1 July 2013
This year’s Superyacht Cup was the first event to feature all five of the new generation of J-class vessels racing against each other. The superb weather conditions in the Bay of Palma ensured that Hanuman, Lionheart, Rainbow, Ranger and Velsheda were genuinely competitive.
“We were delighted that Lionheart sailed very well and was first in the overall rankings until the start of the very last race,” recalls Andre Hoek, who was one of the race crew onboard. “After a difficult start on the final day, Ranger started to match race Lionheart to try to beat us for second overall but Lionheart kept pace and finished an admirable second overall in her class. When you consider that there were only eight professionals onboard Lionheart compared to the virtually entirely pro crew that races on Hanuman, Ranger and Velsheda, this result is impressive indeed. Our message to the Hanuman boys is this: We’re getting closer!”
The Hoek office was also delighted with the performance of the Truly Classics in Palma. “Taking first and second place overall is a great achievement and a testimony both to the design and the owners and crew of Heartbeat and Atalante, “adds Hoek. “Drumfire also performed very well, beating the other TCs on line honours although she had a very stiff handicap. And Firefly also showed her enormous potential, easily winning line honours on most of days of the event. All in all, this was a great few days and we are already looking forward to the next Superyacht Cup.”
The special Hoek Design Cup was also run for the third year in Palma and was officially marked on the event race sheets. Hoek Design also co-organised a special Dutch dinner on the Friday night at the lovely Cap Rocat hotel. This informal evening was attended by most of the owners and captains taking part in the Superyacht Cup and showcased Majorca at its very best.
A trio of Wally Nanos race in the Palma Vela
10 May 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.
Lionheart J-Class World Champion
31 August 2017
Lionheart was the convincing winner of the J-Class World Championships last week
Lionheart wins the triple!
22 June 2017
Lionheart wins all 3 America's Cup J-Class events
The J-Class Lionheart recorded the biggest victories in her four-year racing career
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.