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!
Sultana and Mazu at Spetses Regatta
2 July 2019
Topaz and Kealoha at the Superyacht Cup Palma
24 June 2019
The Superyacht Cup Palma featured some great racing in three classes with beautiful light moderate conditions and blue skies. Two yachts designed by our office took part, the J Class yacht J8 in Class B and the Truly Classic 90 Kealoha in Class C.
The team at Hoek Design is very happy and proud that Vijonara has been crowned best sailing yacht at the World Superyacht Awards 2019. We congratulate the owners, Pendennis shipyard and everybody who was involved in the build of this prestigious project.
Eagle 38 at Palma SuperYacht Show
27 April 2019
Launch of MY Stargazer
15 April 2019
The 23-metre Chase Boat MY Stargazer was launched last Thursday by Claasen Shipyards in the Netherlands.
Two yachts nominated for Classic Boat Awards
28 January 2019
There are two Hoek Design yachts nominated in the Spirit of Tradition category of this year’s Classic Boat Awards.
Vijonara wins best Exterior Design Award
27 January 2019
Vijonara wins the best exterior award at the Boat International Design awards in Cortina Italy last night. Our team at Hoek Design is very proud that the judges recognise our work in such a very strong field of competitors.
Visit us at BOOT Düsseldorf
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.