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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael is the sailor in our midst. As a merchant navy educated mariner he has sailed on some of the most renowned yachts and cruise ships in the world.
Before joining the mega yacht Lady Moura he spent his most formative years as navigator on the legendary Tall Ship Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II, followed by service on the Hapag Lloyd Cruises flag ship Europa and the expedition cruise ship Bremen.
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.
Alexander graduated as an Engineer / Navel Architect from Kiel CAU. This followed a childhood of fascination with ships, but living in a mountain area, this manifested itself through the building of model Yachts and Hovercrafts. His military service, not surprisingly was in the German Navy.
Recently Alexander was Managing Director of Sinnex Interior Outfitters. In the past he was responsible for procurement and purchasing for Lürssen for 10 years, with other posts including periods at Nobiskrug, Norderstedt and he also designed a web base procurement system at Shippurch. Within the Hawk team he as the role of purchase and interior procurement.
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.
Following a career in luxury architecture and yacht design, Marco established his own firm in 1999. They have designed the latest Bavaria power boats and the full Itama range as well as sailing yachts for Nix and Kaiserwerft. Their larger custom projects include the Liberty, Berlinetta and Super Sport lines for Palumbo-Columbus Yachts.
Walter is an accomplished and passionate designer. He became Head of Client Design Services for Porsche AG, and from that established WP Associates, a design company that works with Porsche AG, Audi AG and the Volkswagen Group. In 2010 he branched into the yachting Industry, working with Hawk Yachts and the superyacht Lady Moura.