Hoek Design Truly Classic 64, Klaas Bood / Dorr, 1995, composite construction,
6 guests in 3 cabins, well maintained, well known Spirit of Tradition race winner,
timeless and graceful.
Espada was dreamed up in 1993 by Michael Peacock of British Admiral s Cup and broadcasting fame. He gave Hoek Design the brief for a classical 64-foot boat with a flush deck and large fore and aft overhangs. The result was a timeless, graceful sailing yacht with a modern underwater configuration, and the very first Truly Classic. She set the standard that other Truly Classics have followed by winning the Spirit of Tradition Class at Antigua Classic Week three years in a row. Espada was also crowned overall winner of the Prada Challenge Cup and has won many other prizes.
The design includes a flush deck with traditional details, a classical deckhouse, a pleasant sheer, a spoon bow and a long transom overhang. The deckhouse includes a navigation station, settee and wet locker. The interior consists of an open plan saloon and an owners cabin forward of the mast bulkhead: The deckhouse and the two aft guest cabins are laid out so as to allow optimal use of the available space. Espada is well equipped and features facilities such as a generator, air-conditioning system and watermaker. The yacht is in excellent condition and sure to be a delight whether you race or cruise her.