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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.

The Evolution project responds to the changing expectations of an emerging generation of owners by offering style, performance, comfort and easy sailing in a new and dynamic Superyacht.

The Evolution project meets their needs for blue-water performance and endurance, combined with sporty exterior styling and high interior comfort.  Indeed, the exterior styling by Perini Navi’s Head of Design, Franco Romani, is completely new. The plumb bow and sleek sheerline suggest power and speed, while the uncluttered deck and ample use of glass convey a sense of airiness and light. The aft cockpit provides easy lounging and dining facilities protected by the overhanging deckhouse and glass windbreaks, but within easy distance of guests on the open deck. The folding transom door offers a cozy, sea-level alcove with convenient staircase access on both sides, in addition to the swim platform. To further enhance the en plein air experience, the open foredeck features a Japanese – style dining pit that can be closed flush with the teak deck to create yet more recreation space. Naturally the pit can be shaded in dining mode by a collapsible awning.

The main deck interior benefits from a glass skylight that runs the length of the coach-roof, allowing natural light to flood the open-space salon and dining area from above, as well as from the large side windows. Below deck there is en-suite accommodation or 8-10 guests, a master stateroom aft, two guest cabins and a fourth cabin forward of the engine room. An adjoining space can serve as a media room or extra cabin.

But the Evolution concept is not just about style and comfort: today’s owners also demand high performance under sail and efficient propulsion when motoring. To this end, racing yacht specialists Reichel/Pugh in California have designed a slippery aluminum hull form with lifting keel, and a powerful sail plan with full carbon fibre rig.

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.

The icing on the cake is also the key to the Evolution name, where the “E” stands for Electric. Perini Navi has developed an innovative hybrid propulsion system that combines a diesel main engine with an electric motor. The electric motor can be utilized for low-speed and low-noise coastal navigation (electric mode), or as an electrical generator in conjunction with the main engine (hybrid mode). This configuration also provides for propulsion redundancy and extended life span for both main engine and generators.

The Evolution concept promises to consolidate Perini Navi’s reputation for innovation and excellence combined with the performance and sea-keeping of a Reichel/Pugh design.

For more information, contact Jim Pugh / and Vittorio Blengini /

130′ My Song Continues Winning Streak

November 4, 2017 · Posted by kate

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (November 1, 2017) – 130′ My Song has won the International Superyacht Society’s 2017 award for the Best Sailing Yacht between 24m and 40m.

The announcement was made at the ISS Awards for Design & Leadership Gala and follows wins in the World Superyacht Awards for Best Sailing Yacht between 30m and 39.9m and at the Showboats Design Awards in which she was voted Most Innovative Sailing Yacht and took the Best Exterior Design and Styling award.

130′ 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

photography Carlo Borlenghi and Baltic Yachts





GALATEIA and MAGIC CARPET³ 1st and 2nd for the 2017 Wally Season’s Championship

October 10, 2017 · Posted by kate

The Reichel/Pugh-designed 100’ Wallycento’s GALATEIA and MAGIC CARPET³ take 1st and 2nd place in the 2017 Wally Season’s Championship!

There was no better venue than Les Voiles de Saint Tropez, amongst the world’s most beautiful classic and modern yachts and 4,000 international sailors, for the Reichel/Pugh-designed WallyCento GALATEIA to conclude its racing season by winning the overall 2017 Wally Championship. In addition to Les Voiles, the complete season included Palmavela in Palma de Mallorca, and the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta (Galateia took 2nd in class / 10-boat fleet) and Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (1st in class / 11-boat fleet), both in Porto Cervo. Read More …

36 Class Wins in 20 Years at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

September 13, 2017 · Posted by kate

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Porto Cervo, Italy (September 3-9, 2017) – The 2017 edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup marks 20 years of participation by Reichel/Pugh boats, and in that time our designs have amassed 36 Class wins. Competing divisions range from the Maxi 72 class, which competes for its World Championship during the event, to the Supermaxi division for yachts over 30.5 meters.

Reichel/Pugh-designed and Green Marine-built Galateia decisively earned a Maxi Yacht Rolex title in the 11-boat WallyCento Class. Read More …

R/P Trio at the 2017 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

June 5, 2017 · Posted by kate

Porto Cervo, Italy (June 4, 2017) – The ninth annual 2017 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and Boat International Media, opened the Mediterranean superyacht calendar and was graced by three of the lastest R/P superyachts:

MY SONG, Sail: ITA 2311, Class: Superyacht, Length: 39.6m, Builder: Baltic Yacht, Designers: Reichel/Pugh and Nauta
GALATEIA, Sail: CAY 1002, Class: WallyCento, Length: 30.48m, Builder: Green Marine, Designers: Reichel/Pugh and Wally
MAGIC CARPET 3, Sail: GBR 1001R, Class: WallyCento, Length: 30.5m, Builder: Wally, Designers: Reichel/Pugh and Wally Read More …

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