NEW BOATS - Clipper's Hudson Bay sedan cruiser line
Hudson Bay 54 debuts at next year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Clipper Motor Yachts (CMY) announced a new line of luxury sedan cruisers, the Hudson Bay range, at last month’s Sydney International Boat Show designed for the Australian boating lifestyle.
The Hudson Bay 54 will be the first model out of the blocks and will be launched at the next year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May. This variant is already being built at the company’s yard in China, said CMY, with the Hudson Bay 47 released later in the year.
The builder said its design brief for the Hudson Bay was to combine Clipper’s classic styling in a single-level sportsyacht with
contemporary lines and, most importantly, a functional layout for family boating.
"Many companies have produced a sedan style of motoryacht focussed on a dayboat layout, rendering the boat very one-dimensional," said Clipper Yachts Australia managing director Brett Thurley. "We have combined a layout and features that will focus on families getting away and staying onboard, while offering a comprehensive range of contemporary features."
According to CMY, the new Hudson Bay 54 is designed around a single-level family and entertaining area stretching from the large aft cockpit, protected by the cabin roof overhang, through the galley and saloon, forward to a unique open lounge area.
The saloon, with wraparound windows and sunroof, includes a well-equipped aft galley, while bulkhead windows open to serve the cockpit. CMY says the light and airy saloon features a dinette with curved L-shaped lounge and two-seat helm with side-door opening to walkaround decks.
Two accommodation options will be available: a three-cabin/two-bathroom, or two-cabin/two-bathroom design, the latter providing for a large master stateroom amidships and double forward, with the companionway running along the post side.
The three-cabin version is built around a central companionway and offers a portside double-cabin amidships, a twin-berth to starboard and the master stateroom forward. CMY added that there’s also a massive space under the cockpit that would suit either a kids’ cabin or a storage room.
CMY said the Hudson Bay will include a design feature on the foredeck adapted from the superyacht industry consisting of a large lounge area, and walkthrough seating and dining area.
"We believe this new sedan range will offer Australian families the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor living and accommodation for weekends away," said Thurley.
"It combines gorgeous exterior styling that exudes class and timeless elegance with Clipper’s bluewater cruising credibility. The hull design shares many features of the proven Cordova range, making it equally comfortable cruising at 12kts or speeds in excess of 20kts," he said.
For further information, contact Brett Thurley, phone (07) 3890 5000; 0419 788 000 or
Hudson Bay 54
Type: Displacement monohull
Weight: Approx 18 tonnes
Renderings: Hudson Bay 54 two-cabin; Hudson Bay 54 three-cabin
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