- 12 July 2023
HCB Yachts: luxury and performance in a unique vessel. Video interview by DN
HCB vessels bring together performance and refined luxury in yachts: our video interview with Mike Myers, senior VP and Chief Engineer of the Group
HCB Yachts, together with Spencer Ship Monaco, its international distributor, took part in the 32nd iteration of the Monaco Yacht Show. During the Monaco show we met with Mike Myers, senior VP and Chief Engineer for HCB Group, based in Vonore, Tennessee.
“We build boats ranging from eleven to twenty metres – Mike Myers shared with Daily Nautica – created not so much for long trips but for family days or for sporting like fishing and diving.”
HCB, acronym for Hydrasports Custom Boats, is a world leader in the manufacture of luxury vessels with a central console: in this type of vessel the bridge and deck are built in rather than being at the same level (roughly) with the gunwale. Once on board, passengers can therefore move along the entire perimeter of the ship without steps of other impediments, allowing them to easily carry out their activities.
“We are proud – noted the Senior VP and Chief Engineer for HCB Group – of our fleet and, above all of our flagship, Estrella 65, because it is the biggest vessel with a central console in the world. Our strong point is our high performance engines that can reach 70 miles per hour.”
With insurmountable power and a number of comforts, all HCB models are fully customisable. Although some models have cabin space, central console yachts are mainly for day cruising at sea or on lakes, while still having that same refinement as pleasure yachts.
The hydrodynamic design, advanced informatics engineering and the reinforced transom, make HCB yachts some of the highest performing in the world. They also stand out for the configuration of their engines, ranging from four to six, and all strictly outboard.