PHOTOS: Onne van der Waal
Though she will sometimes race in superyacht regattas, Acadia is through and through focused on family. She’s also a yacht where the owner intends to take the wheel himself.
Acadia is the third Truly Classic 90 from Hoek Design. (LOA: 90 feet, or 27.5 meters.) That does not mean, however, that she is identical to her predecessors. In fact, “Acadia benefits from a great deal of new technology,” explains Peter Wilson of MCM, the owner’s representative during construction. The owner personally selected some of the performance hardware and systems, for example. Furthermore, she features a lighter rig and has lower drag. With Hoek Design’s calculations pre-build, and Claasen Shipyards’ expertise, Acadia is an enhanced performer.
The owner often visited Claasen Shipyards during construction. “It has been inspiring to see him involved with the many small things that, at the end of the day, make a big difference to how a yacht feels and operates,” comments Wouter van Rijn, the yard’s project manager. These include exterior-design features like the engraving on the caprails. They also include laser-cut shells on seating. In addition, there’s a first for a Claasen. It’s a stainless steel nameplate on the starboard caprail.
Many Hoek Design sailing yachts have twin cockpits. Acadia follows suit. The aft cockpit, accessible from the owner’s suite (above), features the steering station. It also has an intimate dining spot, plus something unexpected. Make that some things: rod holders. This is an owner who likes fishing, occasionally with friends, as much as sailing. They can enjoy the day’s catch right there, or in the center cockpit, with a larger dining/socializing space.
They can enjoy a thoroughly traditional interior, too. Mahogany paneling flows throughout, from the saloon to the VIP and twin stateroom. Two crewmembers can stay aboard, too, with the option for an extra stew. That may come into play when Acadia charters.
From warm-weather destinations to northern climes, Acadia has adventures ahead. She is a classic yacht, for classic travels.