is beginning to take shape, with hull laminate layup now in full swing. In addition to substantial progress on each boat, the yard has recently completed a full scale mock-up of the HH55 interior, allowing clients and prospective buyers to get a true sense of the layout and space. If you'd like to learn more about any of these incredible boats or the construction methods we employ, contact a member of our team today

While the commissioning team has had their hands full with R-SIX, it's been business as usual for the production crew at the Hudson Yacht & Marine yard. The HH line is abuzz with 5 66s and 2 55s currently underway. The latest build to commence, HH66-06 is beginning to take shape, with hull laminate layup now in full swing. In addition to substantial progress on each boat, the yard has recently completed a full scale mock-up of the HH55 interior, allowing clients and prospective buyers to get a true sense of the layout and space. If you'd like to learn more about any of these incredible boats or the construction methods we employ, contact a member of our team today

SPOTLIGHT: RICARDO MARTON

Don't let his laid back posture and easy-breezy attitude fool you, Riccardo Marton is a force to be reckoned with on the international boat building scene. Anyone who built a high performance, luxury cruising cat in South Africa from 2000 to 2012 knows and loves Riccardo, as he was a fixture at multiple yards there during the early days of the ever-growing segment. Riccardo brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience when he joined the team four years ago, and that knowledge and experience has cemented his role as a leader both on the factory floor and the water. Riccardo's boat building expertise allows him to design, construct and troubleshoot just about any system on the boat, and his winning personality and megawatt smile make him a beacon of positivity. He's charismatic, multilingual, tough as nails and kind as can be, and we consider ourselves lucky to know and work alongside him.

Don't let his laid back posture and easy-breezy attitude fool you, Riccardo Marton is a force to be reckoned with on the international boat building scene. Anyone who built a high performance, luxury cruising cat in South Africa from 2000 to 2012 knows and loves Riccardo, as he was a fixture at multiple yards there during the early days of the ever-growing segment. Riccardo brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience when he joined the team four years ago, and that knowledge and experience has cemented his role as a leader both on the factory floor and the water. Riccardo's boat building expertise allows him to design, construct and troubleshoot just about any system on the boat, and his winning personality and megawatt smile make him a beacon of positivity. He's charismatic, multilingual, tough as nails and kind as can be, and we consider ourselves lucky to know and work alongside him.

Newsletter - April 2016

FIRST LAUNCH

HH Catamarans launches HH6601, 'R-SIX', the first in its new line of semi-custom, luxury, carbon fiber cruising catamarans.  Xiamen, China, April 19, 2016  HH6601 'R-SIX' began sea trials today in Xiamen, China. The impressive 66' carbon machine is the first in a new line of luxury, performance, carbon cruising cats. Built by Hudson Yacht & Marine, 'R-SIX' is the result of three years of rigorous efforts in design, engineering and industry leading construction methods. HH Catamarans Designer Gino Morrelli was onboard for today's trials, along with company President Paul Hakes. As a team of world leading sailors, craftsmen and system engineers began to put the boat through her paces, a collective anticipation and excitement electrified the scene.  "I'm excited," Gino said before leaving the dock, "there's always mixed feelings of suspense and excitement the first day out on a new design, it's mostly excitement though."  Weeks of rain, heavy fog, and grey skies cleared for the day's events, making way for brilliant blue skies and steady 10-15kt winds. With the weather setting the tone, R-SIX followed suit, demonstrating incredible power and grace on her first outing. Though the day's primary goal was systematic testing, the boat show'd immense potential, hitting speeds in the mid-teens with ease.  HH Project Manager William Jelbert summed it up well, "We had an incredible day. I think this is the first sea trial of a new series I've been on where nothing broke. The boat feels fantastic, we're all thrilled with the result."  Perhaps the most apt description of the day came from Italian/Australian/South African boat building veteran Riccardo Marton, "We're off to a perfect start, a dream boat, fantastic people, a lekker day. This is what makes it all worth it."  Sea trials will continue throughout the next several weeks, and R-SIX will be bound for the Med in May. HH6601 will make her official debut in September at the Cannes Yachting Festival.  Follow us on Facebook for real time updates and visit the HH website for more detailed information.  HH Catamarans builds state-of-the-art, carbon fiber, high-performance cruising catamarans for a discerning clientele seeking a luxury yacht and an exceptional owner experience. HH Catamarans are designed in California and built in Xiamen, China to exact specifications using the most advanced technology in the industry. The semi-custom line of 55-115 foot models is the latest evolution of the performance cruising catamaran concept and the culmination of the skills, dedication, passion and expertise of the multi-faceted team behind the brand. A collaboration of America's Cup-winning design team Morrelli and Melvin, master boatbuilders Hakes Marine, and manufacturing powerhouse Hudson Yacht & Marine. HH catamarans builds innovative luxury yachts with unmatched performance and pedigree.

HH Catamarans launches HH6601, 'R-SIX', the first in its new line of semi-custom, luxury, carbon fiber cruising catamarans.

Xiamen, China, April 19, 2016

HH6601 'R-SIX' began sea trials today in Xiamen, China. The impressive 66' carbon machine is the first in a new line of luxury, performance, carbon cruising cats. Built by Hudson Yacht & Marine, 'R-SIX' is the result of three years of rigorous efforts in design, engineering and industry leading construction methods. HH Catamarans Designer Gino Morrelli was onboard for today's trials, along with company President Paul Hakes. As a team of world leading sailors, craftsmen and system engineers began to put the boat through her paces, a collective anticipation and excitement electrified the scene.

"I'm excited," Gino said before leaving the dock, "there's always mixed feelings of suspense and excitement the first day out on a new design, it's mostly excitement though."

Weeks of rain, heavy fog, and grey skies cleared for the day's events, making way for brilliant blue skies and steady 10-15kt winds. With the weather setting the tone, R-SIX followed suit, demonstrating incredible power and grace on her first outing. Though the day's primary goal was systematic testing, the boat show'd immense potential, hitting speeds in the mid-teens with ease.

HH Project Manager William Jelbert summed it up well, "We had an incredible day. I think this is the first sea trial of a new series I've been on where nothing broke. The boat feels fantastic, we're all thrilled with the result."

Perhaps the most apt description of the day came from Italian/Australian/South African boat building veteran Riccardo Marton, "We're off to a perfect start, a dream boat, fantastic people, a lekker day. This is what makes it all worth it."

Sea trials will continue throughout the next several weeks, and R-SIX will be bound for the Med in May. HH6601 will make her official debut in September at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

Follow us on Facebook for real time updates and visit the HH website for more detailed information.

HH Catamarans builds state-of-the-art, carbon fiber, high-performance cruising catamarans for a discerning clientele seeking a luxury yacht and an exceptional owner experience. HH Catamarans are designed in California and built in Xiamen, China to exact specifications using the most advanced technology in the industry. The semi-custom line of 55-115 foot models is the latest evolution of the performance cruising catamaran concept and the culmination of the skills, dedication, passion and expertise of the multi-faceted team behind the brand. A collaboration of America's Cup-winning design team Morrelli and Melvin, master boatbuilders Hakes Marine, and manufacturing powerhouse Hudson Yacht & Marine. HH catamarans builds innovative luxury yachts with unmatched performance and pedigree.