We’re about two months from the launch of the third yacht in the Truly Classic 90 series. She’s Acadia, and she’s being built at Claasen Shipyards.
The Truly Classic 90 is part of a larger semi-custom series from the drawing boards of Hoek Design. Andre Hoek, head of the studio, terms them “Classic” for their traditional lines. They echo elements from 1930s-era sailing yachts. A modern hull shape, with construction overall in aluminum or fiberglass, completes the package.
It’s interesting to note that the two previous 90s were also built at Claasen. The yard further built the first Truly Classic 127. Like the two 90s before her, Acadia measures 90 feet (27.5 meters), with a beam of 19’7” (6 meters). Those parameters are set for the series, with owners allowed to choose keel configuration, sail plan, general arrangement, and interior design.
Acadia has a fixed keel, making draft 11’1” (3.4 meters). She’ll undergo sea trials in May, prior to delivery this summer. Currently, Claasen Shipyards is completing her interior. The mahogany cabinetry is being made on site at the shipyard. (It’s common practice for interiors to be completed this way.) Claasen’s joinery shop reports that the guest accommodations are nearly finished. There are two guest staterooms, near the forward crew cabins, in addition to the master suite. The master, by the way, has direct access to the saloon.
While that work continues, Acadia is getting her teak cap rail installed. She also awaits her main engine. All other primary engine-room systems are in place.
Another major milestone soon to be complete: the mast stepping. Acadia’s carbon fiber mast will be 117 feet (35.6 meters) high, with a 37’4” (11.4-meter) boom. That construction work is taking place at fellow Dutch company, Hall Spars.