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 to take victory in the J-Class fleet with a 1-1-3-1, and an exceptional 4.5 point lead over Ranger in second place. The final coastal race was a fitting showdown with just 1 point separating the regatta leaders Lionheart from Hanuman but once again it was to be Lionheart’s day. Andre Hoek, a regular race crew member of the Lionheart team was on board and was extremely proud not only to see the owner and crew race the yacht so well but also of his team in The Netherlands who did a vast amount of research and development to optimise the design of Lionheart for all conditions, something which is clearly paying off.
Having won 8 out of 9 races so far this season, the owner of the Claasen-built Lionheart also took home ‘The Corinthian King’s Cup,’ an award presented as a perpetual trophy ‘for friendly competition between J-Class yachts, each sailed by an amateur owner helmsman,’ and just to top it off, after Lionheart won the class’s top trophy in 2012 and Hanuman in 2013, this year the ‘King’s Hundred Guinea Cup’ was awarded jointly to the owners of both yachts!
With 5 other Hoek Design yachts competing in The Superyacht Cup fleet, last year’s overall winner Heartbeat once again raced exceptionally well, winning not only her class but also 'The Hoek Cup' for the second consecutive year, while Drumfire and This Is Us finished with a very respectable 3rd and 4th.
LIONHEART WINS THE TRIPLE
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.
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.
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
Lionheart winner of the J-class regatta in Falmouth
30 June 2015
Last week Lionheart proved to be back on the winning track.
Marie winner of SYC Palma 2015
22 June 2015
The mighty 180ft ketch 'Marie' wins the triple in Palma Mallorca this weekend during the Superyacht Cup!
The annual Bucket regatta this year was a great success for Hoek Designed Yachts.
The Hoek Design 180 ft Ketch “Marie” built by Vitters has just won the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta
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 St. Barth's Bucket 2014
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.
The Hoek Design fleet was well represented at this year’s Superyacht Cup with 6 yachts joining the event.
J-class pride: Lionheart shows her heels in St Barths
19 April 2013
After a phenomenally successful 2012 that included winning the Kings Hundred Guinea Cup in Cowes, the 44-metre J-Class Lionheart started the new season with a splendid performance in the St Barths Bucket Regatta 2013.
Athos captures the Spirit of Loro Piana
5 April 2013
The 2013 edition of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous welcomed no less than twenty top sailing superyachts and seven marvellous motoryachts to the British Virgin Islands.
Golden year of regatta performances for Hoek Design
21 September 2012
J-class Lionheart roars around the Isle of Wight
27 July 2012
The J-class yacht Lionheart has won the historic Kings Hundred Guinea Cup and came within a whisker of winning the Corinthian Kings Cup during the Solent regatta around the Isle of Wight.
Hoek Design superyachts make waves in St Barths
4 April 2012
The St. Barths Bucket, which spanned four days at the end of March, was a great success for the four Hoek Design superyachts that participated.