Apart from unplugging the shore power cable, there's very little else you need to do before setting sail. Our new HopYacht 30 catamaran takes the stress out of sailing, by simplifying the things that make traditional yachts feel like hard work.
Designed specifically for couples or families with young children perhaps not yet able to help out, HopYacht is easy to sail short-handed. With the stability of a catamaran, anxious newcomers to sailing will quickly feel at home.
Perfect for island hopping and coastal passages or simply bay to bay. But why stop there? To explore another region of the world, the HopYacht 30 has demountable hulls and will fit into two standard 40' containers. Reassembling at the new destination is very straightforward.
With the same beam as a typical 36'- 40' monohull, you'll have more options to secure a berth in a busy marina and mooring costs will be reduced.
HopYacht lives up to the promise of relaxed holiday sailing, with an exceptionally easy to manage sail plan. With just one furling genoa and sheets led to one winch at the helm station, sailing single-handed is a breeze. Positioning the mast further aft optimises the sail area and significantly improves upwind performance. An asymmetric spinnaker can be added as an option.
All on one level.
The cockpit, saloon and forward cabin areas are all on the same level, eliminating the hassle and hazard of climbing up and down companionway steps.
One level also introduces more light into the interior with large wrap around windows. HopYacht's layout creates a natural flow of air throughout, keeping you naturally cool, without the need for air-conditioning.
Equipped with electric sail drives not only eliminates fossil fuel pollution, there's also no noise pollution. The motors are whisper quiet and re-charged by solar panels on the cabin top, plus hydro-generation whilst under sail. HopYacht is truly eco-sensitive.
Relaxation super-yacht style.
Our design team have extensive experience creating interiors for larger luxury catamarans and have borrowed a number of ideas to enhance the overall comfort of our HopYacht. A good example is the wrap-around cockpit seating which is fully upholstered and has a pull-out Ottoman, complete with a secret ice box built into the interior. The cockpit drinks table also expands to seat 4-people for meals.
A proper island bed.
Standard yacht berths can feel a little like you are on a camping holiday! The HopYacht forward cabin features a proper walk-around queen sized bed (1.92m x 1.53m) .
Sunbathing can be thirsty work!
If you take relaxation seriously, you'll love the trampoline area at the bow. No more tossing a coin to see who will fetch the refreshments, because built into the aft section of the anchor locker is a cooler box with drink holders.
Galley integrated into the cockpit area.
For holiday style sailing, having the galley in the under-cover cockpit makes a huge amount of sense. Firstly, it's a lot more sociable and you can enjoy the view while cooking. In warm weather, it's very much cooler and the heat (and smell) from cooking isn't trapped inside the saloon.
The hob and sink units are closed off with a smoke glass top, creating the perfect area for serving drinks.
Keeping the galley compact creates extra living space. Fold-out counter tops add additional work surfaces when needed.