Hoek Design Naval Architects

History

Founded by Dutch naval architect Andre Hoek in 1986, superyacht designers Hoek Design have become one of the best known superyacht design and naval architecture practices. After graduating with a degree in naval architecture in 1980 Hoek spent a year working in the design office of C&C Yachts in Canada. He then spent six years as a salvage and heavy lift engineer for specialist company ITC before setting up Hoek Design. A passionate sailor, he has raced everything from Dutch traditional vessels to superyachts Adele, Marie, Eleonora and Lionheart.

Hoek Design was joined by aeronautics and hydrodynamics specialist Ruurt Meulemans in 1999, and in 2011 he became managing partner and is currently head of the design office. The current team encompass a broad range of skills from naval architecture to interior design, marine engineering and graphic design.

Notable yachts

Famous for their sailing yachts that combine modern underwater profiles with classic lines, Hoek Design superyachts include Jan-Eric Österlund’s 54.64 metre ketch Adele for which Hoek also design the interior, the 62 metre schooner Athos, the J Class Lionheart, and the modern F Class Firefly.

Specialisations

The Hoek design team cover everything from naval architecture to interiors with a large in-house yacht interior design team. In addition to custom superyachts, Hoek Design has developed several semi-custom ranges from 33-feet in size such as the Classic, Truly Classic and Semi Classic yachts. Hoek Design motor yachts include an 18 metre and a 28 metre classic launch style concepts and Hoek’s first launch, the 21.4 metre high-speed launch Seven.

ATHOS

Holland Jachtbouw   62 m •  2010

BLUE II

Turquoise Yachts   55.99 m •  2020

ADELE

Vitters   54.6 m •  2005

MARIE

Vitters   54.6 m •  2010

ANNE

Vitters   52.52 m •  2009

ELFJE

Royal Huisman   52.36 m •  2014

DEVA

Krupp Germaniawerft   49.9 m •  1930

MERAKI

Vitters   49.7 m •  2020

WISP

Royal Huisman   47.65 m •  2014

WELLENREITER

Jongert   46.1 m •  2003

SVEA

Vitters   43.6 m •  2017

LIONHEART

Claasen   43.4 m •  2010

SEABISCUIT

Holland Jachtbouw   42.98 m •  2005

DELUSHA

Vitters   42.67 m •  1999

TOPAZ

Holland Jachtbouw   42.62 m •  2015

HALEKAI

Pendennis   39.4 m •  2020

GRACE III

SES Yachts   39.34 m •  2021

ATALANTE

Claasen   38.8 m •  2015

VIJONARA

Pendennis   38.8 m •  2018

FIREFLY

Claasen   35.2 m •  2011

SHAMOUN

Claasen   33.05 m •  1999

SIMBA

Turquoise Yachts   32.89 m •  2012

EUGENIA VII

Turquoise Yachts   32.62 m •  2009

IRELANDA

Alloy Yachts   31.94 m •  1998

SEA DRAGON

Holland Jachtbouw   30.48 m •  1996

IKARON

Holland Jachtbouw   30.48 m •  2000

REESLE

Engelaer   30.4 m •  1995

APHRODITE

Vitters   28.22 m •  1993

WHIRLWIND

Holland Jachtbouw   28 m •  1998

KEALOHA

Claasen   27.5 m •  2008

TRULY CLASSIC 90/04

Custom   27.5 m •  2022

ATALANTE

Claasen   27.5 m •  2009

ACADIA

Claasen   27.5 m •  2017

VELACARINA

Claasen   25.88 m •  2005

SWEET EMOTION

Holland Jachtbouw   25 m •  2002

NEW DIMENSION

Bloemsma & Van Breemen   24.99 m •  2002

PALMYRE

Holland Jachtbouw   24.75 m •  2000

MULLIGAN

Bloemsma & Van Breemen   24.54 m •  1996

KANTEERA

Claasen   24 m •  2007

DRUMFIRE

Claasen   24 m •  2007