The prestigious Dutch builder, Claasen Shipyards, has proudly announced the recent delivery of the first Truly Classic 127 sailing superyacht ATALANTE to a delighted repeat client. A successor to the majestic TC90 charter yacht ATALANTE, the Truly Classic 127 sailing yacht ATALANTE has been entirely designed by acclaimed André Hoek.
“She represents unrivalled value for money, and the craftsmen at Claasen have excelled in terms of the execution of materials, joinery and finishing,” comments André Hoek. “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.”
Well suited as a cruising boat for a family and a luxury charter yacht, providing comfortable accommodation for both guests and crew, the 38,8-metre ATALANTE yacht is also a performance-oriented vessel, expected to participate in the bucket regattas and super yacht cups. She features a deep-draught keel, a thin foil section, carbon rudder and cable-based direct steering. The underwater configuration in conjunction with the carbon mast and rigging, and sporting North 3DI sails should make her a fast boat on the regatta circuit.
The elegant interior of luxury yacht ATALANTE is executed in raised and fielded panelling of carefully selected West Indies mahogany. Her full-beam salon, which seats at least ten people, is full of natural light. There is a lovely bar area, bookcases, a TV and plenty of comfortable seating, perfect for all kinds of entertainment.
The owner’s cabin can be found aft of the saloon. The full-beam master cabin has been made as symmetrical as possible. To starboard, a pleasant vanity table opens up to display a back-lit mirror. To port is a comfortable sofa offering a quiet place to read or relax. There are plenty of easily accessible lockers, including some full-length lockers for the owner’s wife’s dresses, and the toilet and bidet are separate from the bathroom with shower.
The dining area is positioned in the main deckhouse forward, which is half a level up from the saloon via a curved staircase. This bright space hosts a large dining table to port and comfortable seating with a sliding card table and flag locker storage to starboard.
Going forward, two lovely guest cabins are sited to port and starboard. On the port side is a large double berth with en-suite bathroom, a sofa and plentiful storage. To starboard is an equivalent twin berth cabin with en-suite facilities.
Originally conceived as a 115-foot vessel, ATALANTE superyacht was extended to 127 feet to enhance the crew space. The captain’s cabin to port features a double bed and en-suite head and shower, as well as a monitoring screen in the wall to follow developments on board. The double crew cabin to starboard also has an en-suite head and shower.
Super yacht ATALANTE’s deck features several practical social areas, ideal for al-fresco lounging, dining or sunbathing with breath-taking views. Two biminis – removable for racing – make it easy to take cover from the sun.
“We’ve built around 30 boats together with Hoek Design,” comments Jan Hart, owner of Claasen Shipyards. “Many, like Atalante, are part of the Truly Classic series where future owners do not have to make all the decisions required with a fully custom design. Using a proven hull concept and design removes the need for them to micro-manage a thousand small decisions. There is a great deal of interest in the TC127 design, which is a popular size for sailing yachts, as it can easily be sailed with four to five crew.”
“What sets Claasen apart is our small dedicated team and low overheads,” Jan Hart concludes. “We build the best possible boat in every set of circumstances and the people who worked on Atalante really gave it their all for the owner. The result is fantastic.”
Take a glimpse at the majestic Truly Classic 127 super yacht ATALANTE in the beautiful video, released by the shipyard:
View more charter yachts built by Claasen Jachtbouw here.