Hudson Yacht Group, the parent company of Hudson Powercat, is as diverse as it is dynamic. With project managers, naval architects, boat builders, engineers and sales and marketing professionals from around the world, they are a cohesive team who work towards a common goal: producing the world's best boats for the world's happiest clients. Hudson Yacht Group launched their first boat in 2007 and over the last ten years the company has continued to grow and grow. They began by building International J/80 One-Design sports boats, producing over 100 of them for domestic and international clients and quickly expanded their repertoire to include larger projects such as Pearl 75s, Pearl 50s and Gunboat 60s. Today HYG offers the full spectrum sea fairing vessels, from day racers, to the famous HH Catamarans, luxury performance sailing yachts currently dominating the multihull world over in the Caribbean.
Our boat building facility is in Xiamen, China, and has over 300,000 square feet of modern factory space and 400 employees. It is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that was set up eight years ago by Hudson Wang. The yard has a history of success in building high-end performance cruising catamarans in both sail and power. Whether using aerospace materials or conventional GRP, the yard is fully self-sufficient with multiple large CNC capabilities and the ability to build strong composites to beautifully finished interiors.
BILL DIXON - Bill, in his early twenties, took over leadership of Angus Primrose Design and quickly changed the trading name to Dixon Yacht Design. His team are a highly trained and very experienced group, many of whom have been with Bill for years. In 1995 his 'Yanneke Too' yacht won several international awards and since then a steady stream of accolades have been won by Bill and his team. Amongst the most prized was the Yacht Designer of the Year in Asia award, 2010, something Bill has won again several times since.
HUDSON WANG - Hudson Yacht Group was founded by Hudson Wang in 2006. Already an experienced and successful manufacturer and entrepreneur, he decided to turn his business skills towards his passion for boats. With partnerships in world-renowned brands, Hudson builds the world's finest yachts for both the Asian and world markets.
PAUL HAKES - As the founder of Hakes Marine New Zealand, Paul attained a great reputation as one of the world's leading race boat builders in both quality and performance. Paul joined HYG in early 2012. His wealth of experience in all types of yacht construction means he is an ideal figurehead to lead the company’s growth and business development.