Thursday, November 17, 2011

Reichel & Pugh's New Design 115ft Classic Racer

Reichel & Pugh are mostly know for their excellent design in some of the worlds top racing yachts and have gained a renowned reputation in this area. Over recent times they have moved into the classic market as well to work as naval architects in projects such as the J Class yacht Ranger, a classic race that was launched in 2004. More recently they were the co-naval architects with Dykstra & Partners in the recently launched yacht Hetairos (Panamax) a classic ketch by Baltic Yachts.

Yet again Reichel & Pugh have entered the classic design market with their sleek new design for a classic racer. They wanted to recreate the classical elegance of a bygone era and combine it with modern underwater shape and appendages. This classic racer can be built for alloy or composite rigging to suit the owner, with a option of a fixed (Draft 4.80m) or lifting (Draft 4.00m - 5.50m) keel. The teak covered deck is simply laid out for ease of sail handling and racing functionality, all the winches are push button hydraulically powered for ease and simplicity.

The interior design of the yacht is comfortable and modern with a main saloon that features extensive seating areas on both port and starboard. There is an enclosed head and separate shower forward of the main saloon and a twin navigation area aft of the main saloon on the port side and a galley on the starboard side aft of the main saloon. The principle design parameters for the yacht were

"Graceful Aesthetic and Stunning Performance"

With Reichel & Pugh's experience in designing racing performance yachts you can be sure that the 115ft classic racer when built will hit the starting line fast and go on to win some of racing's greatest prizes.

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