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The Hudson 48 Powercat. From world renowned British boat designer Bill Dixon comes a strong, fast, stable catamaran built for ocean cruising and comfortable bay living.


Find out the latest news and information about Hudson Powercat and the Hudson 48 Powercat.

HPC48-06 Arrives

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Here is a first look at the gorgeous HPC48-06, having arrived safe and sound in Sydney Harbour.

More images on there way soon!


HPC48-06 Completes Sea Trials

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HPC48-06, named Flying Duck, successfully completed sea trials in Xiamen this month and is now on her way to Sydney Australia where her owners await.

She is expected to arrive early October. Watch this space for more photos of this beautiful powercat in her new home "down-under".

Sydney Boat Show

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The Sydney Boat show finished last week and what a great show! Thank you to all our visitors and to the organisers. Looking forward to seeing you all again next year!

Sydney Boat Show - 2017

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Hudson Powercat will be attending this year's Sydney Boat show in Australia and will have a HPC48 on display and available to come aboard.

Contact us now to schedule time on board with company president Paul Hakes.

The show starts on August 3rd and finishes on the 7th.

This year will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Sydney Boat Show and it's already shaping up to be bigger and more exciting show than ever. The show will return in it's entirety to Darling Harbour and operate from the newly completed ICC-Sydney facility.

The show will also:
Incorporate the Australia International Dive Expo
Occupy the entire 32,600 m2 of exhibition space
Use an elevated 5,000 m2 open air event deck
Expansion of the marina displays at Cockle Bay.

Click above to visit the official boat show website.

Click above to visit the official boat show website.

Jaguar Catamarans Makes Way for Hudson Powercat

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Xiamen - April 24th, 2017. Hudson Yacht Group (HYG), builders of HH Catamarans, Jaguar Catamarans and Hudson Powercats today announced the discontinuation of the Jaguar Catamaran Int brand. HYG will now use the international name Hudson Powercats for all future builds and this is to create consistent branding across global markets whilst maintaining their focus on excellence, delivering clients incredible performance, livability and safety at sea.

Company president Paul Hakes said, “As an international company that has clients from all corners of the globe, it’s important for us to put forward a unified brand and design. The mature and dynamic Australian and North American markets demanded a power cat with better features and more contemporary styling. Working with renowned yacht designer Bill Dixon and selecting distinctive styling and improved functionality, we have shaped and evolved the Jaguar’s original design into our international brand Hudson Powercat. It is now time to show Europe the new Hudson Powercat with its updated yet classic style and all round enhanced functionality”

The brand renaming is the part of Hudson Yacht Group’s continuing evolution and expansion, having acquired Jaguar Catamarans in late October 2015, and bringing them into their growing yacht construction company. HYG took the concept for Jaguar Catamarans International and developed it to suit the North American and Australasian markets, thus Hudson Powercats was born. The first Jaguar Catamaran JC48 launched into the European market in 2014 and Hudson Powercat’s HPC48, the North America variation, hit the water one year later.

JC48 and HPC48

Much has changed since the first JC48 launched, and the design has evolved a great deal. Though both the JC48 and the HPC48 were developed in tandem, the Hudson Powercat eventually proved to be a better representation of where HYG wanted to take their power catamaran division. There have always been distinguishing features that set apart the Jaguar brand from Hudson Powercat and these distinctions helped the company test the market to see where preferences tended to lean towards. The large lower helm of the JC48 was rearranged to be more effective and free up saloon space enabling the addition of a bar. Hudson Powercat’s focus on maximizing the interior spaces and more classic interior styling have ultimately proven to have greater appeal with their clients.

The HPC48 design has now been standardized and will come in two variations; the owner’s version, with king size walk-around bed in the master cabin, and now the charter version with 4 double cabins. In both versions, all cabins are complimented with full en suites, with showers, and both versions have a large and spacious flybridge with entertaining table capable of seating up to 12 guests. The optional fully-enclosed air-conditioned hard top flybridge sets a new standard. V8 370 horsepower Yanmar engines also come as standard.

Hudson Powercat

About Hudson Yacht Group

Hudson Yacht Group 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. 

About Hudson Powercat

Hudson Powercat is the collaboration of award winning naval architect Bill Dixon,  and manufacturing powerhouse Hudson Yacht Group. Hudson Powercats are luxury power catamarans of exceptional quality, comfort and performance.

Contact us to find out more. You can also connect with Hudson Powercat via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

International Sales Network
for Hudson Powercat

Florida + USA
Hudson Yacht Group: Dan Sammis
Pacific North-West:
Seattle Yachts: Peter Whiting

Multiyachts: Vanny Gori

Navis LR: Magalie Raison

Catamaran CompanyIan Mackenzie
Jefferson Rose

Swell Yachting: Golan Levi

British Virgin Islands
Virgin Motor Yachts

Blue Cat

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Here is an early look at the latest HPC48 soon to leave the paint booth. She's the first in the series to receive a coloured top coat.

Sydney Annual Charity Yachting Regatta

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HPC48 will be attending this year's Sydney Annual Charity Yachting Regatta. This is one of the largest regattas in the southern hemisphere with around 100 boats due to attend. The event raises money and awareness for youth homelessness in Australia is one of their largest fundraising events for the year. Our HPC48 is being donated for use as a spectator vessel for the day.
Contact us to schedule some time on board after the regatta and find out more about the event by visiting:…/sydney-annual-charity-yachting-re…/
Hope to see you there!

Miami Boat Show

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Thanks to everyone who came aboard our HPC48 at the Miami Boat Show last month. We had a fantastic show not least because we sold our beautiful boat. Mike purchased the 3-cabin owner's version that will now join the Virgin Motor Yacht charter fleet this fall! There will now be two impressive HPC48s available for bareboat charter with Virgin Motor Yachts!

Virgin Motor Yachts Purchase a HPC48 for their Expanding Fleet

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Motor Yacht Charter Company in the British Virgin Islands Adds HPC to their Fleet

Hudson Powercat was excited to announce this week, the sale of one of their HPC48s to Virgin Motor Yachts in the BVI. Virgin Motor Yachts intend to incorporate this brand-new catamaran into their charter program. This will be the first purchase of many HPC48s as a planned fleet expansion by Virgin Motor Yachts. In addition, public purchases of the Hudson Powercat can be made through Virgin Motor Yachts who will offer “fractional ownership when the boat is placed into their Charter Program which offers the owner a guaranteed income, fully maintained and serviced boat, and a stunning environment in which to cruise and use the Hudson Powercat. The first hull to Virgin Motor Yachts is expected to be completed and delivered to the Caribbean in September this year.

Hudson Powercat is part of Hudson Yacht Group. They blend smart design with stylish aesthetics and Hudson's trademark focus on luxury and comfort. Their Powercat series has come to represent the pinnacle in luxury Motor Yacht design. The introduction of the HPC48 into BVI means owners now can purchase a higher quality, more luxurious yacht than anything currently offered for charter in the region.

Virgin Motor Yachts are a well-established British Virgin Islands charter company and have been based in the region for the last 20 years. They operate out of Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola in a beautiful spot that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. As they move into their third decade in business they are working to expand their fleet to include several new Hudson Powercats.

Company President Paul Hakes said "The British Virgin Islands is an incredible destination and the perfect place to enjoy cruising power catamarans. We are very excited about seeing an HPC48 sailing in the Caribbean later this year and are thrilled to welcome Virgin Motor Yachts into the Hudson Powercat family.”

The HPC48 Charter Version has been especially designed for the specific needs of the charter market. She has been built with super durable fabrics both inside and out without compromising on finish quality or style. High quality mock wood finishes have been chosen for the cabinet surfaces and genuine solid walnut wood will be used for all cappings and fiddles. The wide aft deck features beautiful teak wood flooring and generous seating and storage and table for dining alfresco. There are four cabins on this boat that include one master cabin and three guest cabins and each has its own en suit bathroom/shower. The three guest cabins each have a double bed that quickly and easily converts to two single beds whenever needed. This means that HPC48 Charter Version may accommodate up to eight guests at a time. The boat is easy to handle easily maneuvered. She can spin on the spot or move sideways with ease thanks to the twin Yanmar 8lv 370hp engines and bow thruster combination. She will comfortably cruise at 18 knots with a top speed at 24knots helmed from the fly bridge that offers a 360-degree view. Without a lower helm station space is freed up in the salon for a wet bar and additional refrigerator.

As this will be “Bareboat” charter, Virgin Motor Yachts make available a boat fully serviced, fueled, watered and ready to leave the dock. Clients will skipper and run the boat themselves, or hire a captain if necessary, and buy all their own provisions and whatever they want on board. Virgin Motor Yachts also provides clients with recommendations for destinations and helps plan a complete schedule.

The HPC48s are built at Hudson Yacht’s world class production facility in Xiamen, China, alongside HH Catamarans and the HH42. HYG utilizes industry leading technology and implements industry-best practices in every aspect of the build process. With nearly 30,000sqm dedicated to their boatbuilding operation, HYG's boat yard is one of China's largest.

Hudson Yacht Group also recently announced the establishment of a new Florida-based Sales and Service Center. Their Sales and Service Center will occupy a 1000 sqft office space with a wide berth on the waterfront at the Jupiter Marine Yacht Club, and will serve as the company's US headquarters and the warranty and service hub for Hudson Yacht Group's brands. Sales and Service Director Dan Sammis will spearhead the Jupiter operation, while HYG President Paul Hakes will split time between the US Sales and Service Center and the Hudson Yacht Marine production facility in Xiamen.

Hudson Powercat Hull #06

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Another milestone for Hudson Powercat's HPC-06 was reached recently with the demoulding of the flybridge. Deck/hull dry fitting is well underway. Keep up the great work guys.

Hudson Powercat Arrives in Australia

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HPC-04 completed her trip to Australia this month, arriving in Sydney on the 27th. Here are a couple of photos takes by her new custodians from the beaches near Sydney.

Destination: Australia

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After successful sea trials and commissioning, HPC48-03 was hauled out of the water last week and prepped for loading onto the shipping container. She leaves for Australia this weekend and is due to arrive in Sydney at the end of the month.

Sea Trials Complete

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HPC48-03 sea trials concluded here in Xiamen last week. She was transferred from the marina to the shipping port and is now being prepped for shipment to Sydney Australia.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2016

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. The event starts on November 3rd and ends on the 7th.

Hudson Powercat will be attending the show with the HPC48 available for guests to come aboard.

If you are attending and would like to talk with Paul Hakes and the Hudson Powercat sales team, be sure to contact us at and schedule a meeting.

As always, we look forward to seeing you there.

Welcome to New Owner

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A great time spent down-under at the Sydney International Boat Show last August and a successful trip was had by all.
Champagne and celebrations were in order with the sale of HPC48-06. We are happy to welcome an excited new owner to our Hudson Powercat family.

New Photos

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Here is a collection of excellent new photos of the HPC48, taken from a short video made by Dennison Yachts. Watch the full video here

If you are keen to take this boat out for a test ride or would simple like to know more about the HPC48 please feel free to contact us at: or you can contact Dan Sammis from Denison Yacht Sales at: 




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TrawlerFest, a boat show specifically designed for cruising enthusiasts, begins this week and we are attending! We will be there with our scale model of our HPC47-T. This boat show is a little different to typical shows due to it's relaxed rendezvous-style atmosphere where industry, education and community all come together.

We would like to invite you to come along. The show, held at Cap Sante Marina, Anacortes, WA, runs from the 17th to 21st May.

As always, you can contact us either on facebook or e-mail us at: or you can contact Dan Sammis at to book an appointment.

We look forward to seeing you there and to a great boat show.

Yachts Miami Beach

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Denison Yachts attended the Yachts Miami Beach boat show last week exhibiting Hudson Powercat's HPC-48. Despite the heavy rain there was plenty of visitors and lots on interest in the boat. 
Next month Denison Yacht Sales will be exhibiting the boat at the 31st Annual Palm Beach Boat Show, from the 17th to the 20th. Contact us here or drop us an e-mail at:, or contact Dan Sammis at to book an appointment.

Bill Dixon at the Boat Show

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Photos from the boat show in Düsseldorf. Company president Paul Hakes and European director and sales manager Nigel Hoggett chat with the designer of the Jaguar catamarans, Bill Dixon.

Dusseldorf Boat Show 2016

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The Jaguar Catamaran's booth at this year's boat show in Düsseldorf, Germany. The show is going well and the booth is getting plenty of interest. 

If you would like to chat with company president Paul Hakes and European sales manager Nigel Hoggett, be sure to get in touch at or

The Jaguar International Catamarans booth is in the Xiamen Pavilion, Hall 15, booth D55-2.