JAGUAR CATAMARANS MAKES WAY FOR HUDSON POWERCAT
HUDSON BRAND NAME ADOPTED TO BETTER PRESENT A GLOBAL UNIFIED BRAND.
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.
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.