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.

Holland Jachtbouw   63.25 m •  2010
Turquoise Yachts   55.99 m •  2020
Vitters   54.6 m •  2010
Vitters   54.6 m •  2005
Vitters   52.52 m •  2009
Royal Huisman   52.36 m •  2014
Krupp Germaniawerft   49.9 m •  1930
Vitters   49.7 m •  2020
Royal Huisman   47.65 m •  2014
Jongert   46.1 m •  2003
Vitters   43.6 m •  2017
Claasen   43.4 m •  2010
Holland Jachtbouw   42.98 m •  2005
Vitters   42.67 m •  1999
Holland Jachtbouw   42.62 m •  2015
Pendennis   39.4 m •  2020
SES Yachts   39.34 m •  2021
Pendennis   38.8 m •  2018
Claasen   38.8 m •  2015
Claasen   35.2 m •  2011
Claasen   33.05 m •  1999
Turquoise Yachts   32.89 m •  2012
Turquoise Yachts   32.62 m •  2009
SES Yachts   32.55 m •  2024
Alloy Yachts   31.94 m •  1998
Holland Jachtbouw   30.48 m •  2000
Holland Jachtbouw   30.48 m •  1996
Engelaer   30.4 m •  1995
Vitters   28.22 m •  1993
Holland Jachtbouw   28 m •  1998
Claasen   27.5 m •  2008
Claasen   27.5 m •  2017
Claasen   27.5 m •  2009
ShipBorn   27.5 m •  2024
Claasen   25.88 m •  2005
Holland Jachtbouw   25 m •  2002
Bloemsma & Van Breemen   24.99 m •  2002
Holland Jachtbouw   24.75 m •  2000
Bloemsma & Van Breemen   24.54 m •  1996
Claasen   24 m •  2007
Claasen   24 m •  2007