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
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.