Between cutting edge technology and classic styling, Dutch shipyard Claasen has always sought to offer its customers the best of both worlds. But with The Acadia, the latest hull in its Truly Classic 90 series, it’s outdone itself to a staggering degree.
The 27.5 metre sloop is the little brother to the earlier Kealoha and Atalante yachts, and rounds off the vintage-appeal collection with aplomb. And with a racing-grade aluminium hull and a 35m Carbon mast, it might just be the series’ quickest yacht yet.
Up top, the Acadia features naval-inspired architecture and a deck designed by the world-renowned Hoek Design. But it’s below deck where the yacht really comes into its own. Claasen revealed that they’ve taken particular care to make a truly distinctive interior, even importing Calacatta Michelangelo marble and Golden Beach granite for the boat’s lavish galley and bathrooms.
The cabin below comfortably sleeps five guests and three crew members in five decadent en-suite cabins. The owner’s suite features a full-beam cabin and spacious storage, while the portside sees a ‘VIP’ double suite with a remarkable viewing platform. The Acadia’s rooms have been finished in Swietenia mahogany and styled by Colleen Waguespack Interiors, while five pairs of panoramic skylights ensure that the lower deck is drenched in sunlight.
Claasen have also designed the Acadia with entertaining in mind. The cockpit, which seats eight comfortably, can be canopied by a Bimini, while the table features folding leaves and built-in drinks coolers. That’s not to say you’ll be able to keep your whiskey from spilling a drop or two. The Acadia, which has the aspect and dashing lines of a racer-cruiser, has already shown her pedigree in the regatta stakes – At her debut in this month’s Antigua Superyacht Challenge, she finished second in class.
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