CARIBBEAN HIGH FLY­ERS

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Just eigh­teen months af­ter their first launch, HH Cata­ma­rans has grown the on-wa­ter fleet to six be­spoke per­for­mance cruis­ing cata­ma­rans: four semi-cus­tom HH66S and two unique HH55S.

Hav­ing al­ready sailed a com­bined 30,000nm, the HH fleet is quickly rack­ing up miles and tick­ing off the world’s most pres­ti­gious re­gat­tas and idyl­lic cruis­ing des­ti­na­tions. The HH66S have found great suc­cess on the race cir­cuit, with 66-01 R-SIX and 66-03 Nala land­ing on the podium in ev­ery event en­tered in the 2017-2018 sea­son. R-SIX fin­ished 2nd in class in the for­mi­da­ble 600-mile Rolex Fast­net Race, prov­ing the stur­di­ness and re­li­a­bil­ity fac­tor. New­comer 66-05 Flash joined her sis­ter­ships at Les Voiles de St. Barths, bring­ing the HH count to three - com­pris­ing fifty per­cent of the Off­shore Mul­ti­hull class. 20-30kt breeze and 2-3m seas chal­lenged the fleet, with mul­ti­ple com­peti­tors be­ing forced to with­draw in var­i­ous races. The HH con­tin­gent sailed tough and over­came ob­sta­cles, land­ing in 2nd, 3rd and 4th place over­all in the event.

While com­pet­i­tive pur­suits cap­ti­vated half of the fleet, the re­main­ing three HH cats spent the sea­son cruis­ing. On­board 55-01 Min­nehaha, the own­ers ex­plored the far reaches of the Caribbean with friends and fam­ily, work­ing their way through the usual haunts of the Vir­gin Is­lands and Lesser An­tilles and then mak­ing their way to the Saints and even­tu­ally on to Gre­nada.

Min­nehaha is now set to en­joy a lit­tle spa time be­fore con­tin­u­ing on to Panama and through the canal into the Pa­cific later this year. Her sis­ter­ship, the newly launched HH55-02 Hai Feng, spent the sea­son in Florida, and is now pre­par­ing to head North to en­joy the sum­mer in New Eng­land. She’ll be joined there by Nala and Flash, as well as the fleet’s new­est mem­ber, the soon-to­launch HH55 Utopia.

This Fall we’ll see the HH on-wa­ter count grow yet again, with a fourth HH55 and a fifth HH66 sched­uled to launch be­fore the year’s end. With the HH50 now also in pro­duc­tion, the pace is show­ing no sign of slow­ing - an ex­cit­ing time for one of yacht­ing’s most ex­cit­ing brands. To learn more visit hh­cata­ma­rans.com or contact sales@hh­cata­ma­rans.com

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