Claasen Shipyards in the Netherlands has delivered the 27.50-metre sailing yacht Acadia to her delighted owner. This Truly Classic 90 from the boards of Hoek Design has been finished to the highest standard, resulting in an elegant and luxurious yacht which is equally at home cruising as she is on her occasional appearances competing in superyacht regattas. Acadia is the 26th yacht designed by Hoek Design to be built at Claasen.
Acadia is the third in a group of ever improving Truly Classic 90s, showcasing how a family yacht can also be ideal for chartering and racing purposes. She also proves that the World Superyacht Award which Claasen Shipyards recently won for the Truly Classic 127 Atalante was no flash in the pan.
“Acadia benefits from a great deal of new technology and some highly refined woodwork and outfitting, including first-rate installation of the systems and highly contemporary PLC designs,” says Peter Wilson of MCM, who served as the owner’s representative on this project. “She is a miniature superyacht of a world-class standard and the owner is tremendously pleased with the level of craftsmanship implemented in Acadia.”
Raising the bar
The yacht’s designer, Andre Hoek, is also impressed with the end result. “Acadia builds on previous successes by the Claasen team. She has raised the bar even higher in terms of quality and looks absolutely splendid. The Truly Classic 90 is probably as large as a yacht can be while retaining the capacity to be sailed with just two permanent crew members and a hands-on owner – and that is certainly the case with Acadia.”
While he enjoys taking the helm of his new yacht, the owner of Acadia has also been involved in all aspects of the design process. His choices have led the way on everything from the engravings on the cap rail to the marbles and stones in the interior (white Calacatta Michelangelo marble and Golden Beach granite).
“The owner is a very detail-oriented person who visited our yard in Holland many times to follow progress on the construction,” explains Wouter van Rijn, project manager at Claasen Shipyards. “It has been inspiring to see him involved with the many small things that, at the end of the day, make a big difference to how a yacht feels and operates. It is also a pleasure to partner with a client who intends to use his boat so extensively, with plans to enjoy Acadia already scheduled well into 2017.”