by Dom Wiseman

If bigger is better, then the Hudson Bay 640 may just be your thing. The owners of the new pride in the Hudson Bay fleet claim it offers more nautical real estate than any competitor for under $2 million. At 16.7 metres long with a beam of 5.10 metres it certainly has the size. This semi-displacement cruiser, perfect for our leisurely lifestyle sleeps 8 in comfort.

Clipper Motor Yachts Managing Director, Brett Thurley, said “The first Hudson Bay 640 was currently being built and would land in Australia in 2018.”

HB 64 running

“This is a three cabin plus kids aft – cabin vessel and it will be priced at $1.95 million drive away,” he said.

“It has big volume and perfectly suited to coastal cruising and entertaining.”

The Hudson Bay’s 64o interior design has been a joint effort between the Clipper team and Patrizio Facheris’s Yacht and Product Design Studio out of Florida in the US.

“The boat has a panoramic sunroof, a custom painted hull finish and interior timbers that are either lime wash or walnut,” said Thurley.

“The exterior look of the boat has some heritage cues, but in the interior it is very modern, light, open and airy.

“Being a large single level platform it is the ideal entertainers boat and we think it will have broad appeal being such a lot of boat for sub-$2 million money.”

The aft cabin has a transom entry door. It can also be converted into a utility room. The galley has been located at the rear of the saloon with a six person dining table in the cockpit along with a large lounge. Buyers will really love the appeal of this single level design for all your entertaining.

At the bow a large sunlounge is shown with bow seating right up front. This would be the perfect place to soak up the sun.

Hb 64 running aerialAccommodation is expansive with a king size island bed in the master cabin. The ensuite is located behind the bed head and includes a separate shower and toilet and walk in robe. A queen sized bed is located in the second cabin and again it is an island style with twin singles in the third cabin. There is a second bathroom for both these cabins.

Power will come from twin D13 Volvo engines producing 800 horsepower. Also standard will be a hydraulic swim platform, port and starboard helm doors with a selection of Garmin or Raymarine electronics packages. There is also an electric sunroof.

“The vessel has a three year stem to stern warranty and a five year warranty on the engines.” Thurley said

“The boat has a massive cockpit and would be ideal for cruising Australian or New Zealand waters,”

“It has a full length keel to protect the running gear and cruises all day comfortably at eight to 10 knots with a planning speed of 15 knots and a top speed of around 20 knots.

“Fuel¬† capacity is 4550 litres so she is a serious long distance cruiser.”

“Our Hudson Bay range of cruisers stretches from 35 feet to the 640 and they offer a high quality, single level cruising option for all boaties no matter what their personal needs and wants,” he said.

“These vessels are perfect for boat enthusiasts who do not want to have to climb fly bridge stairs or have to negotiated bridges to get home,”¬† he said.

If the design images are indicative of the final result, it appears that Hudson Bay have done a majestic job of maintaining that classic Down East Lobster boat look but in on a much bigger platform. The rear deck space delivered in this new size looks incredible. With the timeless appearance Hudson Bay have crafted for themselves, this one is sure to have wide appeal for owners looking for comfort and potential long distance cruising.

Read our full review on the Hudson Bay 36 here.