Thank you for your interest in Trudeau Classic Sailing Yachts. For over 10 years now we have been the premier designer and builder of classic sailing vessels in the virtual world known as Second Life. Drawing inspiration from the timeless designs of celebrated real life nautical designers such as Nathaniel and L. Francis Herreshoff, John Alden, John Hannah and others, we offer a full line of sailboats for the discriminating SL Yachtsman/women/thing. Full keeled wooden boats with graceful lines and traditional sailplans. Boats whose ancestors were fishing and workboats, the kinds of boats “men who went down to sea” went down to sea in :) From 17 foot daysailers to 85 foot tall ships – Trudeau has built boats for every dreamer on every budget.
Features of the boats:
— Realistic sailing. You won’t find a single static houseboat at Trudeau. Thanks to the ingenious sailing mechanics originally devised by Kanker Greenacre and modified by Jacqueline Trudeau specifically for the Trudeau line of yachts, they *really sail* using the SL wind. Voice or HUD commands trim each sail for optimal performance under sail. Heeling, drifting, in irons… all the sailing fun — and sometime frustration ;) — it’s in there (dramamine not included).
— Richly textured, inside and out, from the finest of virtual nautical materials including white oak framing, cedar hull planking, teak decks, sitka spruce masts and spars, varnished mahogany brightwork and bronze fittings.
— Fully outfitted cozy cabin, entered via multiple opening hatches on select models. Below you will find berths with couples lying cuddle poses and settees with correct sit orientation scripts. But of course you’ll probably want to add your own poseballs for your preferred belowdecks activities ;)
— Customizable. Voice commands to change the hull and sail textures from a selection of traditional nautical color schemes, modifiable script for changing the default camera location and angle. On the non-attaching models, a notecard to add skipper names – you decide who can skipper your Trudeau yacht – not limited to just the owner.
— HUDs that provide button control for common boat handling commands and display of environmental conditions via analog or digital indicators.
— Collaborative sailing. Can be sailed either solo or with the assistance with a crew. The control HUD objects are copy and transfer permissioned, so Shanghai *your* crew by dropping a Trudeau HUD on them ;)
— Artificial wind strength and direction commands for overriding those pesky fluky SL winds. Compatible with SLSF racewind, used in regattas throughout SL.
— Moving wheel, tiller and helmsperson animations on most models. Custom developed animations and poses by Larinda Cordeaux and Jacqueline Trudeau for your crew/passengers.
— Auxiliary motor to power you through those occasions when the wind dies down.
— Since sim crossings can be unpredictable, copy and modify permissions.
Whether your ideal is a lazy afternoon spent in a peaceful cove, racing across a sun-dappled sea, slipping off the deck shoes and relaxing when the sun goes down, entertaining guests on the water or dockside, or visiting exotic ports of call on an extended cruise across the grid, the Trudeau Classic Sailing Yachts are designed for your unique SL boating experience.
Thanks again for checking us out and we’ll see you on the water!