The 27.5m sailing yacht is the 26th project designed by Hoek Design to be built at Claasen.

Photo by Onne van der Wal

Claasen Shipyards in the Netherlands has announced the delivery of Acadia. The 27.5m sailing yacht is the third project in Truly Classic 90 range. The project is the 26th yacht designed by Hoek Design to be built at Claasen.

Commenting on the project, Claasen says: “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.”

The project was overseen by Peter Wilson of MCM. He says: “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. She is a miniature superyacht of a world-class standard and the owner is tremendously pleased with the level of craftsmanship implemented in Acadia.”

Key features

Photo by Onne van der Wal

Seen from the shore, Acadia’s mast and sails make for a striking sight. Her 35.60-metre keel-stepped mast and 11.40-metre boom were made in carbon fibre by Hall Spars in the Netherlands.

The carbon fibre sail package supplied by Doyle and includes a mainsail, yankee and staysail, all of which can be operated from the aft cockpit, plus a brilliant red and white top-down furling Asymmetrical A3 and a 580sq m A2.

The builder says the rig is lighter than that of the previous two Truly Classic 90s. “In combination with a lower cross-sectional area (reducing drag), carbon standing rigging from the Swiss firm CarboLink (making for a stiffer boat with more righting moment) and in-depth calculation work carried out by Hoek Design, this has significantly enhanced Acadia’s sailing capacity.”

Acadia’s engine room has been optimised to make the most logical use of space with all the systems installed in the best possible place for maintenance and access.

Areas such as the generators and air conditioning, which rarely need to be accessed, are positioned in the back. As Claasen CEO Joachim Kieft comments, the engine room is an example of how the yard continuously learns from experience as to what works best.

Kieft 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.”