The first of the new production HH42 high performance grand prix racing yachts built by Hakes Marine, a division of Hudson Yacht and Marine Co. Ltd and designed by Judel Vrolijk was launched today in Xiamen, China. Oystercatcher XXX, represents the second racing yacht for owner Richard Matthews that has been built by Paul Hakes.
This first HH42 began construction in only October 2012 and already production is well underway on the second for a European owner, but yacht number three will be staying in Asia. Beautifully built by from female carbon moulds, the HH42 features full carbon pre-preg construction, thermoformed foam core and a unique monocoque single piece keel floor. Engineered by SDK Structures USA to ISAF Category 1 safety regulations and ISO Standards the HH42 is a no compromise racing yacht designed to win on line and IRC but with flexibility for strong offshore performance. he carbon rig is from Southern Spars and the winch, pedestal and hardware is all Harken supplied.terug