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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 looking for an evening with friends, colleagues or celebrating a special occasion, Cru Classé provides stylish comfort with incredible accommodations to evoke lasting memories. 

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About the Cru

Troy Knapp - Chef / Sommelier 

Michelin Star-awarded Chef, sommelier and yachtsman Troy Knapp, brings his passion of food, and wine to create a world class dining experience on the D.C. waterways.   Troy has also had an affection for boating from a young age.  In the mid 90's he competed Jet Ski freestyle professionally and went on to become a stunt performer as opening cast at the WATERWORLD live action show - Universal Studios Hollywood California.  

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Talya Mallin - Skipper

A veteran sailor who grew up on the waterways of Long Island. Talya has raced sailing vessels and had pursued her passion as far as the Bahamas aboard large yachts.  She brings a wealth of experience back to D.C. aboard Cru Classé .

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