Hoek Takes on St. Barths

Four Hoek-designed superyachts competed at the 2012 St. Barths Bucket regatta.

St. Barths Bucket

Tim Wright

Four Hoek-designed superyachts sailed in the St. Barths Bucket, held at the end of March. _This Is Us_--a 43-meter classic schooner that was launched in 2006 at Holland Jachtbouw--took the win in her class and was named the overall champion of the 47 superyachts competing.

"This Is Us is the only schooner ever built with a lifting keel and sail extremely well in both light winds and heavy airs," explains Andre Hoek in a press release from Hoek Design. "To come first out of an exceptional fleet of vessels is a major achievement for the owners and crew."

Other Hoek Designs also excelled at the Bucket. Firefly, a 35-meter prototype of the new one-design F-class, came in second overall in her class. The 55-meter ketch Marie finished fourth in her class and eighth overall. The 62-meter Athos also participated, and was one of the most spectacular sights as the largest yacht on display.

Visit the St. Barths Bucket website.
Read about editor-in-chief Mary South's excursion aboard the Hoek-designed Truly Classic 90 Atalante.