A true blue water cruiser, the new Morrelli & Melvin-designed cat packs a lot of performance in a very well conceived and beautifully built package
In October, The Chesapeake Bay can show you many moods and often several of them in one day. On the Tuesday following the Annapolis Sailboat Show 2017, the mood on the bay was gray, dull and gusty. The surface of the water was the color of slate and the sky wasn’t much better. And, it was threatening to rain.
But that didn’t stop us from heading out for a sail trial aboard the new HH55 performance cruising catamaran. Aboard with us was the builder, Paul Hakes, his able team Lauren and Chris, the boat’s new owners, cat expert and dealer Gregor Tarjan and a prospective buyer. Needless to say, this big, completely modern Morrelli & Melvin design had us all excited about seeing just what she would do. And, with 10 to 14 plus knots of wind, we were in for a good sail. Read more.