HopYacht 30 - The very first boat test in Greece!

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This catamaran designed by Du Toit Yacht Design makes no pretentions in terms of performance, focusing instead on ease of handling and practicality in general. Indeed, the HopYacht 30 features a single furling genoa supported by a mast logically stepped very far aft. The designers have limited the beam to 11 feet 3 inches (3.44 m) in order to limit the cost of a marina slip. The HopYacht can be disassembled and its two hulls each fit into a standard shipping container. This catamaran will therefore be crossing the oceans as deck cargo - it is approved in CE Category C (Beaufort Force 6 and maximum wave heights of 2 meters or 6½ feet). In addition to its genoa, the HopYacht is powered by two 6 kW E-Propulsion pods, equivalent to 9.9 HP regular motors, but without pollution or noise of course. With the adoption of an induction cooker and an electric water heater, no fossil fuels will be consumed on board. The interior, not dissimilar to what you’d find in the riverboat sector, is surprisingly comfortable for a unit of this size. The manufacturer is also offering an interesting model of shared ownership for 6 people (or 3 couples). The first HopYacht 30 we discovered in Greece is just starting its charter season. See our full test in our forthcoming Forever Green #2 special issue.

Builder: HopYacht
Architect: Du Toit Yacht Design
Length: 30’8” (9.35 m)
Beam: 11’3” (3.44 m)
Draft: 2’4” (0.7 m)
Air draft: 39’4” (12 m)
Sail area: 318 sq ft (29.5 m²)
Price: $ 200,000 ex-tax 

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