Truly Classic sailing yacht Acadia delivered by Claasen
by Chris Jefferies
Built from an aluminium hull and superstructure to Lloyd’s and MCA classification, Acadia features naval architecture and exterior styling by Hoek Design.
Peter Wilson of owner's representatives MCM said: "She is a miniature superyacht of a world-class standard and the owner is tremendously pleased with the level of craftsmanship."
The yard revealed that the owner took a particularly close interest in the interior fit-out, specifying white Calacatta Michelangelo marble and Golden Beach granite.
Accommodation is for five guests and three crew, split across five en-suite cabins, including a full-beam owner’s suite aft, a VIP double to port and a bunk cabin to starboard. Claasen adds that the interiors have been finished in Swietenia mahogany with styling by Colleen Waguespack Interiors.
The aft deckhouse of this classically styled sailing yacht features direct access to the owner’s cabin, while the raised central saloon provides excellent all-round views, with a central superyacht staircase linking this area to the lower-deck dinette and galley. Five pairs of skylights will ensure that plenty of natural light permeates through to Acadia's lower deck.
On board entertaining options include twin cockpit areas with seating for up to eight people that can be fully enclosed by a Bimini. The cockpit table features folding leaves and a built-in drinks cooler, making this an ideal spot for enjoying a sundowner.
Acadia flies a Category 0 set of Spectra laminated sails by Doyle, including a mainsail, yankee, staysail, MPS/asymmetrical and storm jib — all of which can be operated from the cockpit. The rig includes an 11.4 metre boom and a 35.60-metre keel-stepped carbon mast by Hall Spars, which is equipped with four sets of crosstrees.
Designer Andre Hoek added: "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.”
A 240hp Yanmar 4LHA-STP engine will provide auxiliary power, drawing on a total fuel capacity of 4,000 litres. With a beam of six metres and a maximum draft of 3.4 metres, she displaces 63 tonnes, including 18 tonnes of ballast.
Designed to be a racer/cruiser, Acadia has already made her regatta debut at last week's Antigua Superyacht Challenge, where she finished second in class.
Other projects currently under development at the Dutch yard include a Truly Classic 126 and a brand-new 45 metre J-class yacht.