Hawk Yachts and our partners bring a wealth of experience and insight at every step of the journey from design to expedition planning, unlocking your yacht’s capabilities and creating an exciting and memorable experience for guests.
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Our team are among only a handful of individuals worldwide that have firsthand experience of both expedition yachting and captaining large luxury yachts.
Alongside our partners Swiss Ocean and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, we have the expertise to create functional yachts that are not just designed to meet specifications, but that can
fulfill the specific requirements of the crew and the guests when visiting extreme locations.
Our attention to detail throughout the design and build supervision process results in better adapted, more capable and more comfortable yachts.
A born adventurer, Matthias Bosse has sailed all of the seven oceans, including numerous cruises to Antarctica, the Arctic Ocean, the Northwest Passage and the Amazon River.
He has been at the helm of large yachts and expedition cruise ships for more than 20 years, serving as the master of prestigious private yachts such as Carinthia and Lady Moura.
With his years of experience in mind, Matthias cultivated his own vision of the perfect yacht, and as a result, Sea Hawk and the Hawk Series of Yachts were born.
Nick launched his career with Saatchi & Saatchi in the 70's and 80's, achieving a board director position at 26. There he worked on many famous campaigns, including British Airways, the launch of The Independent Newspaper, and three successful Conservative elections.
In 1990 Nick launched his own Media Company, BLM, and was founder and Chairman of the independent media network, Columbus Media. BLM became the largest independent media company in the UK and was sold to Havas in 2008. More recently Nick has been involved in the yacht business, joining Hawk Yachts Ltd in October 2014.
We push to the very edge of the known world, to places where the only guides available are hand drawn charts and experience. We plan engaging and exciting itineraries so that guests can get the most out of these majestic locations, from exploring cultural landmarks to wildlife safaris.
Our team organise permit applications, recruit expedition staff and consider ecological regulations along with all the other preparation necessary for expeditions, allowing guests to truly enjoy and explore these areas without issues or interruptions.
We push to the very
edge of the known world,
where the only guides available are hand drawn charts and personal experience.
With a career spanning both commercial and private sectors, Michael has worked in senior positions with famous shipbuilding companies including Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, Lürssen and Blohm+Voss. He has managed many new builds including the superyachts Dilbar, Ice and Capri, and has unrivalled expertise in everything from the first stages of the design, through to cost estimation, quality control and final delivery.
David became a design engineer/naval architect at Southampton Yacht Services for 5 years before joining Laurent Giles, becoming a Director in 2007 and MD in 2009. He has been responsible for all the major Superyacht projects undertaken by the company since then.
Diana has worked in the industry for the past 16 years; spending 6 of those years establishing Monaco based Sterling/Scott. Her designs have won international acclaim, including at the 2014 world class Super Yacht awards.
Tom qualified as a Certified Coating Inspector before studying Industrial Business Management and Boat Building. As CEO of G.Con, Tom has been responsible for finish and refit on many superyachts including Eclipse 163m, Al Mirqab 133m, Lady Moura 103m, Palladium 96m, Mayan Queen 94m, Nahlin 91m, Ecstasea 86m and Gracefull 82m.
Sigfried studied as a Master Craftsman and then Mechanical Engineer at the University of Applied Science. In 1993 he joined Lürssen as Production Engineer and rose to become Head of Production. Since 2016 he has been a Senior Consultant at G.Con and Project Manager on several superyacht projects including Plan P, Follow Me V and Lady Moura.
David Fletcher is a true explorer, and has travelled extensively throughout the Polar Regions for nearly 40 years, encountering four Antarctic winters and 36 summers. He has spent fifteen years as a Base Commander and Field Operations Manager for the British Antarctic survey, where he was awarded the Fuchs medal, and is a fellow of Royal Geographic Society, where he was awarded the prestigious Polar Medal.
Norbert is the founder and driving force behind Art of Travel, a luxury tour operator. He has managed to retain his curiosity for trends, developments and visions, for 35 years. Recently, he has launched an exclusive travel club through the password protected site Goosebumps.
Antje has 23 years of experience in the cruise and luxury cruise industry. She believes that her job was to provide unique experiences for her guests that they would remember for the rest of their lives. She became a Shore Excursion Manager and then an operational Cruise Director on S/Y ‘Sea Cloud’, the ‘Europa’ and the ‘Hanseatic’, all 5-star cruise ships.
Sonja has 15 years of experience in the luxury industry and has travelled around the world on luxury cruise ships. Sonja was part of launching two new cruise lines: Viking Cruise lines in 2015 and Scenic Cruises in 2018 with the first discovery yacht in the world. Her ability to organize and coordinate make her a valuable asset in the cruise and yachting industry.
Alexander has more than 20 years’ experience in the Cruise Industry. He started as an airplane pilot in the executive segment, performing as a pilot as well as Cruise Director on board several cruise ships. From 2008-2015 he has been on board MS Europa and since 2016 on board Scenic river cruise vessels in Europe as a Cruise Director.
Andri has over 20 years' experience managing shipping and yachting projects. He has held various technical management positions for companies such as Blohm+Voss and Columbia Shipmanagement and headed the ship finance division at Hannover Leasing.
He holds Master's degrees in Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering and Ocean Systems Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, and a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zürich in Switzerland.
Jonathan is a Partner at Private equity and M&A investment boutique Bowline Capital Partners BV. At Bowline Jonathan advises companies on their growth and business development strategies. Jonathan has significant global consulting, commercial, leadership and turnaround experience. Jonathan has an Executive MBA from the Cass Business School, London.
Martin Redmayne is the Chairman and Editor in Chief of the Superyacht Group, the premier source of information on the superyacht industry.
Martin has interviewed owners, shipyards, brokers and designers. He has stepped aboard over 1000 superyachts in the past 20 years and his understanding of the industry is legendary. After holding several high-profile positions in the yachting press, he launched his own media group. He has also launched the Superyacht Report, a research tool which has been used as a benchmark for the industry for many years.