Research and development has always been at the heart of Hoek Design, and has helped shape who we are. Based on our ‘Performance through Research’ philosophy, we have developed and built more than 100 yachts that typically combine traditionally elegant lines above water with the very latest technologies below. As pioneers in this field, we have set standards which others have followed. Our software is continuously updated to enable us to focus on optimising performance to the highest degree, along with investing in our team to ensure they are trained to get the most out of it. The demand for larger and more technologically advanced yachts is increasing. Clients are looking for higher performance and variable configuration changes to enable them to cruise and race their yachts easily. Our team not only makes this possible but also understands the importance of accurately calculating the loads and the higher demand on systems and deck gear to ensure they deliver not only a beautiful looking yacht but one which exceeds our client’s expectations.