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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.

“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.”

Click for My Song launch video and details

For more about all 2017 winners read on at Boat International

RP130 My Song
Naval Architecture and Engineering: Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design
Interior Design and Exterior Styling: Nauta Yachts, Milan
Builder: Baltic Yachts
Project Management: Nigel Ingram, MCM

source Boat International
photography Carlo Borlenghi and Baltic Yachts

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RP WallyCentos Magic Carpet 3 and Galateia Face-off at 2017 PalmaVela

May 3, 2017 · Posted by kate

Tomorrow starts the 14th edition of Sail Racing 2017 PalmaVela, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Palma and sponsored by Sail Racing. The regatta includes a record fleet of 12 Wallys and will be the first scoring competition on the calendar for the Wally Class 2017 international circuit. Read More …


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