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.
The Hoek Design yachts performed great in the St. Barth Bucket Regatta
22 March 2023
The St. Barth Bucket ended on a high for the Hoek Design yachts
Majestic J Class racing in the Maxi Rolex Cup.
13 September 2022
A great compliment to the new Swedish owners and their team for their win of the J Class Svea in the Maxi Rolex Cup
J-class SVEA and Topaz winners at SYC Palma 2022
5 July 2022
The J Class races during the Palma Superyacht Cup were a great succes for the two J’s that were designed by our office, Svea and Topaz.
Hoek designs in the mix at St Barths
25 March 2022
Four Hoek Designs among a total of 30 participants were sailing last week in windy conditions.
Sultana and Mazu at Spetses Regatta
2 July 2019
Two Hoek Designed Yachts were competing in the Spetses Classic Regatta 2019 in Greece last weekend
Topaz and Kealoha at the Superyacht Cup Palma
24 June 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
Athos and Svea at the Superyacht Cup Palma
25 June 2018
The Superyacht Cup in Palma last weekend displayed excellent conditions for racing, with sun, 15 knots of average breeze and calm seas.
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!
St. Barth's Bucket Regatta 2015 great success for Hoek Design
24 March 2015
The annual Bucket regatta this year was a great success for Hoek Designed Yachts.
Marie winner of Loro Piana Carribean Superyacht Reggata in her class
17 March 2015
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