Hacker-Craft and Tommy Bahama partner to build the new Tommy Bahama Edition Hacker-Craft
The island lifestyle brand Tommy Bahama has partnered with iconic boat builder Hacker-Craft to design and build the first ever Tommy Bahama Edition Hacker-Craft. The 27’ speedboat is a combination of cutting edge technology and retro elegance. Master boat builders invested more than 1,400 hours to hand build this magnificent vessel. The custom colored mahogany hull and decks gleam with 15 coats of hand brushed varnish. The boat is powered by an Ilmor MV8 6.2L 430 horsepower engine (CE compliant).
The entire boat embodies the sophistication, comfort, high quality and adventure of the Tommy Bahama lifestyle. The Tommy Bahama Edition Hacker-Craft is heralded as “art on water,” offering luxury upholstery embroidered with the Tommy Bahama logo and blue piping. The famous Tommy Bahama logo is on the steering wheel, glassware, bow burgee, step cushions, upholstery, the dash and on the side of the boat. The boat comes with underwater lights, refrigerated drawer, premium sound system, GPS and cocktail cabinet. Special accoutrements include a leather wrapped banjo steering wheel, custom gauges, blue LED engine bay lighting, two tone panelized cabinetry and arm rests, chic surface mounted stainless steel cup holders, stainless steel speaker grills and a deeper cockpit floor with recessed toe kick area. Additional Tommy Bahama colors and accents, and “Relax, by Tommy Bahama,” (the official name for the stern/transom) can be added as a customer option.
“Tommy Bahama is the island lifestyle brand that has become synonymous with relaxation, high quality and sophistication, whether at home, on vacation or traveling the world,” said Terry Pillow, CEO of Tommy Bahama. “Our partnership with the Hacker Boat Company now gives us the opportunity to showcase the Tommy Bahama lifestyle on the water, where people truly know how to relax.” George Badcock, president and CEO of the Hacker Boat Company, Inc., said of the new model, “we are delighted and honored that Tommy Bahama has chosen us to partner with them in this, their brand extension into the boating world. We know that those who own a Tommy Bahama Edition Hacker-Craft will revel in owning what is truly art on water, with the famous Tommy Bahama aura.”
Tommy Bahama is part of the Tommy Bahama Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE:OXM). Established in August 1992, with corporate headquarters in Seattle, Tommy Bahama is an island-inspired lifestyle brand that defines relaxed, sophisticated style in men’s and women’s sportswear, swimwear, accessories, footwear and a complete home furnishings collection. The company owns and operates over 100 Tommy Bahama stores worldwide, with 13 of those locations offering a Tommy Bahama restaurant & bar. Tommy Bahama products are also available at the country’s finest retailers, including Nordstrom and other specialty retailers and TommyBahama.com ships to over 100 countries. Additional stores will be opening this year. More information, please visit www.tommybahama.com.
The Hacker Boat Company, Inc. owned by Erin Investments, LLC is the largest American manufacturer of classic mahogany motorboats. Each Hacker-Craft is hand crafted by master boat builders who labor over 1400 hours to build every boat. The Company builds runabouts, sport boats, launches, yacht tenders, utilities and custom designed boats from 24 to 35 feet in length. Since the 1930s Hacker-Crafts have been hailed as the “Steinway of Runabouts®” and were named by “Forbes FYI Magazine” as being among "50 of America's Best" products.
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