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!
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.
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.
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.