Let's take a focus on 38.80m classically styled sailing yacht Atalante by Dutch yacht builder Claasen Shipyards of the Truly Classic 127-series. Her elegant design comes from the boards of Hoek Design

Atalante Pictures by Cory Silken (interior) and Rick Tomlinson (exterior)

This Truly Classic was built for a repeat owner and is the successor of a Truly Classic 90, which sailed under the same name. The owner wanted more comfort, more space, and more speed. So the designer had a focus on performance. Under her classic dress is modern technology like carbon rudder, carbon mast with 3DI sails by North, a deep draught keel with thin foil.  Claasen delivered a sailing yacht to my taste :).

André Hoek comments:
“She represents unrivaled value for money, and the craftsmen at Claasen have excelled in terms of the execution of materials, joinery and finishing. The same goes for the technical aspects – the systems, the layout of the engine room, the hydraulics, the cabling. Atalante has been built to a truly impressive level of quality.


When we go the stairs down to the aft we will find the main saloon with a bar. Behind that is the full-beam owner’s suite that has also an own entrance and an own deck house on the aft deck. The owner enjoys being involved in sailing so he has a steering wheel at the owner’s cockpit and a navigation desk with two screens in the owner’s deck house.

When we are back at the main deck house and follow the stairs down but towards, we are in the guest area where is a VIP cabin on port side with sofa and a twin cabin on starboard side. Both with ensuite bathrooms. Furthermore ahead is the crew area with galley.

Back on Deck

Atalante features several practical social areas, suitable for alfresco lounging, dining or sunbathing with fantastic views. They are covered by Biminis but can be removed e. g. for racing.

The flush hatches on the foredeck are by Rondal. Atalante also features a boarding platform to port that folds out of the hull hydraulically and is equipped with side steps to facilitate easy boarding. The diesel-powered Williams tender can also be refueled here directly from the yacht via a hose reel.

Main Specifications of ATALANTE

Length over all:38.80 m
Length waterline:28.00 m
Beam:7.70 m
Draft (fixed keel):4.50 m
Exterior Design:Hoek Design
Interior Design:Hoek Design
Naval Architecture:Hoek Design
Displacement:140 t
Mast Height above Waterline:48.30 m
Classification:ABS X A1 Commercial Yachting Service (Sailing Yacht) + MCA LY2 Unrestricted

Profile, Layout & Sail Plan

Atalante Yacht Claasen Shipyards Hoek Design