28 Feb '16, 3am

Interview: André Hoek for Hoek Design: Yacht Style Editor at Large Guy Nowell profiles the Dutch yacht designe...

Interview: André Hoek for Hoek Design: Yacht Style Editor at Large Guy Nowell profiles the Dutch yacht designe...

“Of all the elements that go into a proper yacht, the one that should never be compromised is beauty.” (Arthur Beiser, ‘The Proper Yacht’). André Hoek has read the book and taken it to heart. When I win the Mark Six, the first person I’m going to call is not my broker. It’ll probably be André Hoek – surely the most prolific ‘modern classic’ yacht designer in the world. Hoek has perfected the happy art of combining the exquisite lines and styling of a classic yacht with a modern and efficient underwater hull shape produced with the assistance of a lot of very clever computer-driven analysis. The results are nothing short of magnificent: this smiling Dutchman couldn’t draw a bad line if he tried. Hoek started with traditional boats, the Dutch skutsjes, lemsteraaken, hoogarsen and schokkers, ‘optimizing’ them for racing purposes. Originally trading and fishing boats, these co...

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