Hawk Yachts have unveiled their latest superyacht concept ahead of Boot Düsseldorf: the 48-metre Cape Hawk 690. Led by Captain Matthias Bosse, working with renowned naval architects Laurent Giles and Southampton Solent University, Hawk Yachts have addressed the challenges of worldwide voyaging to develop a superyacht that is comfortable in any climate. A worldwide voyager, the 48-metre superyacht Cape Hawk has a generous range of 4,000 nautical miles.
Cape Hawk offers the superyacht owner an all-year-round cruising season with a capable, sea-worthy yacht which can be used at any time of year and all around the world. With function and practicality in mind at the outset of her design, the 48-metre superyacht is robust and ocean-ready for all seasons.
As is clear from the renderings, the Cape Hawk 690 still retains the classic appearance of a superyacht in her appearance and profile. Wide for a 48-metre yacht, Cape Hawk 690 has a 9-metre beam and a volume of 690gt across five decks.
On the main deck is the owner's suite - which can be converted to a pair of VIP rooms for charter clients - including ensuite bathrooms and dressing rooms. Guests are housed in four en-suite bedrooms which can be arranged as twins or doubles, featuring walk-in wardrobes.
This new 48-metre concept includes rigorously designed relaxation spaces to maximise comfort on board, whatever the weather. Open up the beach club with a folding swimming platform or rearrange the area for a gym and spa, with room for 12 in the sauna. The sun terrace offers shade from the midday heat with a removable bimini or the warmth of a firepit as it transforms into a winter garden. The lounge is a cosy living area which opens to the sun terrace in warmer climes for the outdoor cinema.
As for tenders, the large garage allows for tenders and zodiacs up to 8.5-metres in length, which enable longer trips and access to the shore even in adverse conditions. However, if you remove the tenders and slide away the glass walkway you can transform the main deck into a large entertainment space.
Concentrating on heightening both the owner's and the guests' experiences, the designers of the Cape Hawk 690 want those on board to experience a tangible sense of involvement with the surrounding scenery and passing wildlife, whether that be the Chilean fjords, polar bears on ice, or passing the Statue of Liberty on a bright, clear morning.
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