These experiences led Captain Bosse to ask the question; ‘What is the ultimate reason for owning a superyacht?’ “In my opinion the ultimate reason is the capability to explore the world in total luxury and safety,” he explains. “The current interest in expedition cruising is clear but there are few, if any, luxury superyachts that properly fulfil this capability. There are the converted trawlers and tugs of course, but they lack the comfort and port status of a superyacht and there are the new builds with trawler looks that lack the sea-worthiness for true exploration.”
“The other extreme is the Amazon, which is navigable 2000nm upstream. Here we have features like high performance air-con systems, easily accessible heat exchangers designed to cope with silt blockages. We have an osmosis plant for brackish waters to produce fresh water and specially designed high temperature engine coolers and easily changeable and accessible insect and pollen filters.”
Pointing out that there has been a noticeable upturn in interest in the explorer market, and that charter companies are being increasingly asked for alternative voyaging, Captain Bosse believes another reason that the market is ripe for Hawk Yachts is that a younger generation entering the superyacht industry. “This market is not as interested in just lounging and relaxing in the sunshine," he adds. "They want more from their yachts, they want different geographical experiences."
Hawk Yachts are currently working on two further designs based on the same philosophy of exploration sea-worthiness and Monaco looks. The range will be extended to include 80m and 50m yachts. “We are confident that these yachts will offer the same freedom to explore that their owners deserve,” concludes Captain Bosse.
Captain Matthias Bosse will be discussing Sea Hawk in the Global Superyacht Forum's 'Superyachts of Tomorrow' focus group. View the full programme here.