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Hawk Yachts outlines fresh details about 68m explorer concept

UK-based yacht designer Hawk Yachts has released new information about The Hawk Ranger, its 68-metre (223-foot) explorer yacht concept.

The vessel, which is designed to be chartered all year round, is intended to be run as a “profit making enterprise”. According to Hawk Yachts, such yachts are “viable investment opportunities”.

The company said the concept would “dramatically reduce costs for build management and servicing” and boast the capability of undertaking a 52-week charter season, unlike many of her competitors.

In a release, chief executive Matthias Bosse noted, “This approach allows owners to run the yacht as a profitable business. The super rich are no longer content to own trophy vessels that sit in harbour for 45 weeks of the year. Increasingly, we are seeing a desire to live and breathe experiences that are only accessible to the select few.”

The Hawk Ranger has been created in line with ice class unrestricted classification, sporting a steel hull and aluminium superstructure and mast.

Accommodation will be for up to 14 guests across an owner’s suite, two VIP suites and four guest cabins.

She will have a top speed of 17 knots and a range of 6,800 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots.

Key features on board include a garage with space for tenders up to 8.5 metres, an observation lounge on the sundeck and a fully certified helideck, which also doubles up as a sundeck with a pool.

The concept has completed full engineering and tank testing, with the shipyard ready to begin cutting steel in three months ahead of a two-and-a-half-year construction period.

For more information, visit Hawk Yachts. Sign up to our newsletter to get the best of Yachting Pages delivered direct to your inbox every month.

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