Finishing Touches

With sea trials successfully completed HH55 Utopia is back in the yard. Now just a few jobs remain to finish up before we ship HH55 Utopia to New York where her excited new owners await.

Cruising the Sea Breeze

HH55-02 Hai Feng, who's name translates from Chinese to mean Sea Wind, was spotted recently cruising around Maryland, with some very happy sailors on board.

Here are some beautiful sun-down shots of Hai Feng taken in Chesapeake Bay.

Utopia Sea Trials

The HH commissioning team have had some excellent sailing days this week aboard HH55-04 Utopia. She feels light and quick and has already comfortably hit speeds of 22 knots in 20 knots of wind. Project manager and captain Thomas Jonsson said "We have had some great sailing in near hull fly conditions with the windward hull just patting the sea. She sails beautifully with a sense of complete calm and control."

Trials will continue until the end of the week and then we haul her out and prep Utopia for shipping mid July.

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Utopia on the water!

Utopia on the water! HH55-04 launched successfully last week and has begun sea trials. Watch this space for news and photos on how things are going. Fingers crossed for some blue sky days!

The Rig is Up!

With the mast stepped, final checks are underway for HH55-04 Utopia. She launches early next week to begin sea trials so stay tuned for sailing shots and news.

HH55-04: Utopia Prepares to Launch

King of the rigs Scott Gray (pictured above) from Rigging Projects Ltd in search of Utopia. He joins the HH team here in China and will be stepping the mast in HH55-04 (named Utopia) this week. Launch day is next week. Watch this space for more news and sea trials action coming soon.

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Press Release: HH Oceans

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PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Chris Doscher
sales@hhcatamarans.com

With the OC50, HH Catamarans Announces their newest line of sailing catamarans, the HH Oceans Series, further expanding their catalogue of industry leading, award winning yachts.

Xiamen, China,
May, 2018

HH Catamarans announced this month their new line of catamarans designed for world touring and bay living. They will be built by Hudson Yacht Group, builders of HH Catamarans and Hudson Powercat, at their state-of-the-art production facility in Xiamen.

“As has come to be expected from Hudson Yacht Group,” says HYG’s new company President, Chris Doscher, “exceptional build quality and beautiful finish will be standard throughout. The HH Oceans Series catamarans will take you touring in style, offer luxury living and remain strong and powerful and simple to helm." 

The HH Ocean’s Series will be ultra-modern, e-glass cruising catamarans, built strong, elegant and safe, with sailing systems perfectly tailored for ease of use. These catamarans will be aimed at an audience familiar with the award winning, all carbon HH Catamarans, who want a cruising focused vessel from the same industry leading designers and builders as HH Catamarans.

The first design ready to go into production will be the OC50. This catamaran features a very spacious general arrangement. The large saloon offers a generous sized galley to starboard with an L-shaped counter. Ample seating around a large dining table and a dedicated navigation station to port with cold storage and an L-shaped sofa forward. Standard options include a three or four cabin layout with master suite in the port hull aft.

Deck layout and sailing systems have been designed with the owner in mind. The OC50 will have a single helm station with raised bimini starboard aft, that will provide excellent visibility and allow the helmsman total sail control. All HH Oceans Series catamarans will have fixed keels allowing the boat to comfortably navigate shallow waters.

The design brief for the HH Ocean Series allows for significant cost reduction in comparison to the all-carbon HH Catamarans models. Composite sandwich construction with e-glass, rather than carbon fibre, hull and deck will be standard, with all high load areas reinforced with carbon fibre.

For more detailed information, including specification and pricing, contact the HH Catamaran sales team: sales@hhcatamarans.com.

http://www.hhcatamarans.com/ocean-series

HH Catamarans are built by Hudson Yacht Group at their wholly-owned, state-of-the-art production facility in Xiamen, China. Hudson Yacht Group delivers innovative yachts with unmatched pedigree, craftsmanship and performance.

Victory for R-Six

Huge congrats to HH66-01 R-Six Team for their 1st Place finish at Antigua Sailing Week, a well earned victory and an admirable example of sportsmanship and contribution to the sport of sailing. 

From SailWorld.com: Antigua Sailing Week 2018
In the Multihull Class, Robert Szustkowski's HH66 R-SIX has been on impressive form, scoring three bullets and taking line honours in every race. Besides racing one of the world's fastest ocean-going multihulls, Robert also enjoys motor racing and has taken part in multiple Trans-Siberian and Paris-Dakar Rallies. Robert Szustkowski, founder of the Orimari R-Six Foundation has kindly donated laptop computers and IT department equipment to Cobbs Cross Primary school in Antigua as a show of his appreciation to Antigua Sailing Week.
"We love fast and extreme conditions," commented Szustkowski. "Half of the team at Antigua Sailing Week are from motor sport and the others are top sailors, but we all love adrenalin. In R-SIX, 25 knots is a little bit scary and this week has been even more thrilling than the rallies! We are back for the second year because the weather is great and there are nice people at the regatta and all over Antigua."

We are so proud to have these guys representing the HH Catamarans family!

 photo credit:  Paul Wyeth  / ASW

photo credit: Paul Wyeth / ASW

Antigua Sailing Week

R-Six has taken a commanding lead at Antigua Sailing Week with a 2nd and two 1sts after three days of racing. Awesome photos from on and off the water by Jacek Bonecki. Enjoy the lay day and best luck for a strong finish guys!

HH66 Takes Flight

Three MM designed HH66s joined this year's Les Voiles de Saint-Barth. Plenty of on-water action in 20-30kt Caribbean trade winds. Here's a selection of our favourite high flying moments from the regatta.

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Les Voiles de St-Barth 2018: Offshore Multihull Results

A phenomenal ending to a spectacular regatta, with the multihull fleet sending it around a punishing 28nm course in wet and wild conditions. HH66-05 Flash finished strong after overcoming a week-long learning curve with a 1st place bullet, narrowly beating HH66-01 R-Six by 13 seconds on corrected. While sweet for Flash, that 13 second deficit landed R-Six in 2nd on the day and tied with Flow for 1st overall, with the tie-breaker going in Flow’s favor. HH6603 Nala scored 5th place on the day, and was able to hold on to 3rd place overall.

Full race results can be found here:

https://regattaguru.com/lesvoil…/100249/class_results/100997.

Congratulations to all the competitors on an excellent regatta, and a huge thanks to Les Voiles de Saint-Barth and the beautiful people of St. Barths for putting on an amazingly fun and well run event after enduring a difficult year.

We're already looking forward to being back for next year's edition. Merci beacoup, au revoir!

Practice Makes Perfect

R-Six Team 6601 looking stunning during practice yesterday for Les Voiles de Saint-Barth.Can’t wait to see three of these beauties on the start line tomorrow!

Photo Credit: Jacek Bonecki Photography.

Nala in the BVI

More photos from spectacular weekend at the BVI Spring Regatta. Nala improved each day, felt good about both boat and crew performance, and landed in 3rd Place overall. Next she'll face off against two sister ships R-Six and Flash in a 12+ boat fleet at Les Voiles de Saint-Barth.

Nala on the Prowl

The gang’s all here aboard Nala in Tortola. Practice starts tomorrow and the first race is Friday!

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Here is a selection of photos from last year's event.

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R-Six Atlantic Crossing

HH66-01 R-SIX just completed their third Atlantic crossing in less than two years! Here is a set of beautiful photos from the 14 day passage taken by boat captain Robert Janecki.

HH66-01 R-Six will square off against her sister ships HH66-03 Nala and HH66-05 Flash at Les Voiles de Saint-Barth next month!

Get Ready! Here Comes Team R-Six

Go Team R-Six!! The guys are in final stages of preparation aboard HH66-01 and are almost ready to make their 3rd Atlantic crossing. The team are heading back to the Caribbean for the spring regatta season and first up on the race schedule is Les Voiles de St. Barth.

Watch this space for race info and results!

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