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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.

The annual Long Point Race Week Invitational Regatta hosted by Balboa & Newport Harbor Yacht Clubs was held in Newport Beach, CA and Catalina Island, August 25-27, 2017. Three races were run, Newport Beach to Long Point, Catalina, then a buoy race at Ship Rock, Catalina, followed by the race back to Newport Beach.

Click for Overall Results
Click for Division Results

 

Stay tuned for more 2017 edition photos to post at joysailing.

Come Aboard Claude
Launched in October 2016, one of the newest Reichel/Pugh projects is the slippery 68′ Performance Cruiser. The yacht was designed for cruising short-handed along the southern California coastline with the ability to comfortably overnight in Catalina Island harbors and other nearby weekend destinations. While comfort and aesthetics were the priority, the owner was also focused on a performance design that would offer fast rides in the southern California thermal breezes. The result is hi-tech composite structure with a beautiful functional interior Nauta, Milan, Italy.

Naval Architecture and Engineering by Reichel/Pugh
Construction by Baltic Yachts, Finland
Interior and Deck Design by Reichel/Pugh
Interior Style by Nauta Design, Italy

Title photo courtesy of Bronny Daniels / Joysailing
Interior photos courtesy of Baltic Yachts

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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Reflecting on 2016

January 9, 2017 · Posted by kate

A YEAR IN REVIEW

Click and scroll to learn more about the recent launch of our 68′ Performance Cruiser, the All Smoke 90′ Superyacht, the My Song 130′ Superyacht, as well as seven new design concepts and many exciting regatta finishes by our Superyachts, Racers and Melges. We are looking forward to an even more productive 2017!

Reichel/Pugh-2016 Reflections

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The New RP90 Realizes an Owner’s Vision for a Bluewater Superyacht

November 10, 2016 · Posted by kate

The RP90 is a creative, collaborative blend of the owner’s vision paired with the passion and dedication of the Reichel/Pugh design team. Built by Southern Wind Shipyard and launched earlier this week in Cape Town, South Africa, Design No. 251 is an ultralight Fast Performance Cruiser with detail-oriented, world-class accommodations. She is the result of thousands of hours spent by industry leaders and will be as at home on the race course as she will be on long ocean passages. Read More …


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