Combining the elegance of the 1930s with modern underwater hull configurations, Truly Classic yachts are built in semi series. The idea behind the Truly Classic concept is that clients can base their new yacht on an existing proven hull design where the majority of the design decisions have already been made.
The yachts can then be built semi custom where the interior- and deck layout, draft and sailplan can be customized. The central design concept calls for a flush deck boat with an aft cockpit, low deckhouse, sweeping sheer, moderate freeboard and long overhangs to bow and stern. Other features shared by all Truly Classics are their keyhole shaped cockpits, fingertip control, exceptional balance and an optimal use of interior volume.
The idea and name for these boats came from a yacht created in partnership with the late Michael Peacock, former captain of the British Admiral’s Cup team. Launched in 1994, Truly Classic (later Zephyr, now named Savy) set new standards by winning the Spirit of Tradition Class at Antigua Classic Week three years in a row, as well as the overall “Med Cup” for Spirit of Tradition yachts.
This success attracted other owners interested in a similar concept in various sizes, and Truly Classic has since become that rarest of breeds in the yachting industry – a brand name in its own right.