Hawk Yachts has announced its new 68m/228ft expedition yacht concept HAWK RANGER 68M, which will be revealed at Düsseldorf BOOT 2019 running from the 19th – 27th of January.
The HAWK RANGER 68M joins the shipyard’s two other Hawk Ranger expedition yacht models, the CAPE HAWK 690 – 48M and the SEA HAWK 103M, and offers a midway option between the other sizes.
Constructed with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure and mast, the design and naval architecture for HAWK RANGER 68M has been completed by British studio Laurent Giles in collaboration with the shipyard. She also incorporates features to meet unrestricted ice-class standards for safe cruising in polar regions.
There is 670m2/7212ft2 of interior guest space on board, including an observation lounge on the sundeck with floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a skylight. Exterior amenities include a large, certified heli-deck that doubles as a sundeck and a pool with sunbathing and socialising area.
The accommodation consists of an Owners suite, 2 VIP staterooms and 4 further guest cabins, and the Owner’s suite can be sub-divided for charter use.
E/Y HAWK RANGE 68M will have a maximum speed of 17 knots and a cruising speed of 13 knots with a range of 6,800 nautical miles, making her ideal for long-distance remote expeditions.
The sizeable tender garage can store tenders up to 8.5m/27.8ft in length for safe journeys through rough seas and access to coastlines too shallow for expedition yachts to navigate. Included in the layout is room for a submersible such as the Super Yacht Sub 3-500LX from U-Boat Worx, as well as its operations facilities for easy launch and retrieval. A dive centre and room for scientific operations are also possible as the client desires.
Tank tests and full engineering have been completed and the first HAWK RANGER 68M can be launched within two and a half years.
More information on the design will be released at Düsseldorf BOOT 2019, which is the 50th edition of the world’s largest water sports trade fair and tickets to the event are available to purchase online now.