22 June 2017
Lionheart wins all three America's Cup J-Class events
The J-Class Lionheart recorded the biggest victories in her four-year racing career by winning both J-Class race events and the Superyacht Cup, held this week in Bermuda as part of the America's Cup celebrations. “Lionheart sailed extremely consistently to gain her victories recording several 1sts,” said her designer Andre Hoek. “Overall it was a remarkably strong performance.”
The other Hoek-designed Js, Topaz and the brand new Svea also performed very well with Svea winning the first race she’d ever taken part in.
Unfortunately, she was forced to retire with gear failure later in the regatta.
Topaz’s performance improved steadily during the regattas and demonstrated excellent downwind speeds. Ruurt Meulemans, Hoek Design’s joint managing director, who was racing aboard Lionheart, said: “All in all these were great events for the Hoek-designed Js, particularly for Lionheart and her triple victory. She won the J Class racing during the Superyacht Cup and the overall Superyacht Cup and was victorious in the America's Cup J Class Regatta.”
Hoek Design congratulates the owners and crews who made it all happen and looks forward to the J-Class Worlds in Newport which will be held from August 19 to 26!
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16 January 2019
Les Voiles de St Tropez was a success again this year
10 October 2018
The final event of the Mediterranean season, Les Voiles de St Tropez was a success again this year, showing Hoek-designed yachts to their full advantage.
Spectacular J-class racing at the Rolex Super Maxi Class
10 September 2018
The 2018 edition of the Rolex Super Maxi Class was spectacular this year with some close racing. 3 J Class Yachts were participating in the Super Maxi devision sailing under ORC sy.
Vijonara, Marie & Athos at the Monaco Yacht Show
28 August 2018
New Truly Classic 128, Vijonara delivered to owners
15 August 2018
The second yacht in the Truly Classic 128 series has been delivered to knowledgeable clients who customised our design to suit their lifestyle.
Construction 50m Ketch well under way
31 July 2018
Construction work is under way at Vitters Shipyard on a graceful 50 meter classic ketch with hull turning on July 22nd.
Athos and Svea at the Superyacht Cup Palma
25 June 2018
A trio of Wally Nanos race in the Palma Vela
10 May 2018
76ft modern ketch under construction
1 May 2018
A unique new sailing yacht is under construction, to a new design by Hoek Design Naval Architects. The aluminium-hulled yacht has been developed for a European owner as a long-distance cruising yacht that is easy to handle, fast and comfortable for cruising.
76ft Chase Boat under construction
16 April 2018
Presently under construction is a new concept by Hoek Design. This chase boat is unique and designed around several purposes the yacht needs to fulfil.
Svea price winner at the Classic Boat Awards
3 April 2018
Hoek Design feels honoured that Svea was a price winner at the Classic Boat Awards 2018 event hosted at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in London on April 3, 2018.
SVEA storms in for a win ...
19 March 2018
Yachts created from the drawing boards of Hoek Design Naval Architects have once again been turning heads in St. Barths.
TC 128-3 hull launched
13 January 2018
A new aluminum hull for the Truly Classic 127-3 was launched yesterday with naval architecture, exterior and interior styling by Hoek Design.
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.