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.
For more about all 2017 winners read on at Boat International
RP130 My Song
Naval architect: Reichel-Pugh Yacht Design
Interior design: Nauta Design
Exterior styling: Nauta Design
Builder: Baltic Yachts
source Boat International
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. Read 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. Read 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. Read More …