Claasen Shipyards is especially known for their truly outstanding aluminum boat construction. Located in the Netherlands, the Claasen success story has been driven by the ability to offer a truly customized approach to boat building.
Q Class Yachts
The Q Class website is dedicated to the creation of a new Q Class built to the New Universal Rule of Measurement. Smaller than an M boat, but with similar traditional appearance and sailing characteristics, a Q boat offers fun racing and cruising opportunities in a boat about 60% of the size.
Fladlien & Associates, LLC
Fladlien & Associates, LLC is a yacht design firm dedicated to designing modernized traditional boats (both sail and power).
The Rosenfeld Photos in the "History" section are used under license from the Rosenfeld Collection.
The Rosenfeld Collection, purchased in 1984 by Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc., is one of the largest archives of maritime photographs in the United States. This Collection of nearly one million pieces documents the period from 1881 to the present. It represents the evolution of photographic technology and developments in the maritime industry, over the last hundred years. The Collection is built on the inventory of the Morris Rosenfeld & Sons photographic business, which was located in New York City, from 1910 until the late 1970s.
Due to the chronological arrangement of the negatives in the Collection, the evolution of sail, hull and engine designs across the span of more than a century can be observed by the researcher. The America's Cup Races are fully represented from 1885 to 1992.
For further information, please contact:
Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
75 Greenmanville Avenue
P.O. Box 6000
Mystic CT 06355-0990
tel: (860) 572 5370
fax: (860) 572 5320
The large photo of Pursuit from the starboard quarter at the beginning of the “Sailing an M-Boat” page, and the photo of Pursuit on the “History” page, are both copyright Louis Benainous, Louis Benainous Photography http://www.benainous.com
Except as otherwise indicated in the captions or on this page, all photos on this website are copyright Cyndel Studios, or copyright Lisa Corsetti.