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New order for third Truly Classic 90 Yacht announced by Claasen

April 10, 2014

Claasen Shipyards has constructed plenty of Truly Classic yachts, each of which was superbly penned by Hoek Naval Architects. The yachts are renowned for their superior combination of classic lines with the very latest technologies. One of the most popular models is the Truly Classic 90ft, examples of which include charter yacht Kealoha and charter yacht Atalante, launched by Claasen Shipyards in 2008 and 2009, respectively. The yard is now proceeding with construction of its third Truly Classic 90 yacht on behalf of an American client. The Truly Classic 90 sailing yacht Hull #3 is scheduled for launch in Spring 2016.

Third Truly Classic 90 Yacht under construction at Claasen

Third Truly Classic 90 Yacht under construction at Claasen

This exciting new superyacht Truly Classic 90 is unique in many ways. She will have an eye-catching black hull, with a dark-blue underwater ship and a white waterline adding to the distinguished and traditional look. The colour of the hull will be similar to that of the J-class superyacht Lionheart, also built by Claasen Shipyards.

Claasen Shipyards is known for having almost all yachtbuilding disciplines in-house. The aluminium hull of the yacht, for example, was built by the dedicated division in Makkum. The hull recently arrived at the yard in Zaandam where the outfitting process will commence. The spacious interior will be produced by the traditional timber division of Claasen Shipyards and feature a mahogany finish with a luxurious, stylish ambiance.

Truly Classic 90 superyacht Hull no. 3

Truly Classic 90 superyacht Hull no. 3

Sister yachts Kealoha and Atalante are known for their excellent view of the aft ship and the possibility to operate all sails from the cockpit. The cockpit also provides access to the aft deckhouse which accommodates the owner’s cabin, including a luxury bathroom. The aft ship also includes a single cabin. The owner’s cabin will have direct access to the amidships section of the yacht, which is home to the saloon, day head and navigation table. The saloon has great views all around, and is linked to the galley, dinette and three cabins fore, namely the guest cabin, captain’s cabin and crew cabin, each with its own bathroom.

The exterior will be finished with beautifully varnished teak details, as is standard on all yachts built by Claasen Shipyards. The keel-stepped mast will be equipped with four sets of crosstrees. The mast (35.60m) and boom (11.40m) are made of carbon and supplied by Hall Spars. The new luxury yacht Truly Classic 90 will include a mainsail, yankee, staysail, MPS/asymmetrical and storm jib.

In addition to the new Truly Classic 90 yacht, Claasen has several other yachts under construction, including a Truly Classic 126 yacht and a brand-new 45-metre J-class.

Basic specifications Truly Classic 90ft Yacht

Builder: Claasen Shipyards
Material: Full aluminium
Exterior design: Hoek Design
Naval architect: Hoek Design
Length over all: 27,50m
Waterline length: 15,42m
Max beam: 6,00m
Displacement: 62,5 ton
Draught: 3,40m
Mainsail: 207 m2
Yankee: 172 m2
Staysail: 88 m2
Fresh water tanks: 1.000 liter
Grey water tanks: ca 280 liter
Black water tanks: ca 280 liter
Diesel tanks: ca 3.425 liter
Main engine: Lugger L1066H
Max power: 240hp (medium duty)
Propeller shaft: Hundested VP 4 FR-H
Classification: Lloyds Hull certificate and MCA Small yacht code

Below is a gallery for other luxury charter yachts built by Claasen.

MCM overseeing completion of third TRULY CLASSIC 90 Yacht

April 08, 2014

MCM (Marine Construction Management) is proud to announce that it is overseeing the completion of the third TRULY CLASSIC 90 yacht, acting on behalf of her owner. Delivery of the Truly Classic 90 sailing yacht Hull #3, currently under construction at Claasen in the Netherlands, is scheduled for Spring 2016.

Truly Classic 90 Yacht by Claasen and Hoek Design

Rendering of Truly Classic 90 Yacht by Claasen and Hoek Design

“Designed throughout by the renowned firm of Hoek Design, hull number three had been sitting dormant awaiting for the right yachtsman to have the passion to see her through to completion”, MCM’s Peter Wilson says, adding “Work started a few weeks ago and we are very excited at the prospect of seeing this sister-ship to our projects charter yacht Kealoha and charter yacht Atalante take shape”.

The interior of third Truly Classic 90 superyacht will be a classic Mahogany raised panel, along the lines of her predecessors – “Timeless and elegant”.

MCM has managed the construction of over 70 yachts in the last 26 years. Projects in build at present include the Royal Huisman‘s 47-metre sailing yacht Wisp (already launched) by Hoek Design with Rhoades Young interior, a Baltic 116 yacht designed by Judel/Vrolijk (October 2014 delivery), a Claasen TC126 yacht (Spring 2015 delivery) by Hoek and a Baltic 115 superyacht by Nauta and Judel/Vrolijk (2015 delivery).

The largest Truly Classic sailing yacht TC126 by Hoek Design to start construction in January

October 17, 2012

The renowned Dutch naval architecture studio – Hoek Designhas announced signing of a new contract for an exhilarating new model from the Truly Classic series. Measuring 38,40 metres, the sailing yacht TC126 will become the largest Truly Classic to date, bringing together all the developments of recent years, including versatility, layout, performance, keel configuration and sail plan. The TC 126 yacht project is for a repeat customer and will be constructed by Claasen Shipyards, with MCM representing the owner. The construction will commence in January, 2013.

Hoek designed Truly Classic Sailing Yacht TC126

Hoek designed Truly Classic Sailing Yacht TC126

The exciting new TC126 yacht will incorporate all the experiences of the owner with his previous Truly Classic as well as the know-how and expertise built up at Hoek Design on more than 80 modern and Truly Classic designs. “As is the case with all our projects the design of the yacht will be extensively optimised for performance,” explains Andre Hoek. “The hull lines, keel design and sail plan will benefit from the extensive research that our office has carried out over the years with tank and wind tunnel testing on these type of yachts. We shall also leverage on the valuable CFD work performed on various other hull designs.”

When she is completed in the summer of 2015, the first Sloop-rigged TC126 will be used for family cruising, chartering and Spirit of Tradition racing.

The design of a Ketch-rigged version is also available to clients who prefer a styling very similar to the renowned 180ft Hoek Designed yacht Adele.

The interior concept incorporates an aft owner’s stateroom leading to a private deckhouse and aft cockpit. “Uniquely, there will also be a full-beam lower saloon just in front of the stateroom,” adds Hoek. “This will create a dedicated interior owner’s area and offer lots of privacy, especially when our clients choose to cruise without guests. This will be the first Truly Classic yacht to feature such a layout.”

The sailing yacht TC126 will also have two guest suites aft of the main deckhouse, although the option also exists to place them forward. There is good accommodation for five crew members in three cabins with a separate laundry, mess and galley.

Moving to the deck, the aft cockpit contains a helm station connected to a navigation deckhouse. At anchor this nav station is transformed into the owner’s office, generating privacy in the centre cockpit for charter and family cruising with a separation between crew and guests. The main deckhouse features a dining area to port, a settee to starboard and a small pantry. A different deck layout is possible on future TC126 projects with dual helm stations just forward of the owner’s deckhouse.

Interior style-wise, the first TC126 yacht will have a classic look & feel with raised and fielded panels, white painted panels above wainscot level and a range of timeless details. A small fireplace will be built into the lower saloon to increase the air of cosiness.

The yacht also benefits from proven technology and simple systems. A Scania main engine will drive a controllable pitch propeller, while two Northern Lights generators serve as the main electric and hydraulic source. The yacht will have drum winches rather than captives, with a hydraulic cylinder operating the main sheet, and all sailing winches are hydraulic too.

Other highlights include a side-boarding platform with a carbon boarding ladder and carbon passerelle. She will also feature a carbon spade rudder and carbon spars and rigging.

Hoek Design is responsible for all naval architecture, exterior and interior styling.

Van Dam Nordia to refit Hoek Truly Classic Sailing yacht Mulligan

February 20, 2011

As well as designing and constructing new yachts, Dutch builder Van Dam Nordia also carry out extensive refits to the highest Dutch standards.  This month they have welcomed the 80ft Hoek Truly Classic Yacht Mulligan to thier yard. S/Y Mulligan is a classic sailing yacht built in 1996 designed by Andre Hoek.

Van Dam Shipyard to refit Hoek Truly Classic Sailing yacht Mulligan

Van Dam Shipyard to refit Hoek Truly Classic Sailing yacht Mulligan

The refit of the Truly Classic 80 Sail Yacht Mulligan at the Van Dam Nordia yard will include working on the teak decks, repainting the yacht and a technical update. The client chose Van Dam Nordia because of the yards renowned craftsmanship and professionalism, combined with some impressive cost efficiencies.

Van Dam Shipyard welcomes 80’ Hoek Truly Classic Sailing yacht for refit

Van Dam Shipyard welcomes 80’ Hoek Truly Classic Sailing yacht for refit

The Truly Classic 80 (TC 80) design by Hoek Design represents an evolution of the concept developed for the TC75 yacht, with separate crew accommodation and larger engine rooms. The main engine room on the Truly Classic 80 (TC 80) is located under the deckhouse floor without having any impact on the interior volume. All the cabins can be made more spacious and have ensuite facilities.

Van Dam Shipyard welcomes 80’ Hoek Truly Classic Sailing yacht for refit

Van Dam Shipyard welcomes 80’ Hoek Truly Classic Sailing yacht for refit

Two TC 80s have been built thus far, namely Sailing yacht Mulligan and Palmyre. Both had amazing interiors, with the latter being nominated for the 2002 International Superyacht Design Award.

Van Dam Nordia was founded in 1881 and is one of the world’s oldest shipyards. The Van Dam yard has passed through the family ranks and today is still owner by  the Van Dam family and run by Robert van Dam’s son-in-law, managing director Jacco Jongkind. The yard currently has about 30 employees that work closely together with sub-contractors to achieve thier ultimate goal; Building yachts to the highest quality standards.