Hawk Yachts builds outstanding expedition yachts, providing top-notch comfortable cruising in the most extreme conditions, and has announced a new 223-foot concept yacht that the company believes will be a ‘game changer’ in terms of design and cost. The new Hawk Ranger contains six staterooms, with a large owner’s suite and five guest cabins.
One of the best features on the new yacht is the amazing fuel tank. Imagine being able to cross the Atlantic and back again without needing to refuel; well with the Hawk Ranger, it is now possible. The yacht even has a range of 6,500 nautical miles at 12 knots, while its top speed is 17 knots.
The distinctive, hawk-resembling bill, located at the front of the yacht, is designed for penetrating ice fields, while the Ranger contains a Polar Class 6 hull to break through 32 inches of ice. It will also have a reinforced ice belt along the waterline, a large boiler to keep the yacht warm in cold environments, heated seals on the exterior doors so they will not freeze over, large “expedition” side gates, and several other features to assist you in your next adventurous journey.
Not interested in traveling through the frozen wilds, not a problem. When visiting tropical locations, the Ranger is equipped with standard tropical air conditioning. The yacht also has insect and pollen filters integrated into the air intakes, high-temperature engine cooling, and a system for freshwater production, meaning you can stay out and about for weeks at a time.
These new advanced systems for extreme conditions is just one component of the incredible new yacht. Captain Matthias Bosse, CEO and cofounder, claims the company’s model will “drastically reduce” the costs of ownership, since it builds the yachts in other commercial shipyards. Robb Report notes that the explorer design will also begin attracting charter guests who desire to see the world’s most remote destinations.
“From Antarctica to indigenous villages in the Amazon rainforest, our yachts are opening up a world of adventure to discerning people who want unique experiences and utmost luxury,” said Bosse, He also noted that the Hawk Ranger is capable of being used 52 weeks per year, mainly targeted towards charter, as compared to the average of five to six weeks that most owners would typically use their yachts.
“This allows owners to run the yacht as a profitable business,” Bosse added. “The super-rich are no longer content to own trophy vessels that sit in harbor for 45 weeks. We’re seeing a desire to live and breathe experiences that are only accessible to a select few.”