HH Catamarans were formed in 2012 aiming to compete in the luxury high performance catamaran market.

The HH name comes from the 2 main drivers behind the company: Hudson Wang, who is the owner of Hudson Yacht and Marine and Paul Hakes, an experienced boat builder from New Zealand.

The Fast Cat Connection

Hudson Marine were involved in the manufacture of the Gunboat 60, designed by Nigel Irens. This was a relationship that eventually turned sour with both sides blaming each other for production problems, and it was out of this conflict that HH Catamarans was born.

Gunboat moved their production to the US and subsequently went bust. HH focused on developing their own line of performance cats designed by Morrelli and Melvin and the rest is water under the bridge.


The first fast cat to come off the production line was the HH66. You can read our full HH66 review here. They really laid down the gauntlet with this first design.


Following the 66 footer came the HH55, shorter than the original boat, but still highly tuned for speed with a luxurious finish.
Read our HH55 Review here.


Prospective buyers were requesting a size suitable for a couple sailing around the world, so the HH50 was developed

Ocean Series


Although they specialise in light, luxurious performance cats, HH have branched out into the Ocean Series with the launch of the OC50. The OC50’s design closely follows that of the HH50, but she is constructed in e-glass and has fixed keels with winglets rather than dagger-boards.

The whole range is targeting long distance cruising couples who are looking for an easier boat to handle, but that remains a high performance machine.

Read our OC50 review here.

In development is a flybridge version called the OC56.


Also in development is an 88 foot superyacht. In fact, HH will custom build yachts of this type from 77 feet. This flybridge cat will have a 100% carbon construction, carbon mast and rigging,

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