Reichel/Pugh Yachts Take Top Spots in 2013 Transpac Race
2013 Transpac Race (2225nm)
22 July 2013, Transpacific Yacht Club Read More …
July 25, 2013
Reichel/Pugh Yachts Take Top Spots in 2013 Transpac Race
2013 Transpac Race (2225nm)
22 July 2013, Transpacific Yacht Club Read More …
July 17, 2013
2013 105th Chicago to Mackinac Race, presented by Veuve Clicquot (333nm)
17 July 2013, Chicago Yacht Club (CYG)
Congratulations to Dick & Doug DeVos family and crew of the Reichel/Pugh designed/engineered and McConaghy Boats built 86’ Maxi WINDQUEST for taking Line Honors in the 2013 105th Chicago to Mackinac Race, presented by Veuve Clicquot. Windquest was first to finish in the racing divisions and the winner of the Royono Trophy.
June 25, 2013
DESIGN AND ENGINEERING BY REICHEL/PUGH
2013 Giraglia ROLEX Cup (243nm)
June 14-22 2013, Yacht Club Italiano (YCI)
June 7, 2013
Takes Line Honors Win
& Breaks Record in Block Island Race.
& IRC Overall Win in Annapolis to Newport Race.
Sets Record of 1hr, 40 m & 15s in the Round the Island Race of the 159th New York Yacht Club’s Annual Regatta. Read More …
January 25, 2013
Shockwave Dominates in Battle of the Mini Maxis
Shockwave Wins 7 Races in 2013 Quantum Key West Race Week
Strong turnout in the Reichel/Pugh designed Melges 24 & Melges 32 Classes
The latest collaboration between G-Force Yachts and Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design is the fast and fun X-Treme 32 – A high performance design for inshore and offshore racing.
The briefing to the Reichel/Pugh team was to develop a flat-out racer that delivers the thrill of a high-performance design as well as the ability to capture podium positions. (more…)
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!
Hobart (December 30, 2016) – The Reichel/Pugh Team congratulates all competitors in the 2016 72nd edition of the annual 628 nm Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The race concluded with several highlights for Reichel/Pugh-designed yachts:
RP66 Alive, a canting keel design launched in 2006 from Westerly Marine as Jim Madden’s Stark Raving Mad, and formerly Peter Harburg’s Black Jack, finished in the top ten for line honours and corrected to 6th in ORCi Div 1.
RP40 Chutzpah, launched in 2007 from Hart Marine and owned by Bruce and Drew Taylor, corrected to 2nd in IRC/ORCi Div 2.
RP51 Primitive Cool, launched in 2009 as Secret Men’s Business 3.5 from Hart Marine and now owned by John Newbold, corrected to 10th in IRC Div 1. (more…)
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has long been known as one of the most challenging ocean races in the world, with owners, crews, and designers all pushing their boats to the limit hoping for victory. This year, the race is in its 72nd edition and features an exciting entry list of nearly 100 boats. The annual 628 mile offshore classic will once again start in Sydney Harbour on Boxing day – Monday, December 26th. The competitors will make their way out of Sydney Harbour and down the southeast coast of Australia, before crossing the Bass Strait in the open Southern Ocean. Once across the Bass Strait, the course passes the iconic Organ Pipes before sailing up the Derwent River to finish in Hobart, Tasmania.
Grenada (December 15, 2016) – Reichel/Pugh would like to congratulate the Marten 72 Aragon, owned by Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verder. Aragon has been declared the overall winner of the 2016 Royal Ocean Racing Club Transatlantic Race and winner of the IRC Zero class. We look forward to following the Aragon team’s future success.
The Marten 72 was designed by Reichel/Pugh in 2004 and over ten years later continues delivering winning performance.
Aragon’s victory marks yet another success for Reichel/Pugh designs on this course, following the R/P 78’ Lupa of London’s overall win of the inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race in 2014.
Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verder’s Marten 72, Aragon (NED) crossed the finish line of the RORC Transatlantic Race outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina © RORC/Arthur Daniel
The youngest sailor in the RORC Transatlantic Race, 18-year old Anna Van Nieuwland was at the helm of her Father’s Marten 72, Aragon as the team crossed the line in Grenada © RORC/Arthur Daniel
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. (more…)
Reichel/Pugh Design Nᴼ 256 – 68’ Fast Performance Cruiser
Comfortable cruising, day sailing and racing all in one beautiful yacht
Builder Baltic Yachts notes, “This spectacular 68ft silver-hulled, fast cruiser/racer for a repeat customer should deliver a highly rewarding sailing experience for her short-handed crew. The all carbon composite fixed keeler is bristling with performance enhancing features including a powerful square-top main, a retractable propulsion system, race boat style appendages and titanium fittings, plus a sophisticated and comfortable interior. As her captain said: “This is as a high performing cruising yacht that can excel on the race course.” A captive winch-controlled mainsheet and a powered winch for the asymmetric hoist take the weight out of handling. Displacing just 17 tons, almost 8 tons of which is in the keel, her advanced composite hull is built of pre-preg carbon over a Kevlar honeycomb core with Corecell used in slamming areas. A lot of attention was paid to fairing the bottom and appendages to the same standard as the topsides. Build time was just 18 months.” (more…)
Trieste, Italy (October 9, 2016) – Reichel/Pugh wishes to congratulate the skipper and crew of the Reichel/Pugh designed 72’ Alfa Romeo as the overall winner of the 46th edition of the annual Barcolana Regatta out of 1107 entries.
Reichel/Pugh has collaborated with Baltic Yachts, Nauta Design and MCM project management to produce one of the most remarkable state-of-the-art, all carbon superyachts ever launched. My Song is not only the latest high performance, genuine multi-role super sailing yacht to be launched by Baltic Yachts, but she also benefits from a plethora of new ideas taking the cruiser/racer genre to a new level. She oozes innovation.
With naval architecture and engineering by San Diego-based Reichel/Pugh, stunning interior, exterior and conceptual design by Nauta Design and project management by Nigel Ingram of MCM, My Song was launched on time and completed sailing trials successfully in Finland before heading for the Mediterranean to debut at the Les Voiles de Saint Tropez regatta. (more…)
The superyacht circuit grows with every new season, as do the demands for better sailing performance. Always on top of the aesthetics, for their new 130-footer Reichel/Pugh were inevitably pressed hard to deliver some rigorous performance targets. Read on as RP Designer, Naval Architect and Structural Engineer David Oliver writes about how he got his first grey hairs…
Saint Tropez, France (September 24 – October 2, 2016) Les Voiles de Saint Tropez is a regatta held annually the last week of September on the Mediterranean. The town of Saint Tropez, on the south coast of France, plays host to an incredible gathering of classic wooden yachts, high-tech modern superyachts, as well as a variety of production and custom boats of all sizes. In all, more than 300 boats will race next week in the gulf of Saint Tropez from September 24th to October 2nd in this classic regatta. (more…)
Wishing all Rolex Big Boat Series competitors a week of lively racing in San Francisco!
48’ Bladerunner, a 1984 Big Boat Series champion, and one of our first designs was built here in San Diego by OB Boatworks. Bladerunner was owned & skippered by Bill Twist of San Francisco. The photo was taken by Sharon Green off Honolulu during the 1986 Kenwood Cup. Launched in 1984 Bladerunner took 1st place in Class in ‘84 and ‘85 Long Beach Race Week, ’84 Big Boat Series (perhaps considered the heyday of the BBS), ’85 Rolex Cup, ’85 Block Island Race Week, ’86 Round the State race and ’87 Transpac. The Reichel/Pugh team had some great racing on the Bladerunner along with epic shore-side events… Bladerunner went on to be renamed Flyer and is owned by of EC-six carbon rigging designer Rob Sjostedt of Irvine, CA. Our original drawings were recently pulled as Rob makes restoration plans. (more…)
Porto Cervo, Italy (September 14, 2016) – Winning the Maxi RC class was the Reichel/Pugh-designed 85′ My Song with a decisive five-point score line. Click for results. This win was particularly sweet as the RP85 heads for retirement, to be replaced by her newer, and sizable 130′ sister. Oozing innovation, the new My Song is not only the latest high performance, genuine multi-role super sailing yacht to launch, but she also benefits from a series of new ideas which take the cruiser/racer genre to a new level. Naval architecture and engineering was done by Reichel/Pugh, conceptual design by Nauta Design, project management by Nigel Ingram of MCM, and construction by Baltic Yachts in Finland. My Song completed sailing trials successfully in Finland and has already arrived in the Mediterranean. Pictured are John Reichel and Senior Naval Architect Tony Beale at the My Song (85′) retirement party. (more…)
Santa Catalina Island, California (August 29, 2016) – Long Point Race Week combines the best of many worlds into a fantastic three-day weekend. Dislike delivery’s? Day one is a race out to Catalina Island, followed by a short race on Saturday around ship rock and back, and Sunday is a race home! With a relatively short racing plan, competitors can enjoy both intense racing as well as the other aspects that Southern California offers. Reichel/Pugh engineer Dan Flanigan spent three days racing and enjoying Catalina onboard the RP-designed Aszhou, ex Limit, owned by Steve Meheen. Spear fishing, hiking, and enjoying the escape from mainland life complemented the short stints of all out racing aboard the fast paced RP63. “Steve has set up the Aszhou program with an experienced team that is focused on racing hard, improving and having fun.” We wish the Aszhou team good luck in future races.
The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is held each September in Porto Cervo, Sardinia by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda as a championship for the world’s most spectacular yachts. The event gathers ever-more impressive and technologically advanced fleets for racing on the waters of the Costa Smeralda every year. Competing divisions range from the Maxi 72 class, which competes for its World Championship during the event, to the Supermaxi division for yachts of over 30.5 metres.
The entry list for the 2016 edition is certainly strong this year, boasting 48 entries including some of the newest superyachts on the scene. There is one exceptional battle hidden within this list however, one which the Reichel/Pugh team has been eagerly awaiting for a few years now – a duel between the RP designed WallyCentos. (more…)
Reichel/Pugh wishes a warm congratulations to all competitors at the 2016 Melges 20 Worlds.
Scarlino, Italy (August 28, 2016) – The last day of competition in Scarlino came to a dramatic close with two final races and Michael Illbruck on Pinta with tactician John Kostecki, and trimmer Federico Michetti becoming the 2016 Melges 20 World Champions! Hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino, the World Championship was the most successful to date featuring four days of racing at a stunning venue with more than 200 athletes. (more…)
In addition to structural engineering of Reichel/Pugh designed yachts, R/P also offers engineering design services to companies in the shipbuilding industry and beyond. Reichel/Pugh recently partnered with Shipmotion Group to provide composite engineering support for their newly-developed Race Retractable Propulsion System (RPS). (more…)
Rosslyn Bay, Australia (August 6, 2016) – RP100 Wild Oats XI demolishes her own race record in Brisbane to Keppel Race!
Congratulations to the crew of the Reichel/Pugh designed and McConaghy Boats built 100’ Canting Keel Super Maxi Wild Oats XI for taking Line Honors and breaking the course record she previously set in 2011. Wild Oats XI completed the course in 16 hours, 56 minutes and 30 seconds, beating her previous record by over seven hours. Read on at Sail World.
RP66 Alive claims overall IRC corrected honors! (more…)
Members of the Reichel/Pugh design team: Jim Pugh, John Reichel, Adrian Sawyer and David Oliver attended the initial set of sea trials of the newly launched Baltic 130 Custom Superyacht, R/P Design # 249, off Jakobstad, Finland in the Gulf of Bothnia this month.
The 130 is prime example of what the state-of-the-art luxury performance superyacht looks like today with emphasis placed on performance while maintaining aesthetics and maximizing sumptuous interior accommodations. High-tech construction specifications ensure a superyacht capable of cruising around the world.
Naval architecture and engineering was completed in-house at Reichel/Pugh, and this project marks yet another successful collaboration between the R/P team and Milan-based designers Nauta Yachts, who were responsible for Exterior Styling and Interior Design. The yacht launched during the summer of 2016 and will head south to the Mediterranean where she will make her regatta debut at Les Voiles de St. Tropez in September.
Design No. 249 – Baltic 130’ Superyacht
Construction by Baltic Yachts, Finland
Naval Architecture, Engineering and Sailplan by Reichel/Pugh
Interior and Deck Design by Nauta Yachts
Rig system by Southern Spars
Project Management by Nigel Ingram/MCM
Title photo © Baltic Yachts
Reichel-Pugh’s 130’ Custom Racer/Cruiser, with naval architecture and engineering completed in-house, launched at Baltic Yachts in Finland. She heads south to the Mediterranean where she will make her racing debut at Les Voiles de St. Tropez in September.
Touching Water video by Baltic Yachts
Design No. 249 – 130’ Superyacht
Construction by Baltic Yachts, Finland
Naval Architecture and Engineering by Reichel/Pugh
Interior and Deck Style by Nauta Yachts
by Tony Beale, Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design, San Diego for August 2016 Seahorse Magazine
San Diego-based maxi and superyacht design maestros Reichel/Pugh have entered the fast-growing world of the large performance multihull
For 33 years designs from the Reichel/Pugh studio have produced unparalleled results for their owners and made a distinctive mark on the sailing industry. With an average age of 38, the Reichel/Pugh team has a strong passion for design, naval architecture and engineering as well as sailing whether in monohulls, multihulls or kiteboarding. The company’s impressive portfolio ranges from the 1992 America’s Cup winner, America3, to groundbreaking one- designs for Melges Boats (the 32, 24, 17, 20 and the Melges 14).
The Reichel/Pugh portfolio also boasts purpose-built offshore record hunters including Transpac record breakers Pyewacket (76ft, 1999) and Alfa Romeo (100ft, 2012), as well as the 100-footer Wild Oats XI with eight line honour wins in the Sydney Hobart and record setting trifecta (line honours, race record and overall handicap) wins in 2005 and 2012. The studio has also produced breakthrough Superyachts including the 45m Visione, the 34m Nilaya, the 67m Hetairos and two Wallycento designs; Magic Carpet3 and Galateia. Now Reichel/Pugh is looking to a new market, one which is quietly exploding in popularity: performance multihulls.
The motivation to design this 45ft offshore performance catamaran started with a question from a prospective client. The client wanted a fast yacht for shorthanded offshore racing that also featured genuine cruising capacity; he initially asked us to offer a recommendation in choosing between a Class40 monohull and a custom multihull design. There may have been an expected response from a design firm with such long and successful pedigree in monohulls, but recent hires by the company have tipped the balance somewhat and, with nearly half of the design team owning performance catamarans themselves, the discussion was spirited and the conclusions divided. To explore the trade-offs in proper depth it was decided to develop a new multihull design. (more…)
Last week, team members Will Cyr and Adrian Sawyer toured Westerly Marine with the local Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME), where Alive (Ex. Stark Raving Mad) was built in 2006.
Alive formerly known as Black Jack, was acquired by Tasmanian businessman Phillip Turner from Peter Harburg early in 2014 and is currently racing out of Brisbane and registered with the Derwent Sailing Squadron, Tasmania. Alive was originally launched in the US in 2006 as Stark Raving Mad and owned and campaigned by Jim Madden. At 66 foot Alive fits into the ‘mini-maxi’ size category. Her narrow, light and canting keel combined with a powerful new Southern Spar rig makes her a technically advanced and challenging boat. (more…)
Genoa, Italy (June 16, 2016) – Congratulations to Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones and the crew of the Reichel/Pugh-designed/engineered and Wally Yachts-built 100-ft Superyacht Magic Carpet 3 (GBR) as they celebrate line honours at the 64th edition of the Giraglia Rolex Cup. The first was in 2013, and was followed up last year with an overall win on corrected time. (more…)
This past week two RP team members traveled to the Baltic Yachts Shipyard in Jakobstad, Finland to visually inspect the build progress of the RP68. This performance cruiser has been designed for a repeat RPYD customer and will be sailing in the waters off Southern California. The design features an aft transom deck for easy access to the water and transfer to the tender.
In preparation for the 2016 Newport to Ensenada Race, Reichel/Pugh engineers AJ Sawyer and Dan Flanigan joined the team of Mighty Merloe for its sailing delivery up the SoCal coastline, taking the opportunity to learn from its highly-accomplished crewmembers about the big trimaran’s performance and sailing systems along the way. (more…)
MELGES 32 ‘ANARCHY’ ROCKS, PLACING 2ND OVERALL IN FLEET BY 25 SECONDS IN EPIC NEWPORT TO ENSENADA RACE
Ensenada, Mexico (April 25, 2016) – MELGES 32 ANARCHY finished the Newport to Ensenada with a course time of 12:45:21, and lost overall corrected time for Monohulls by 25 seconds. Read on for the race report by owner of Anarchy Racing Scot Tempesta. (more…)
Ensenada, Mexico (April 23, 2016) – Of the one hundred seventy-nine boats that started, Reichel/Pugh-designed and Hart Marine-built 63′ Aszhou (formerly RP63 Invisible Hand and Limit) continued a legacy of winning by setting a new Newport to Ensenada monohull record with a time of 09:35:34 over 125nm, destroying the 2009 monohull record of 10:37:50 set by Doug Baker’s Magnitude. The record prior to this was set in 2003 by Roy E. Disney’s 76’ R/P-designed Pyewacket with a time of 10:44:25. (more…)
Wishing Reichel/Pugh racers, R/P staff David Oliver on Blue Blazes (RP50) and Dan Flanigan on Aszhou (previously know as RP63 Invisible Hand and Limit), and all competitors, safe competition on the annual 2016 Newport-Ensenada Race which kicks off tomorrow. Pictured is the RP68 Taxi Dancer, originally built for Mitch Rouse of LA, which took 1st place in the 1990 N2E Race and won its Class in the 2010 race. Taxi Dancer was a custom ULDB 70 (West Coast Sled) built and launched in San Diego in 1988, winning the Big Boat Series ULDB 70 Class in 1990 after ULDB 70 Class wins in the ’89 Transpac and Newport-Cabo Race. She then went on to win the ULDB 70 Sled Class in the 1997, 1998 and 1999 Big Boat Series. “Reichel/Pugh designs have proven over the years to perform from launch, and have the longevity to continue winning long after.” Four decades after launch, Taxi Dancer recently won the 2012 Cal Cup Regatta is entered in the race tomorrow. (more…)
Reichel-Pugh’s next project to launch will be the 130’ Custom Racer/Cruiser with naval architecture and engineering completed in-house. The yacht is in the final stages of production at Baltic Yachts in Finland and last month was brought out of the shed to have the lifting keel fin installed. The high-strength lifting keel fin, bulb and carbon fiber keel trunk were engineered and manufactured in Italy by APM.
This marks yet another successful collaboration between Reichel-Pugh and Milan-based designers Nauta Yachts, who were responsible for Exterior Styling and Interior Design. The yacht will launch later this month, to be delivered this summer.
Cape Town, South Africa (April 2016) – Last month R/P Naval Architect and Project Manager Tony Beale and Lead Engineer Will Cyr traveled to Cape Town to the Southern Wind Shipyard to visually inspect the build progress of the RP90. This design is the first fully custom build for the Southern Wind Shipyard and is for a recurring client of both SWS and RPYD. For this project RPYD is responsible for the Naval Architecture, Deck and General Arrangement and Structural Engineering.
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