Claasen Shipyards recently delivered the 27.50m classic styled yacht ACADIA - the third of the Truly Classic 90 line.

Pictures were taken by Onne van der Wal

The Truly Classic 90 comes from the boards of the Dutch design studio Hoek Design and is the smaller sister of the awarded Truly Classic 127. The yacht is one of the typical representatives of her class. The elegant look of a yacht oldtimer but with the advantages of a new one with modern materials like aluminum hull, state-of-the-art technology and the present-day knowledge of yacht design and yacht building from scratch. The yacht is equipped with lightweight carbon rig by Hall Spars, standing rigging by CarboLink and carbon fiber sails by Doyle.

Designer André Hoek comments:

“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.”

Filmed and edited by Onne van der Wal during the Antigua Superyacht Challenge, Music by First Aid Kit

Wouter van Rijn, project manager at Claasen Shipyards explains:

“The owner is a very detail-oriented person who visited our yard in Holland many times to follow progress on the construction. 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.”

ACADIA has a twin cockpit concept – A center cockpit for socializing with guests with the option to close it completely during journeys in rainy areas like Northern Europe. Claasen installed a folding cockpit with built-in refrigerator and custom drink holders. A smaller cockpit at the stern with the helm station and a direct access to the owner’s suite. VIP (double bed), guest (twin) and a crew cabin for two can be found in the fore ship section.  When the yacht is on a charter mission, there is a pocket cabin for a stewardess

Claasen CEO Joachim Kieft emphasizes the work on an optimized engine room and the access for maintenance of engine, generators and the air condition system.

He says:

“We are constantly striving to find the most accessible and efficient solutions, leveraging on practical experience in installation, owner feedback and the way our yachts perform at sea. This leitmotiv has applied to every aspect of this project, which has integrated many of our ongoing improvements. Acadia represents another milestone in Claasen’s evolution of boatbuilding excellence.”

Acadia Yacht Truly Classic 90 Interior

Main Specifications

Length over all:27.50 m
Length waterline:19.20 m
Beam:6.00 m
Draft (Lifting Keel):3.40 m
Classification:Lloyds Certificate of Hull Construction,
MCA MGN 280, unlimited
Engine:John Deere 6068 SFM85
Displacement:59 t (light)
Sails Upwind:370 sqm
Naval Architecture:Naval Architects & Interior Designers
Interior DesignNaval Architects & Interior Designers

Sailplan, Profile and Layouts

Acadia Yacht Truly Classic 90

Making of and launch