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Cape Hawk
—56 m

Cape Hawk is a superyacht designed for those with a sense of adventure, created by a passionate team with unparalleled expedition and luxury yachting experience. Explore further with friends and family, gaining a rare insight into the most challenging yet remarkable locations in safety, comfort and luxury.

Ahead in the Poles

Cape Hawk has a 1C ice class rating, designed with a strengthened hull that pushes through new ice, giving exceptional access to the unspoilt and majestic scenery of the Polar Regions.

Ice strengthened hull
Designed for safe navigation in icy waters, the hull can push through 40cm of first year ice.
Heated shell door seals
Heated seals avoid the chance of door seals freezing in cold climates.
High-power boiler for cold environments
To operate comfortably in cold climates our yachts are designed with high-power boilers and heating systems.
Reinforced Ice Belt
The hull has thicker plates and narrower frame spacing at the bow and around the waterline, which protects the hull from ice interaction.
Oversized propellers and machinery
All yacht machinery has been developed to meet the requirements of ice interaction and polar expeditions.
Designed for ice accretion
Cape Hawk is designed to be stable when interacting with ice accretion.

Sail beyond the sea

Not only is Cape Hawk able to withstand polar climates, it is equally capable in tropical climates, with the ability to travel through warm waters and up silty rivers, opening up the wonders of this unique but challenging environment.

Effective cooling capacity
Water temperatures in the Amazon can reach up to 36°C, putting a strain on ship systems. The oversized cooling capacity system keeps engines from overheating whilst travelling in hot waters.
Insect Filters and Pollen Barriers
At sunset in tropical regions, there tends to be large amounts of insects in the air. Easily accessible filters will be installed so that insect blockages in air conditioning filters can be cleaned away.
Maintenance friendly water intakes
Tropical river waters are often silty, increasing the likelihood of blockages in the engine cooling systems. Our systems are easily accessed for cleaning in such conditions.
Oversized air conditioning systems
Air-conditioning will be installed that is capable of dealing with extremely high temperatures, humidity and condensate.
Freshwater production
Producing freshwater is crucial for a trip to the Amazon. A reverse osmosis plant will be installed that produces freshwater from brackish water and saltwater, as well as a UV disinfection system.
Oversized propellers and machinery
The yacht’s machinery and systems are engineered to withstand interaction with floating logs and debris.

Luxury without limits

Our prestigious designers bring functional yet beautiful Swiss-inspired design to Cape Hawk’s interior. We have incorporated luxury features to entertain and delight guests across 500m2 of living space.

Socialise in style
Cape Hawk has been designed with a range of different spaces. This includes a sun deck and winter garden, ensuring that the owner and their guests will be comfortable in both extremes of climate, as well as a sky bar with a hot tub on the bridge deck.
Relax in luxury
Guests can relax in exceptional luxury on board, with a 70m2 spa on the lower deck, a gym and beach club, and a cosy fire lounge on the main deck.
On-board exploration
We have included some fascinating features to keep guests entertained and reveal more about the surroundings, including an explorer’s lounge and science station.
A window to the world
Cape Hawk is designed to offer optimal views of the amazing landscapes on your travels. Windows have been angled for minimal reflection through all of the living spaces, and there are panoramic views available in the owner’s cabin and explorer’s lounge.

Explore further

Cape Hawk is a true expedition yacht. With maintenance friendly systems and an impressive range, it is designed for long haul expeditions and extensive exploration.

Self sufficiency
Cape Hawk is designed to operate away from ports and infrastructure and maintain safe operation in remote locations, with redundant systems built-in where possible.
Custom designed expedition tenders
The enclosed, side-launching tenders are specifically designed to cope with extreme conditions, and have interior seating for travelling further afield in cold or humid climates.
Ocean waste regulation
On board incinerators for burning waste and sludge, biological sewage treatment, metal shredders for storage, cooled waste storage and sophisticated grey water treatment facilities minimise the effect of ocean waste.
Long haul range
Cape Hawk has a 6,000nm range at 12kn.
Fuel tanks
We have avoided fuel tanks being in contact with the shell anywhere forward of amidships to avoid the chance of fuel spillage.
Yacht expedition is not about going rough, it's about access to the memorable exclusivity of unspoilt nature in comfort, safety and style.
David Fletcher—
Polar expert and expedition leader

Special features

Keeping systems in check

Keeping systems in check

Incorporating state of the art technology, Cape Hawk offers extensive remote monitoring of the engines and machinery. It detects required maintenance up to 6 months in advance and alerts to critical cases 7–30 days in advance. As a result, problems and operational trends are spotted before failures occur, resulting in proactive maintenance, optimum times between overhauls, less downtime and reduced costs.

Beautiful design in practice

Beautiful design in practice

The innovative Hawk Bow shape seamlessly combines beauty and functionality. It encloses the forecastle at the front of the ship, protecting systems that can get damaged or worn in heavy seas. The shape is designed to throw aside large waves instead of scooping them up. This makes for more comfortable and efficient sailing through heavy seas.

The hull is beautifully engineered to be comfortable in a range of different conditions, from short steep waves in the North Sea, to long waves in the Southern Ocean. The innovative hybrid shape is ice friendly—able to push through smaller pieces of ice and pack ice—as well as being designed for economic sailing and low resistance, with a fine entry and an easy run. It has large bilge keels and fin stabilisers for steady sailing.

Technical specifications

Overall Length 56 m
Draft 3.2 m
Top Speed 17 knots
Breadth 11 m
Range 6,000 nm (12 knots)
Gross Tonnage 1,200 gt