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…
Reichel/Pugh designs have not only been the impetus of a racing/cruising class, but continue to push technology through iterative hull design, strategic interior and deck architecture, accumulated racing data analysis, and an extended computational fluid dynamics research program now spanning nearly a decade.
November 2016 Seahorse cover
After a successful season winning in Sardinia and St Tropez Sir Lindsay Owen Jones sat down with Seahorse Magazine’s Blue Robinson to reflect on a passion for combining speed with elegance that stems from childhood dingy sailing, racing cars and love of family. In partnership with Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design and Luca Bassani of Wally, MC3 marked the peak of performance cruising technology and birth of the Wallycento Class.