WHAT'S NEW?

April 2018: Classic Boat Awards 2018 results!

Brilliant news! Our Etoile 18 first model is the runner-up of the Classic Boat Awards 2018, powered vessel-new build category! It was a delightful surprise and a great honour for us to receive this award at the Royal Thames Yacht Club. Thank you to Classic Boat Magazine and a very big special thank you to all of you who have voted for us!

 

April 2018: Classic Boat Awards 2018 results!

Brilliant news! Our Etoile 18 first model is the runner-up of the Classic Boat Awards 2018, powered vessel-new build category! It was a delightful surprise and a great honour for us to receive this award at the Royal Thames Yacht Club. Thank you to Classic Boat Magazine and a very big special thank you to all of you who have voted for us!

 

December 2017: "Laure" shortlisted for Classic Boat Awards 2018

We are very pleased to announce that our boat "Laure" has been shortlisted for the 2018 Classic Boat Awards! Please help us winning this prestigious award by voting for us on:

Boat on stand

September 2017: Etoile 18 displayed at Southampton Boat show

Our boat attracted a lot of attention from both public and press from day one as it shone under the autumn sun. An impressive number of visitors deemed her the most beautiful boat of the whole show, it was a great success for the Etoile 18!

© Richard Austin
West Country boat builders Simon Hawksley and his partner Laure Mora are hoping the attention at a recent boat show in Southampton will see orders coming in for their unique inboard speedboat. The exquisitely made boat was created at the Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis but the ambitious pair have their own workshop in Bridport. Simon made alterations to an original plan and added a V8 engine.
Contact Simon 01308 423336 or 07739516659

August 2017: Move to our new premises

 We have now moved into our new premises in Bridport! St Michael's Estate is an interesting place, rich with history, as it used to be a famous rope and net making place. Today, loads of interesting businesses have taken over, from wax sculptor to stone carver, vintage cars, music records, and of course Hawksley Classics, boatbuilders!

PRESS COVERAGE

Classic Boat Magazine, June 2018 issue

Article CB May 2018

Motor Boat and Yachting Magazine, March 2018 issue

https://www.mby.com/reviews/rib-and-sportsboats/review-hawksley-classic-etoile-18

Motor Boat and Yachting Magazine, March 2018 issue, Big Picture

R Big Pic Mar 18

Western Morning News - 25th of January 2018: "New boat that rhymes with Riva"

article WMN Jan2018

https://www.viewnews.co.uk/new-faces-st-michaels-trading-estate/

http://www.epoxycraft.com/project-18ft-classic-powerboat-simon-hawksley/