Latest Update on The ECLIPSE 505

Latest Update on The ECLIPSE 505

By Kimberly Smith   November 30, 2023

HMY Yacht Sales is pleased to share an exciting update about the first model in the highly anticipated ECLIPSE Express Cruiser line! Hull #001 of the ECLIPSE 505 was released from its mold last week Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing’s dedicated Eclipse production facility in Cape Town, South Africa.  

A Closer Look at Production Excellence:

Every aspect of the Eclipse 505’s production is being scrutinized by the elite teams involved. Lamination of each hull with its complex Michael Peters SVVT geometry is no exception to this intense attention to detail. The golden-brown coloration of the 505 hull you are seeing in these photos is from the intentional use of “clear” gelcoat. With each Eclipse hull receiving a painted finish as standard, adding this step allows engineers to confirm each hull is perfectly laminated by Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing upon release from the mold as all surfaces are literally transparent.

Lamination is one thing, but meeting Michael Peters Yacht Design’s stringent weight specifications is another. Without strict adherence to weights and measures the Eclipse 505 will not perform as designed. Credit is due to the Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing team as once weighed, 505 hull 001 was exactly at MPYD’s specified weight.

The ECLIPSE 505:

The ECLIPSE 505 stands as a groundbreaking fusion of luxury cruising and high-performance technology. Its unparalleled speed and exceptional seakeeping capabilities redefine cruising norms, courtesy of the patented Michael Peters SVVT hull and the renowned Mercury 600hp V12 outboard engine. Featuring a rare two stateroom, two head layout and expansive flush deck entertaining areas usually reserved for larger yachts, this vessel's design prioritizes the owner's needs, setting a new benchmark in the industry. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail and bespoke construction, this 50-foot cruiser epitomizes unparalleled custom quality, establishing itself as a singular entity in its class.

The ECLIPSE Vision:

The collaborative genius of Michael Peters, celebrated for yacht design, combined with Design Unlimited’s renowned interior design prowess, heralds a new era of yachting within the cruising segment. However, this vision only comes to fruition through the expertise of Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing, the esteemed builder behind ECLIPSE. Every model undergoes meticulous handcrafting, reflecting Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing's commitment to custom-level production and epitomizing their motto: A Distinct Difference.


Contact an HMY Yachts ECLIPSE specialist for more information: 561-448-8500 or visit the ECLIPSE page here.


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