17 August 2023
New Zealand-based yacht design studio, globally recognised for bespoke interior and exterior superyacht design and styling, the Kit Carlier Design team has designed the first of a new range of SuperCats to be produced by global powerhouse Hudson Yacht Group, with naval architecture by Stimson Marine Design.
Both models have been rigorously tested in an array of diverse scenarios using the same CFD technology implemented in the design of the America’s Cup AC75.
Hudson Yacht Group’s wholly owned yard is located in Xiamen, China. An international team of designers, project managers and veteran boatbuilders leads a 300-person production staff in a state-of-the-art facility.
Whether they’re cruising the shores of Monaco, exploring the shallows of the Bahamas, or hosting A-listers at a secluded anchorage, the Hudson 47 and 63 SuperCats are set to turn heads in even the most exclusive surroundings.
Gliding into the spotlight is the large volume 63’ Power Cat, providing spaces typically found on larger motor yachts.
The Hudson 63 boasts a full beam master suite, three spacious guest cabins, each with accompanying ensuites, and a large main saloon that flows out onto the vast aft entertaining space.
Generous head height throughout, accompanied by the expansive atrium glazing (that spans both the saloon space and cockpit) give the illusion of being in a much larger vessel.
The 15-square-metre lowering platform allows for a 6.5-metre amphibious tender to be launched and retrieved and can also double as a beach club for other water sports.
With 1000 hp a side and seven tons of lift from the foil, the Hudson 63 can cruise comfortably at 27 knots and cover over 1,000 nautical miles, with 35 knots possible at full speed. Fuel consumption is approximately half of a similar size mono-hull and extraordinary seakeeping characteristics are provided by the asymmetrical, wave-piercing hull design.
If customised, the Hudson 63 can be constructed entirely in carbon fibre, and when paired with water jets, can achieve 40 knots.
The Hudson 47 shares the same DNA and striking appearance as its big sister, yet on a smaller scale. Passengers on the 47’ vessel will appreciate the numerous finer details, each executed to perfection, while enjoying spacious accommodation, generous head height, and plenty of glass to take in the views.
The starboard hull accommodates the master suite while the port hull houses two comfortable guest suites, all with accompanying ensuites.
The expansive main deck layout feels roomy, from the large two-seater helm station through to the large saloon and galley which flows out onto the same grand aft entertaining space that features on the Hudson 63.
Powered with just over 900 hp, the Hudson 47 offers similar performance and seakeeping as the 63, with a cruising speed of 27 knots, providing a 500-nautical-mile range on standard tanks and a maximum speed of 30 knots.