Claasen Shipyards


F-Class Firefly Racing debut

The stunning classically lined racing yacht Firefly, recently launched in Amsterdam and the first in an exciting new series of F-class one designs, made her racing debut at the latest SuperYacht Cup in Palma de Mallorca.

14 juli, 2011 -

Launching a whole new series of competitive ‘F-Class’ yachts, 115ft / 35m aluminum sloop Firefly, designed by Andre Hoek and built at Claasen Shipyards was a gorgeous sight, with her long, low sheer giving her at once a truly classic look, with a totally modern flair. Firefly also performed well, bringing in a third in her class.

Firefly has been constructed according to the highest quality standards in the Netherlands. The hull was built by Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw, builder of three J-class and two in option hulls to date, and Firefly was completed by Claasen Shipyards, most recently responsible for the J-class yacht Lionheart.

Unprecedented combination of classic lines, modern design, advanced technical systems, high performance spars and rig, and unconventional bold material combinations give her a unique quality that will reverberate in the months to come when she will also participate in other events like the Maxi Rolex Cup (Sardinia) 5th of September – 10th of September and the Voiles De Saint-Tropez 24th of September – 2nd of October.


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