Broker open house aboard Claasen sailing yacht Firefly in Monaco
by Malcolm Maclean
Built in aluminium by Dutch yard Claasen Jachtbouw to a design by Hoek Design, she was delivered in May 2011 as the first in a new F-class range of racing yachts. She went on to take first place at the 2014 Loro Piana Supyeracht Regatta and also placed first in her class at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in the same year.
The general layout is optimized for racing in the Spirit of Tradition class, with a large open cockpit to welcome crew during races, and a minimalist interior accommodating 12 persons with bunks, shower, toilet, galley and a navigation table.
All her equipment is first class with a sail wardrobe by North Sails, deck hardware by Harken and a carbon mast and boom by Hall Spars. Notably, all systems aboard this yacht for sale are hydraulically controlled. Below, she resembles a modern racer with a 5.2 metre T-style fin fixed keel with a lead bulb (the class rules allow a lifting keel) and a carbon rudder. Already a seasoned performer at the world's premier regattas, her interior could be transformed into a more comfortable cruiser/racer suitable for family use.
Under power, a 250hp Steyr diesel engine gives her a cruising speed of 10 knots.
Firefly is asking €2,950,000 with VAT paid.