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The Claasen success story has also been driven by the ability to offer a truly customized approach to boat building. This is hugely appreciated by the growing number of proud Claasen owners, each of whom has been able to incorporate their own tastes and preferences into their custom yachts. 

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Awesome Acadia almost complete

The third Truly Classic 90 Acadia is nearly ready to be unveiled to the world after a fine building process in close cooperation with her new owners.

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Claasen Classics shine in the Superyacht Cup

The 20th edition of the Superyacht Cup Palma has drawn to a close, with Claasen classics shining on the water, and in the prizegiving.

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Claasen yachts shine on the Bay of Palma

Day one of the 20th edition of the Superyacht Cup Palma saw Claasen yachts shine on the Bay of Palma. Truly Classic 127 Atalante lined up to race in Class B, in what is her second ever superyacht regatta, and her first outing since winning the World Superyacht Award for sailing yachts 30-39metres.

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Atalante wins World Superyacht Award

We are delighted to share that the Truly Classic 90 Atalante, launched last summer, has won the World Superyacht Award in the category Sailing Yachts 30m to 39.99m.

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Atalante to race in 2016 Loro Piana Caribbean for the first time

Claasen’s 2015 delivery, Atalante will join the 2016 Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous. At 38.8metres, her size is unprecedented among Claasen classic yachts; and it’s a feature which also makes her unprecedentedly fast.

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All abroad for the Superyacht Cup in Palma

This year will be the 20th anniversary of one of the most highly anticipated dates on the regatta calendar, the Superyacht Cup in Palma.

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Atalante among World Superyacht Award finalists

In addition to attracting the attention of the world’s media, Atalante has also been nominated as one of the finalists for this year’s World Superyacht Awards.

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Rave reviews for Atalante

Atalante has been gracing the pages of many magazines since her launch, with a great deal of praise lavished on every aspect of her design, construction and finish. We are, of course, very pleased at this publicity and it is quite humbling to read how impressed the media experts are by the result of our efforts.

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New Pilot Classic for sale

Acadia is integrating many of the ongoing improvements we have been implementing on recent Truly Classics such as Atalante. The same applies to the Pilot Classic 77 that we are now building. Due for delivery in the spring of 2017, this fabulous aluminium sailyacht is available for sale to a client looking for the very best.

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Construction of the TC90 Acadia is progressing well

The yard is making excellent progress on the build of our third TC90, which the owner recently announced will be christened Acadia when she is launched this Spring. Designed by Hoek Design Naval Architects, she is set to surpass even her much admired predecessors.

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Claasen yachts shine at the Millennium Cup

The two Claasen builds taking part in the Millennium Cup shined on New Zealand waters during the final day of event. With light winds delaying the race start, Shamoun was raring to go when she eventually bounded away from the line at 13.10.

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Fantastic Second racing day at the NZ Millennium Cup for Kealoha and Shamoun

​Claasen- built yachts Kealoha and Shamoun have enjoyed a fantastic second day's racing in New Zealand's beautiful Bay of Islands. With a clear day dawning, the race was anyone's and competitors hit the course determined to take honours.

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Exciting first day for Claasen at the NZ Millennium Cup

The Millennium Cup in New Zealand has enjoyed a tremendous start. The event’s slogan – ‘a superyacht regatta in one of the world’s great natural playgrounds’ – seemed very appropriate as a fleet of eight great boats vied for position in the emerald waters of the Bay of Islands. They included two Claasen yachts: the 33-metre sloop Shamoun and the Truly Classic 90 Kealoha, both designed by Andre Hoek.

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Claasen joins forces with Vitters

We are pleased to inform you of a major development that has created a new force in the premium yachtbuilding industry. The Claasen management team and the leading Dutch superyacht builder Vitters Shipyard have jointly acquired Claasen Shipyards and will now form the new owners and management team of the yard.

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Claasen yachts at regattas

Looking forward to events on the horizon involving members of the Claassen fleet, the Truly Classic 90 Kealoha will be joining the Millennium Cup in New Zealand from 27 to 29 January.

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