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About Cru Classé

The Vessel

Cru Classé is an elegant 2016 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 469 (47 feet) sailing yacht from the design cabinet of Philippe Briand. The open cockpit accommodates up to six guests for an intimate experience on the waters surrounding Washington, DC all the way into the Chesapeake. Whether you're loooking for an afternoon cruise or a getaway for several nights, Cru Classé provides stylish comfort with incredible accommodations to evoke lasting memories. 

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About the Cru

Troy Knapp

With over 30 years of hospitality experience, from boutique hotels to Michelin Star-awarded restaurants, I've had the opportunity to be emerged in a world of creating experiences with meaningful purpose. The offerings I've currated are an embodiment of my passion of all things water, wine, and cuisine. I look forward to hosting you aboard Cru Classé, where we'll take to picturesque waters for an exploration of the senses.          


 USCG Merchant Mariner 50T  

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Talya Mallin

I have been sailing and enjoying time on the water since I was 10 years old. I grew up sailing in Long Island and racing in college. After working in accounting for three years, I left Washington DC to pursue my dream of working abroad on large yachts. I traveled and worked on these yachts for almost two years before returning to DC.   I am so thrilled to be able to work on the water here and provide excellent service and experiences for guests onboard Cru Classe.

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