The Regatta Successes of HH42: Hulls 1-5.
Keep up to date on whats happening with HH42 HERE
In mid-May this year we wrapped and packed the first of our Hudson and Hakes 66' catamarans - HH66 - and placed her on a container ship bound for Europe where her owner awaited. HH66-01 made her official debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September and was a big hit. she went on to enter her first regatta, taking line honors on the final day of racing and clinched 1st place overall. Since then we have launched HH66-02 and she is now undergoing sea trials. Hull three hits the test pool next week and HH55-01 is due to launch right after new year. Its an exciting time right now and we couldn't be more proud of what we have achieved.
Keep up to date on whats happening with HH Catamarans HERE
What a great article about HH42 Simply Fun by Tony Bull!
Australian Sailing and Yachting , August/September edition
Airplay in France
Airplay Trimaran on display at International Multihull Boat Show at La Grande Motte, France
International Multihull Boat Show
Nr. E27 / Nr. H19
The latest of the Judel Vrolijk designed HH42's waits to be wrapped prior to being shipped to its new Northern European owner.
The Super Jet Black topsides look stunning!
HH42 #03 launched!
HH42 #03 Simply Fun is launched in Melbourne, Australia.
Congratulations to the new owner from all the team at Hakes Marine and Hudson Yacht and Marine.
Another HH42 hits the water!
Island Fling is launched in Hong Kong in September.
Island Fling will be on the start line for the Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam Race on 17 October.
AIRPLAY RAW, a state of the art performance racing trimaran built by Hudson Yacht and Marine Co. Ltd that incorporates the latest in multihull design technology, state of the art infusion technology from Hakes Marine. More news shortly!!
HH42 - Oystercatcher XXX launched!
Please read more in our Press Release
HH42 - She's on her way
HH42 IRC GRAND PRIX RACER
A sneak preview of the computer cut plug that the carbon female tooling has taken from for the new Judel Vrolijk designed HH42.
100% carbon pre-preg hull no.1 is currently underway and is due for launch in early 2013. This boat will be for northern hemisphere IRC regatta racing for a well-known sailing personality.
More news on the HH42 and other multi hulled projects soon.
Same Great Builders, New Great Country
Hakes Marine China now established in co-operation with Hudson Yacht and Marine Co. Ltd, Xiamen, China and are thrilled to announce the new HH range with the first project underway the HH42.
Please read more in our Press Release
The completion and export of SL33 number 4 which is now sailing in San Francisco Bay. Congratulations to Urs Rothacher.
The completion and launching in Wellington of the Farr designed Kiwi 40. Launching went perfectly despite the weather! This superb Class 40 is as good as it gets, it is 'Grand Prix' race boat down to every detail, and now we get to enjoy sailing the 'Bodacious Dream' in Wellington for the next month before she is exported to Chicago to begin her build up to the 2013 Global Ocean Race. We are proud to announce that when formally measured the boat was bang on maximum allowable righting moment and minimum displacement under the Class 40 rules. Congratulations to Dave Rearick and BT Boats.
Thanks to all our customers throughout 2011
for a successful year.
2012 starts as busy as last year ended with catamaran orders, and Class 40s new and old to take care of. With the 2011 Global Ocean Race in Wellington throughout January we will have our hands full with repairs and alterations to ensure this fleet is in tip top condition when they depart at the start of Leg 3 on 29th January to Punta del Este . globaloceanrace.com
Black Jack hits the water!
"Boat one 'Black Jack' seen here on her maiden voyage is sailing in Europe as Emirates Team New Zealand are two boat testing on the Waitemata Harbour with their two new SL.33s. The feedback is all positive, and ETNZ are certainly enjoying the exhilarating performance these cats are providing as they begin their testing regime. Watch the sailing videos and listen to Dean Barker report on the cats and the status of the team as they prepare for the 34th Americas Cup Regatta."
link to: Sail-World.com
Four Boats Sold Already!!
SL33 number 1 was easily lifted from the workshop by 8 staff only, then within 15 minutes the rig was stepped and lashed. This stunning looking machine is now on its way to Ralph Schatz and Andreas Labek (founders of Stream Line Boats, Germany) where it will begin its racing and promotion career. Its curved lifting foils and impressive 18.5m rig will ensure this boat attracts attention from those that desire speed and victory. With a further 2 boats on order for an AC Syndicate and another boat ordered for San Francisco, the popularity of this ultra fast boat is spreading quickly.
Photography Courtesy of Jim Bolland
SL 33 - Morrelli and Melvin catamaran
Hakes Marine has been appointed as the official distributor and sales agent for the SL33 High Performance Catamaran in the South Pacific region and Hong Kong. For all enquiries and information please contact directly to Paul Hakes +64 4 5769392, or email email@example.com
Additional information can be found on the official
website for the SL33 High Performance Catamaran
Hitting the water with style!
Following the successful launch of Oystercatcher XXVIII for Englishman Richard Matthews, the smiles just continued to get bigger from all involved as we put her through what must be the world's toughest sea trial. On her first sail Wellington switched on the wind machine with a constant 25 knots and gusts over 35 knots, yet Oystercatcher XXVIII came to life with some exhilarating downwind rides. Even fully loaded upwind she performed immaculately for her first outing. The debut race for this ocean flyer will be next years Key West Race Week in Florida US.
for more details download the press release.
Photography Courtesy of Denette Wlkinson
The carbon fibre hull shell is lifted from
the mould to be viewed for the first time.
Haspa Hamburg GER6300 launched!
The 15th December was the scheduled launch date for Haspa Hamburg GER6300. This state of the art racing yacht designed by the renowned Judel Vrolijk Design house is another on time and on budget Hakes Marine success. This fantastic looking yacht is destined for the HVS Sailing Club in Hamburg and is especially designed as a Youth Training Yacht. She will be raced hard by the club's youth across the Atlantic, Baltic and Nothern Seas.
Haspa Hamburg will spend January sailing around Wellington with the Youths over from Germany especially; racing against the local competition. At the end of January we shall sail her to Auckland to be packed up and shipped to Hamburg. As always we wish her and her crew the very best of success, and safe sailing.
We hope this design will have a wider appeal as a performance cruising boat too which it would be perfectly adaptable for. With small modifications to lengthen the cabin top and the addition of a master and guest cabin she will be a roomy and very fast and comfortable blue water cruiser / racer.
Visit: www.hvs-hamburg.de for more pictures.
Class40 'Bodacious Dream'
first SL33 finished!
Courtesy of Richard Matthews
Courtesy of Richard Matthews
Courtesy of Denette Wlkinson
Haspa Hamburg GER 6300
TP52 AUDI Q8
photography by Jim Bolland
AVIVA - sea trials in Wellington
two IRC45s launched!
'Sjambok's' first sail!