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Why the radio silence?

If you search for the word 'BUSY' in a Thesaurus, you'll come across synonyms such as 'ENGAGED', 'IMMERSED', 'BUSTLING', and 'HUMMING'. Yet, the most fitting word to depict the current high level of activity at the HopYacht factory is 'HOPPING'. Yes, we've been hopping!

And hence the radio silence! We've had very limited time to put digital pen to paper, to continue to tell you more of the HopYacht story on this blog.

At our new factory in Cape Town, we are currently producing HopYachts HY005, HY006, HY007, and HY008. These four HopYachts are destined for four different countries, and we are excited about several new features being built-in, to enhance the original design.

We've always been proud of having full standing headroom (1.98m | 6.5 feet) throughout the interior ... with the exception of the shower! One of our tallest owners said he found it a little uncomfortable to have to tilt his head slightly to fit under the shower head and asked if there was any way we could create more headroom?

The height of the original shower tray meant we lost valuable space. So our design team has come up with a new drainage system that lowers the base of the shower almost to floor level. And we have achieved this without affecting the folding glass door which seals off the shower. Problem solved, and you won't find yourself having to stand on a wet floor when you are brushing your teeth!

We had already upgraded the helm seat to be a two-seater from HY002 onwards; however, we've added a new development. You can now unlock and drop the seat base down, so you have more space when you want to helm in a standing position. It's a small change, but it makes a huge difference to both comfort and functionality.

It was one of our owners who casually commented that "the HopYacht 30 is a small yacht that masquerades as a big yacht"! Her point was that even though it's a small yacht, it's really nice that we have so many high-quality finishes. This has become a really important guiding principle for us.

When you open a cupboard door on a superyacht, you automatically expect to find the same quality of finish on the inside. For our cupboards and lockers, we have incorporated fibreglass inserts to ensure that the inside now has a matching white gelcoat finish to the exterior. This not only enhances the overall appearance, but also makes them easier to wipe down and maintain cleanliness.

We've also added black glossy plexiglass panels to replace the previous paint and vinyl finish, just aft of the side windows. In the photograph above, you can see how this creates the effect of a seamless transition onto the smoked glass windows. Plus, it really shows off our new HopYacht logo! Did you notice the subtle change?

Over the next few weeks, we promise to keep you updated with more of the developments happening. In the meantime, if you would like to download the latest HopYacht 30 brochure, you'll find a PDF at this link.

Right now we need to get back to ‘Hopping'


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