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Oyster Teams Up with Reichel/Pugh for 33m Project Alpha

December 22, 2017 · Posted by kate

Reichel/Pugh are proud to announce a collaboration with British yard, Oyster Yachts. The R/P studio is developing the naval architecture for the next generation of Superyacht design, the 33.53m Project Alpha will feature luxury accommodations for offshore cruising and superyacht regatta performance.

This carbon fiber sloop is being developed for a repeat client who prefers to fly to his yacht rather than cruise long distances. Summarizing the contrast between the 110’ Project Alpha and the yard’s in-build Oyster 118’ flagship, CEO David Tydeman said: “The choice is perhaps akin to a decision about whether to drive a Range Rover [the Oyster 118] or an Aston Martin [Project Alpha].”

Accommodation on board Project Alpha is for up to eight guests split across four en-suite staterooms, including a full-beam master suite in the bow. Meanwhile, the crew quarters allows for a staff of up to six people and a stern-loading garage provides tender storage.  Two coach-roof designs have been created, with a wedge deck (top image) and a more traditional Oyster-style deck. The design has already attracted significant interest and Oyster will be developing female molds.

In a similar weight-class, Reichel/Pugh’s two 100’ Wallycento’s, the Galateia and Magic Carpet³ not only showcase impeccable styling, but proved their performance capability by finishing the four-regatta 2017 Wally Season Championship in first and second place overall. The Wally Class Championship series concluded at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez with a 13-boat fleet and included Palmavela in Palma de Mallorca, the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta and Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup both in Porto Cervo.

For more information contact; Nicky Garrett  –

More about Project Alpha | Oyster 110 from Australian Ocean Magazine

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Reichel/Pugh Collaborates with Italian Builder Perini Navi for the 42m EVOLUTION Superyacht

December 20, 2017 · Posted by kate

The Perini Navi 42m Sloop introduces a number of innovative features to the market that will offer owners the perfect blend of sailing performance and offshore cruising capability amid spacious luxury.  This yacht represents the next evolution of Perini Navi styling, building on the heritage of the brand and with a renewed emphasis on sailing performance. The Reichel/Pugh hull and appendage shapes have been developed using their latest knowledge in performance superyacht design and state-of-the-art design tools, including an extensive CFD program.  This hull shape, combined with a finely tuned and well-proportioned sail-plan ensures the yacht will offer exceptional balance and seakeeping which Reichel/Pugh yachts are known for around the world.  It is exciting for our design team to be collaborating with Perini Navi, who has such a great history of delivering quality superyachts with an impeccable finish and trusted strength.

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Claude’s Career Opens with a Win

August 28, 2017 · Posted by kate

California (August 25-27, 2017) – Congratulations to Dr. Hasso Plattner and his team for the overall win (and PHRF A division win) as they made their racing debut at the 2017 Long Point Race Week aboard their brand new Reichel/Pugh-designed and engineered / Baltic-built 68’ Performance Cruiser Claude 2. In addition, Alec Oberschmidt’s Reichel/Pugh-designed 50′ Staghound won PHRF B division and took 2nd overall. Read More …

RP130 My Song Crowned 2017 Sailing Yacht of the Year

May 15, 2017 · Posted by kate

Florence, Italy (May 13, 2017) – Recognizing the remarkable ingenuity and innovation demanded by the design, engineering and construction of the world’s finest luxury yachts, 20 winners of the World Superyacht Awards 2017 have been announced and Reichel/Pugh’s 130′ My Song has a won for 2017 Sailing Yacht of The Year in the 30m to 39.99m category. WSA judges highlighted the importance of the collaboration between Nauta Design, Reichel/Pugh and Baltic Yachts, and award the extraordinary result this team achieved by combining a remarkably elegant aesthetic with amazing speed. My Song not only performs well on the race course, regularly reaching 20+ knots and boasting a top-speed in excess of 30-knots in optimum conditions, but is also a comfortable, feature-filled, state-of-the-art cruising yacht with excellent facilities for on-deck and below-deck dining and relaxing. She features three generously-sized en suite guest cabins, and an exemplary crew area for six in the stern. Come aboard to explore (photos). Reichel/Pugh wishes all those who submitted and the winners a warm congratulations. Read More …

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RP130 My Song Most Innovative Sailing Yacht of 2017

February 7, 2017 · Posted by kate

18 winners of the ShowBoats Design Awards 2017 have been announced and Reichel/Pugh’s 130′ My Song has been crowned The Most Innovative Sailing Yacht of 2017. Reichel/Pugh wishes all those who submitted and the winners a warm congratulations.

Reichel/Pugh, Nauta and Baltic triumph with things you don’t see: a sophisticated, fully retractable, azimuthing propeller, hydraulic and line runs hidden in the bulwarks to reduce deck thickness, a “crush nose” on the keel bulb to reduce impact and damage of a grounding, and a construction weight-shaving program by the yard that rendered even small parts such as electrical cable trays in carbon fibre. Even the interior has some weight-saving tricks with resin-coated linen used for floors, countertops and bulkheads. In three hours the rig can be switched from a typical cruising mainsail to a flat-topped main and split running backstays for racing. For stowing the 400kg Code Zero racing headsail, a very large drum hidden in the forepeak coils the 55m sail. For cruising, the wide stern creates a sheltered sunbathing area that features hydraulic seating integrated into the flush decks. Read More …


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