3 June 2014
It has been an exceptional first half of the year on the results board of Hoek Design yachts, showing the world that their extraordinary performance belies their classic looks.
With Marie winning the St Barth’s Bucket in March, the 180’ ketch raced exceptionally well against a fleet of 38 of the finest super yachts in the world with a tantalizingly close finish to secure the overall title. The coveted ‘Bucket’ was hard fought by the owner and crew of Marie, which included Hoek Design’s Ruurt Meulemans, with a 1st, 3rd and 2nd in what were near perfect conditions. Her sister ship Adele also finished with an impressive overall 3rd place in her class.
This was followed by an unprecedented straight win victory for the Hoek Design J-Class Lionheart in the inaugural Menorca Maxi Trophy in Mahon at the end of May. Despite Lionheart’s unbeatable score sheet, there was yet more close racing for the Js on the final day but Lionheart held off Ranger and Hanuman once again, crossing the line to take their fifth successive victory of the series and secure the event with a perfect score line.
At the prize giving the owner of Lionheart said ‘We’ve had the most magnificent sailing we’ve ever had. What a beautiful place, what a beautiful island, what kindness and hospitality we’ve encountered – it has really been a fantastic event. I’d like to thank the race committee, and of course everybody who helped organise this event on behalf of everyone in the J Class.’
Lionheart will line up against Hanuman, Ranger, Rainbow and Velsheda in what is sure to be another spectacular four days of racing at The Superyacht Cup in Palma on the 18th – 21st June.
Finally, the gorgeous Cornish coast provided the backdrop last week for what proved to be the most closely contested Pendennis Cup yet, with once again a Hoek Design yacht defeating the fleet.
The Truly Classic 85 Velacarina claimed the title after a closely fought regatta, finishing less than 30 seconds ahead on day 3, and with only 2 points separating Velacarina and Christopher, it was all to play for on the final day. After a delayed start, gusts of 12-14 knots combined with a shortened course created exciting close-quarters racing, but it was to be Velacarina’s race, maintaining her lead throughout and storming first over the finish line to take the 2014 Pendennis Cup trophy.
J's at the Superyacht Cup in Bermuda
16 June 2017
6 J Class Yachts were racing in Bermuda this week, Svea, Lionheart, Topaz, Velsheda, Ranger and Hanuman.
Hoek Designs at St.Barths Bucket Regatta 2017
24 March 2017
This year four Hoek designed yachts joined the St.Barths Bucket Regatta.
TC 90-3 Acadia racing debut in Antigua
8 February 2017
The latest Truly Classic 90-3 ‘Acadia’ had her first racing debut in Antigua last week during the Antigua Superyacht Challenge.
New J-class yacht SVEA launched
7 February 2017
The mighty new J-class SVEA J-S1 was launched February 28th in the Netherlands.
J8 Topaz wins Naval Architecture Award at SDA
23 February 2016
Elfje victorious in ISS Design Awards 2015
6 November 2015
NextGEN ketch Elfje won the award for best sailing yacht in the category 40m+ as well as the best interior award over all participating sail and motor yachts.
J8 Launches from Holland Jachtbouw in Zaandam
18 June 2015
Truly Classic 127 Atalante launched!
22 May 2015
Atalante, the new Truly Classic 127, was launched this week from Claasen Shipyards.
First Eagle 54 launched
21 April 2015
This week, the first Eagle 54 was launched in Palma.
Hoek Design yachts “Elfje” and “Wisp” win three major awards at the Showboat Design Awards Programme in Kitzbühl Austria.
2015 ShowBoats Design Awards Finalists: ELFJE and WISP
3 December 2014
Boat International Media have presented the 2015 ShowBoats Design Awards Finalists.
With her third J-Class regatta win of the season, Lionheart has completed an extraordinary hat-trick of victories at this year's Rolex Maxi Worlds in Sardinia.
Lionheart crowned King of the J's
1 July 2014
Hoek Design are celebrating yet another extraordinary win, after the J-Class Lionheart won the fourth and final race at the Palma Superyacht Cup last weekend
Hoek Design extends winning Streak!
10 June 2014
Following yet another straight win victory for a Hoek Design yacht, the Claasen built F-Class Firefly has taken home the Boat International Silver Jubilee Cup at the 2014 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta.
SY Marie Wins the Bucket!
31 March 2014
After a tantalizingly close finish on day 3 of the 2014 St Barth’s Bucket, the 180ft Hoek Design ketch Marie secured her victory to win not only the ‘Elegantes’ class but also to take overall honours.
TC 51 Alexa wins Classic Boat Award 2014
11 March 2014
The Truly Classic 51 Alexa is winner of the Classic Boat Awards 2014 in the category Spirit of Tradition over 40 ft (12.1 m)
Essence 33 HISWA Boat of the year 2014
7 March 2014
We are delighted to share that the Essence 33, designed by us has won the Boat of the Year award at the HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show. Congrats to Essence Yachts and the owner of Dark Ice!
157' sloop Wisp launched in Harlingen
19 February 2014
We are delighted to announce that Project 393, which now goes by the delightful name of Wisp, has been launched in the seaport of Harlingen on Holland’s northern coast.
Essence Yachts succesfull at Boot Dusseldorf
27 January 2014
The Hoek Designed Essence 33 daysailer made its debut this week at the Bootshow in Germany. The boat sold on the first day of the show setting the standard.