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HH Ocean Class 50 - In praise of semi-custom

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The Hudson Yachts group has just launched an HH ocean cruising catamaran which differs from previous models that were resolutely speed-oriented. This HH Ocean Class 50 is designed for family blue water cruising. But as a bonus, finely-tuned and an exceptional standard of finish.

Test location: Badalona, Spain
Conditions: sea state slight, wind 8 to 15 knots


Since 2016, HH has gotten us used to admiring their magnificent high-performance full carbon catamarans on the water: no multihull sailor can forget the extraordinary performance of the HH66 and 55! Today, we had the pleasure of sailing the first model from a new range called the Ocean Class - not without the influence of the first owner. This 50 has just been delivered in Europe to her client who plans to cruise the Mediterranean when he retires. Let’s look at the backstory to this first OC adventure: Eric, a lively 70-year-old based in the United States, was first attracted by the HH55. He quickly realized that the specific features of this model were too performance-oriented and only somewhat suited to his specifications – short-handed cruising. But his desires were finally heard by the shipyard (see inset), making him a pioneer in developing this new series. At first glance, there’s an air of belonging to the HH range which is very perceptible: that rare elegance is still clear to see. But the comparison can go no further in terms of features. Let’s start with the construction: the all-carbo...

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