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Hudson Powercat was excited to announce this week, the sale of one of their HPC48s to Virgin Motor Yachts in the BVI. Virgin Motor Yachts intend to incorporate this brand-new catamaran into their charter program. This will be the first purchase of many HPC48s as a planned fleet expansion by Virgin Motor Yachts. In addition, public purchases of the Hudson Powercat can be made through Virgin Motor Yachts who will offer “fractional ownership when the boat is placed into their Charter Program which offers the owner a guaranteed income, fully maintained and serviced boat, and a stunning environment in which to cruise and use the Hudson Powercat. The first hull to Virgin Motor Yachts is expected to be completed and delivered to the Caribbean in September this year.

Hudson Powercat is part of Hudson Yacht Group. They blend smart design with stylish aesthetics and Hudson's trademark focus on luxury and comfort. Their Powercat series has come to represent the pinnacle in luxury Motor Yacht design. The introduction of the HPC48 into BVI means owners now can purchase a higher quality, more luxurious yacht than anything currently offered for charter in the region.

Virgin Motor Yachts are a well-established British Virgin Islands charter company and have been based in the region for the last 20 years. They operate out of Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola in a beautiful spot that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. As they move into their third decade in business they are working to expand their fleet to include several new Hudson Powercats.

Company President Paul Hakes said "The British Virgin Islands is an incredible destination and the perfect place to enjoy cruising power catamarans. We are very excited about seeing an HPC48 sailing in the Caribbean later this year and are thrilled to welcome Virgin Motor Yachts into the Hudson Powercat family.”

The HPC48 Charter Version has been especially designed for the specific needs of the charter market. She has been built with super durable fabrics both inside and out without compromising on finish quality or style. High quality mock wood finishes have been chosen for the cabinet surfaces and genuine solid walnut wood will be used for all cappings and fiddles. The wide aft deck features beautiful teak wood flooring and generous seating and storage and table for dining alfresco. There are four cabins on this boat that include one master cabin and three guest cabins and each has its own en suit bathroom/shower. The three guest cabins each have a double bed that quickly and easily converts to two single beds whenever needed. This means that HPC48 Charter Version may accommodate up to eight guests at a time. The boat is easy to handle easily maneuvered. She can spin on the spot or move sideways with ease thanks to the twin Yanmar 8lv 370hp engines and bow thruster combination. She will comfortably cruise at 18 knots with a top speed at 24knots helmed from the fly bridge that offers a 360-degree view. Without a lower helm station space is freed up in the salon for a wet bar and additional refrigerator.

As this will be “Bareboat” charter, Virgin Motor Yachts make available a boat fully serviced, fueled, watered and ready to leave the dock. Clients will skipper and run the boat themselves, or hire a captain if necessary, and buy all their own provisions and whatever they want on board. Virgin Motor Yachts also provides clients with recommendations for destinations and helps plan a complete schedule.

The HPC48s are built at Hudson Yacht’s world class production facility in Xiamen, China, alongside HH Catamarans and the HH42. HYG utilizes industry leading technology and implements industry-best practices in every aspect of the build process. With nearly 30,000sqm dedicated to their boatbuilding operation, HYG's boat yard is one of China's largest.

Hudson Yacht Group also recently announced the establishment of a new Florida-based Sales and Service Center. Their Sales and Service Center will occupy a 1000 sqft office space with a wide berth on the waterfront at the Jupiter Marine Yacht Club, and will serve as the company's US headquarters and the warranty and service hub for Hudson Yacht Group's brands. Sales and Service Director Dan Sammis will spearhead the Jupiter operation, while HYG President Paul Hakes will split time between the US Sales and Service Center and the Hudson Yacht Marine production facility in Xiamen.