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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 - 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.