Written By: Frank Bongiorno,
Part of the new company strategy was to create a better network across the U.S. for its customers. SI Yachts was chosen as one of the first factory annexes to represent HCB Yachts. “We couldn’t be happier about partnering with a first-class organization like Staten Island Yacht Sales.” said Elias. “Our factory-partnered model and focus on the customer has been a central component of our business from the start. Annexes like Staten Island Yacht Sales help us make the purchase and service process as seamless and top shelf as possible, while raising positive awareness of our brand.” And with some of the premier new yacht brands in the industry like Viking Yachts and Princess Yachts that often purchase center-consoles as yacht tenders or a second boat, HCB fit in perfectly. The team recently took a trip to the HCB factory for some hands-on training and to learn more about the Crucero Experience.
HCB Yachts make the world’s largest center-consoles to be luxurious, refined, and athletic; with unsurpassed fishability and yacht-like amenities. And while they do build the largest, they have also been first many times as well. HCB was the first to build an offshore hull using Kevlar for increased strength and durability. They were also the first center-console to fish against the traditional sportfishing inboard yachts in the offshore tournament circuits. And now they will continue this trend with the new 6500 Estrella. At 65’ with a 16’ beam, this record-setting center-console yacht will have transom space to accommodate five 7-Marine 627HP outboards with an optional 1,800 gallon fuel capacity.
If 65’ is a bit too large for your needs, HCB has 3 additional models that fit each particular boating niche: The 53’ Suenos, 42’ Siesta, and the 39’ Speciale. Each model is so customizable that any new owner building a boat will be able to officially call themselves a Yacht Designer by the end of the process. If you are looking to purchase a hardcore fishing yacht that keeps its bait as comfortable as its guests onboard (their livewells are insulated) that is uniquely sexy, comfortable, yet powerful and rugged, HCB will not disappoint. But if you’re looking to purchase a luxury yacht tender for your motor yacht, explore the HCB design and yacht-like amenities with teak package for your comfortable and stylish transportation from vessel to dock.
Every once in awhile a boat comes along that makes people say 'Wow'. The new HCB 65 Estrella is turning heads from Bimini to Brookyln as the world's largest center-console luxury yacht. Powered most commonly with 5 Seven Marine 627hp engines, it can be configured with virtually any combination of power you want. HCB prides itself on a complete customization experience that will leave you feeling like you personally designed the boat. Read more about the new 65 Estrella here.
In Spanish, Suenos means “dream”, and if there were ever a boat to dream about, this would be it. At 53’, the Suenos is big and a big boat requires big power. Owners have the option of choosing between Yamaha and Seven Marine engines for over 2,500 HP. Everything at the helm is within reach making it very easy to handle. For fishing, there are 2 new packages for 2019 that anglers will love. And if you’re looking at the Suenos as a yacht tender, definitely look at the optional teak package. This includes teak combing boards, cockpit floor, counter tops, steering wheel, and so much more.
From Corian countertops to multiple 45 gallon livewells, the 42’ Siesta is a perfect juxtaposition between athletic, center-console fishing yacht and refined motor yacht tender. One attribute that stands out is the seating arrangements that can comfortably fit 15 of your closest friends and family on board. Enjoy the HCB technology package on the Siesta which includes underwater lighting and camera for diving enthusiasts, Garmin XM radio, satellite television, and a stereo upgrade.
The Speciale is so much more than just a high-end center-console fishing boat. With multiple engine configuration and accessory options, the HCB Speciale can transform into any kind of center-console you can dream up. The bow for example can accommodate both fishing enthusiasts and cruising owners. For fishermen, the bow deck can be outfitted as a completely open fishing platform which gives you lots of room to work a fish. For owners looking at this as a yacht tender, the bow deck comes with a plush seating arrangement on both the port and starboard sides.