12 September 2014
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. It was a week of extremely close racing with a combination of windward leewards and coastal races against the stunning scenery of the Costa Smerelda.
The fourth day of racing saw Lionheart fight her way back to first position but with three Js on equal points it was all to play for in the final race. A strong, steady breeze of 18 knots produced some of the most exciting racing of the week, but once again it was to be Lionheart's trophy, with an unbeaten record in this year's series of J-Class regattas.
With fierce competition in the Super Maxi Class, the F-Class Firefly proved again to be hard to beat. With close racing against rival Inoui, the Owner and crew secured their rightful place on the podium after winning an exceptional four out of the five races, claiming the coveted Rolex for the second year running.
With their sincere determination and serious efforts, both yachts have made the teams at Hoek Design and Claasen Shipyards proud, and our congratulations go to the Owners and crew on their fantastic achievements!
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.
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.
Hoek Design yachts on a winning Streak
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.
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.
Hoek Designs nominated by Classic Boat
13 December 2013
We are very proud that two Hoek Designed yachts, the TC 51 'Alexa' and the 37 ft Pilot Classic 'Josephine III' are nominated by Classic Boat Magazine. Please vote on www.classicboat.co.uk/awards2014