Claasen Shipyards Secures Work Through to 2015

Best known for building and promoting J Class yachts the likes of Lionheart, two big J-Class hulls Atlantis & Rainbowand in the not too distant future Svea, Claasen Shipyards in Holland has secured the future of its workforce with the signing of a new yacht contract to build a 38 metre Classic Sloop designed by Andre Hoek.
This beautifully lined, fast and classic yacht has been designed to unite high technology and nautical passion. She is to be built fully out of aluminium, providing structural strength with lightweight, designed for racing.
She will be classed and equipped under MCA LY2, ready for private use or charter. The yacht will feature a traditional classic hull with sweeping sheer line, and long overhangs.
The layout on deck is based on a proven concept of a private master cockpit aft and a centrally positioned guest cockpit and deckhouse. These guest areas allow for both inside and outside dining and lounging.
The towering carbon rig will feature a full set of carbon rigging and suit of modern racing sails.
Down below the main salon is positioned aft of the full width engine room and forward of the full width master stateroom.
The salon will be fitted with a fireplace and entertainment systems. In the stateroom, mirrored around the centre line there will be a separate head and shower.
Against the aft bulkhead there will be a king size bed flanked by comfortable seating on either side. All guest areas will be fitted with hull ports to provide the required natural light.
Forward of the engine room there are two generous guest cabins, one double and one twin.
The area forward of the mast is reserved for the 5 crew members and comprises of a spacious galley, crew mess, laundry and three cabins.
She is expected too be completed in April 2015.