Baltic 68 Performance Cruiser

Baltic Yachts 68 by Reichel/Pugh

Baltic Yachts has a new 20m custom-made performance cruiser under construction: The Baltic 68

The new Baltic 68 features naval architecture by the performance specialists Reichel/Pugh. The development team had a focus on a lightweight yacht of just 24.2 tons thanks to its carbon construction. Also fast is the construction time of just 13 months: Delivery is scheduled in October 2019.

The yacht has an owners’ suite with en-suite, two guest cabins and forward a crew area for four persons.

Baltic 68 Performance Cruiser

James Pugh explains:

“The all-carbon composite, fixed keel, twin rudder sloop with a provision for a square-top main will ensure an exceptional performance on the race course. A captive winch-controlled mainsheet and powered winches provide safe and easy sail handling while cruising.”

Length over all

20.83 Meters


5.50 Meters


3.85 Meters

Reichel Pugh 55m Sailing Yacht

55m Sailing Yacht Concept by Reichel/Pugh

Reichel/Pugh designed a 55m sloop-rigged sailing yacht with flybridge (Design 267).

This concept offers an owner’s suite at the aft with direct access to the terrace, walk-in wardrobe, desk and a private salon. Furthermore, there are big windows aft, on port and starboard side to provide a lot of natural light. The yacht features five guest cabins (three double bed cabins and two twin bed cabins). A crew of eight has space forward with crew mess and galley. Each cabin is equipped with ensuite bathroom.

Reichel Pugh 55m Sailing Yacht
Reichel Pugh 55m Sailing Yacht

A lifting keel and double rudder reduce the draft from 7.60m to 4.70m to enjoy the sun beds aft in shallow anchor bays (can be covered by a retractable awning). To visit beaches or other areas for small boats, a 6m tender is stored under the large flush foredeck out of the sight.

The design studio calls it “the next level in luxury yachting”. “The Reichel/Pugh 55m is a pure luxury cruising yacht, that has high performance and easy handling,” says Jim Pugh.

Reichel Pugh 55m Sailing Yacht
Reichel Pugh 55m Sailing Yacht

“The curving exterior theme of the yacht is carried throughout the organic shapes of the furniture and particularly reflected in the transom steps down to the aft deck.”, explains the design studio.

Main Specification and Sail Plan Dimensions

Length over all:55.00 m
Length Waterline:50.70 m
Beam:10.70 m
Draft:4.70 m (up) - 7.60 m (down)
Displacement:227 t
IM:54.50 m
J:18.50 m
P:54.00 m
E:20.00 m

Profile & Layout

Reichel Pugh 55m Sailing Yacht

Reichel Pugh 55m
Deck & Deck House Layout

Reichel Pugh 55m Interior Layout
Interior Layout

40m Perfomance Sailing Yacht Reichel/Pugh

40m Performance Sailing Yacht by Reichel/Pugh

Reichel/Pugh presents a 40m performance sailing yacht for fast and luxurious journeys.

When you like fast sailing yachts, then is Reichel/Pugh one of the first addresses to talk about your project for the right calculations. This 40m performance sailing yacht is also eye-candy for me. Although I like classic sailing yachts like J-Class yachts, I like also sailing yachts with a clean design and a touch of character. The exterior design was created by Adam Voorhees.

40m Perfomance Sailing Yacht Reichel/Pugh
40m Performance Sailing Yacht Reichel/Pugh

The yacht comes with a flush deck forward, a characterizing deck house and a large aft deck area with sunbeds in the middle. There is also a direct access to the full-beam owner cabin with an office. In the aft area are also two guest cabins. The crew lives forward and includes the mess, the galley, two crew cabins and a cabin for the captain. Dining and lounge area is placed in deck house with a panoramic view. Thanks to the use a lot of glass (windows up to the ceiling and a skylight), the occupants can enjoy a lot of daylight even in privacy when the yacht is docked in the marina.

40m Performance Sailing Yacht Reichel/Pugh
40m Performance Sailing Yacht Reichel/Pugh

The 40.40m sailing yacht comes with a beam of 8.56m and a displacement (lightship) of 135 t. The draft of 7.00m provides a great stability with a lavish sail plan. The keel can be lifted up to a draft of 4.70 to arrive also shallow waters. This concept has also an attachable bowsprit in the race mode like on the SW-RP90.

Sail Plan

I:50.20 M
J:15.10 M
P:50.40 M
E:16.80 M
BAS:3.00 M

Profile & Layout

40m Performance Sailing Yacht Reichel/Pugh

40m Performance Sailing Yacht Reichel/Pugh
Deck Layout

40m Performance Sailing Yacht Reichel/Pugh
Interior Layout

40m Performance Sailing Yacht Reichel/Pugh
Profile Interior

ALL SMOKE Yacht RP90 CUSTOM Reichel Pugh

RP90 CUSTOM by Reichel/Pugh and Southern Wind

Can your home race 25 knots, just powered by the wind? The SW-RP90 CUSTOM ALL SMOKE, developed by Reichel/Pugh can!

Pictures by Peter Schreiber

The SW-RP90 CUSTOM ALL SMOKE is the owner’s vision of a home during regattas and bluewater journeys. The design studio developed her as “ultralight Fast Performance Cruiser” thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber for the hull, the deck, bulkheads etc. Furthermore, the calculations of the very experienced design office for performance-oriented sailing yachts and flexible sailing setups. The yacht is a construction by the South African-based shipyard Southern Wind. Mast and boom are also made of carbon, delivered by Southern Spars to set almost 500 m² (upwind) and over 1000 m² (downwind) haute couture by North Sails to power her up to 25 knots.  The interior (no pictures available at this moment) was designed by Nauta Design (arrangement by Reichel/Pugh).

The yacht has a length of 27.50m, a beam of almost 7 meters and a minimum draft of 3.80m to reach shallow waters. When the yacht is under sails, the 20-ton keel can be lowered down to 5.80m in under one minute.

ALL SMOKE Yacht RP90 CUSTOM Reichel Pugh
ALL SMOKE Yacht SW90 Reichel Pugh
ALL SMOKE Yacht SW-RP90 CUSTOM Reichel Pugh

Fast & Furious - with the comfort of a cruising yacht

The passionate owner asked for

“a very fast yacht with the comfort and safety standards typical of a cruising yacht but versatile enough for both fast cruises with family and excellent performance in the most renowned offshore and inshore superyacht regattas,”

says Willy Persico, founder, and CEO of Southern Wind Shipyard.

To gain more comfort, Southern Wind installed anti-vibration mountings and insulation to reduce any sound from the engine to minimum. SWS worked with Van Capellen – a Dutch company highly-specialized in noise and vibration control on luxury yachts.

The owner’s cabin is forward located, the guest area amidships. The crew area with galley is at the aft and has its own ladderway close to the helm station to work without disturbing guests.

“Our challenge was to design interiors that were intriguing and innovative but with ergonomics that could function within the structural and dimensional constraints that the performance aspects of the yacht’s design imposed,”

commented Massimo Gino and Mario Pedol, founders and co-heads of Nauta Design.

Developing performance of a sailing yacht is not just calculating lines, it is also to save weight. According to the saying: “A penny saved is a penny earned”, Reichel/Pugh developed the hydraulic anchor arm also in carbon fiber. That saves about 53 % of weight in comparison with conventional aluminum constructions.

During a racing, it is important to change and store sails like a big code zero or a gennaker very fast. The ALL SMOKE got a storage under a foredeck hatch isolated from the living area to stack hundred pounds of sails. The storage is large enough to store also a tender.

ALL SMOKE SW90 Reichel Pugh
Yacht Al Smoke SW90 Southern Wind 90

Transforming into the racing mode

Not by push a button, but just a few steps are required for the fine-tuning: The heavy anchor including the chain can be removed, a bowsprit can be mounted, the pinhead mainsail will be replaced with one with a square top, a twin backstay instead of the cruising centerline backstay is used and some more cruising amenities will be removed.

During her sea trials in cruising mode, she reached a speed of 18 knots.

Main Specifications

Length over all:27.50 m
Length waterline:26.50 m
Beam:6.96 m
Draft:3.80 - 5.80 m
Displacement:47.75 tons
Total Sail Area:469 m²
I:35.70 m
P:37.40 m
J:10.80 m
E:12.20 m
Fuel Capacity:2450 l
Fresh Water:1140 l

Deck Layout & General Arrangement

Deck Layout SW90
Deck Layout

Interior Layout SW90
Interior Layout

Classic Ketch 61m Reichel Pugh

61m Classic Ketch Concept by Reichel/Pugh

The San Diego-based design and naval architecture studio Reichel/Pugh presents a 61-meter ketch in a classic dress.

This design is an offshoot of the 60m Hetairos, that was built by Baltic Yachts where Reichel/Pugh acted as co-naval architect.

The designers made extensive CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) to improve seakeeping and performance.

Classic Ketch 61m Reichel Pugh

The concept has an owners suite and a private cockpit at the aft, two twin guest cabins, and one double guest cabin. The crew area with the mess and four twin cabins are located forward. There is also the tender garage

Classic Ketch 61m Reichel Pugh

Main Specifications

Length over all:61.10 m
Length Waterline:49.90 m
Beam:11.50 m
Draft:9.00 m
Naval Architecture:Reichel/Pugh
Displacement:280,000 kgs

Profile & Layouts

Profile 61m Ketch

Deck Layout 61m Sailing Yacht
Deck Layout

Reichel Pugh Yacht Interior Layout
Interior Layout

My Song - Baltic 130

Baltic 130 'My Song' reached almost 30 knots

Flat, wide and fast - The new Baltic 130 christened 'My Song' reached a top speed of almost 30 knots.

My Song was designed by experienced speed experts Reichel Pugh from San Diego and Nauta Design from Milano. Thanks to her carbon fiber hull, the yacht is a light displacement luxury sailing yacht and reached almost 30 knots during her sea trials in Finland.

It took 18 months of development and testing with sailmaker North Sails to match perfect hull and sail design. Also, the rig is a carbon construction by Southern Spars. It comes with innovative features:

Baltic Yachts describes:

“Among a number of innovative features, Baltic 130 My Song’s Southern Spars all carbon rig can set a pin head main for cruising or a square-top offering more sail area for racing. The latter requires running backstays, but when the conventional sail is set an easy-to-manage single fixed backstay can be rigged on a removable carbon fiber crane at the masthead. It takes just three hours to effect the change-out.
 Faster and safer deployment of the yacht’s large asymmetric sail is made possible by an under-deck carbon fiber storage drum controlled by the crew with a handheld remote. All sails are by North.

Retractable Propulsion System

My Song features also Baltic’s new Retractable Propulsion System (RPS) developed with Hundested Propellers. It reduces the drag, promises less noise, fewer vibrations and works also as a stern thruster.

Transport and keel mounting

Main specifications

Length over all:39.62 m
Length waterline36.78 m
Beam:8.52 m
Draft:4.80 - 7.00 m (Lifting Keel)
Exterior Design:Nauta Design
Naval Architecture:Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design
Interior Design:Nauta Design
Material:Carbon pre-preg/Corecell sandwich
Displacement:105 tons
Main Engines:1 x Caterpillar C8.7 480kW/650hp + Baltic RPS
Sail Area:Main 530 m², genoa 380 m², asymmetric 1,300 m²

Baltic 130 Custom

New Contract for Baltic 130

Baltic Yachts from Finland announced a new contract for a new custom made 40m sailing yacht - the Baltic 130

Update: Launched as S/Y MY SONG

The Baltic 130 is a high-performance cruising yacht and will be delivered in summer 2016. The Italian design studio Nauta Yachts made the exterior and interior design. The naval architecture was done by Reichel/Pugh. The San Diego-based studio is very well-known for their developed racing yachts.

Baltic 130 Custom

Made for Speed

The Baltic 130 will be constructed in full carbon with a vertical bow and flush deck.  She will get a retractable propulsion system to reduce the resistance under water. The keel will have a draft of 7 meters but can be lifted to visit destinations in shallow waters.

The yacht will have an owner forward layout with a saloon, galley and an additional five cabins, two for guests and three for the crew.

Baltic Yachts is very experienced in building carbon yachts over 100 ft. Nine yachts in this class till this day are delivered and four yachts over 100 ft are currently under construction. One of them measures 175 ft – The Pink Gin.

Main Specifications

Length over all:39.60 m
Beam:8.60 m
Draft:7.00 m
Exterior Design:Nauta Yachts
Interior Design:Nauta Yachts
Naval Architecture:Reichel/Pugh

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2014

Impressions of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta & Rendevous 2014 (19th to 22nd March).

You will find the summary of winners below.

Photo Credits: Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

Summary Class A 

Builder | Designer
Baltic | Reichel Pugh, Nauta
Holland Jachtbouw | Dykstra NA
Fitzroy | Dubois
Baltic | Dykstra NA
Leopard3 by Robertissima
McConaghy Boats | Farr
Vitters | Philippe Briand
Wally | Bill Tripp
Vitters | Dubois

Summary Class B 

Builder | Designer
Nautor's Swan | Frers
Royal Huisman | Dubois
Vitters | Hoek
Nautor's Swan | Frers
Nautor's Swan | Frers
Southern Wind | Farr
Alia | Warnwick

Summary Class C

Builder | Designer
Fitzroy Yachts | Dubois
Oyster Marine | Dubois
Tempus Fugit
Arkin Pruva | Humphreys
Perini Navi | Ron Holland
Derecktor | Sparkman & Stephens

WallyCento Yacht #3

Wally starts construction of 3rd wallycento

Wally Yachts has started the construction of the third wallycento at Green Marine in the UK.

The convincing debut of Hamilton and Magic Carpet3 dueling on the race course persuaded an American passionate Owner to join the club of the innovative box-ruled super yachts: the Wallycento third unit was recently signed and the construction is underway.

“The Wally Class and the wallycento Class successful competitiveness attracted the new Owner” explains Luca Bassani, Wally and Wally Class President “who is a keen sailor and racer, determined to participate in all our regattas, as well as to cruise in the Mediterranean”.

WallyCento Yacht #3
WallyCento Yacht #3 2

Developed by Reichel Pugh naval architects with the exterior styling and interiors by Wally, the third wallycento differs from Magic Carpet3 , designed by the same architect duo, in many aspects both technical and stylistic.
She features different hull lines with a rig that has been balanced accordingly. She has one rudder versus the two of Magic Carpet3. The shaft line is mechanical, whilst remaining retractable. On deck, the new design has been applied to the deckhouse and the coaming that is completely covered
by teak to be integrated into the rest of the deck, resulting even slimmer.
Inside, the layout and the styling are very similar to those of Magic Carpet3, but the galley has been moved to the port side and the crew cabin to the starboard side to avoid any interference of the access to the engine room with the meal preparation.
Furthermore, the new wallycento is the first to feature the bow thruster, enhancing the cruising capability of this class of superyachts.

“The sale of the wallycento third unit confirms the success of the formula” says Bassani “We are confident to further expand the fleet of these super yachts, that share similar high performance to increase the closeness of the racing and the competitive level while remaining very comfortable and fully equipped cruising yachts.”
“Cruising in comfort at the speed of the fastest maxi racer and racing at the highest level of competition is the dream of every passionate yachtsman –continues Bassani– wallycento is the first and only super yacht making this dream come true. By keeping the boats very similar in size and concept, the wallycento Class offers closer racing within a narrow rating range.”

The construction of wallycento #3 has already started at Green Marine, UK with the delivery of the male plug, while the lamination of the female mould
on the male plug is scheduled in January, and the lamination of the hull around mid February. The launching is set for June 2015.

The sale of the wallycento #3 marks a great ending of the year for Wally, that is currently building an array of motor boats recently signed, including the 26m wallyace, 73 wallypower, 55 wallypower, 47 wallypower, Wallyone.

About wallycento

wallycento is the unprecedented box-ruled superyacht by Wally: a groundbreaking super yacht developed from the innovative lines of the latest racing yachts featuring reduced displacement, a powerful sail plan, moveable ballast, improved stability and planing hull characteristics. Cento stands for one hundred, that is the overall length in feet of the new
racer-cruiser: it is the perfect size to combine absolute comfort, outstanding performance, and racing manoeuvrability.
The simple wallycento box-rule has been designed to create closely matched fast seaworthy sound cruiser-racers that benefit from the latest performance technology, respecting the Wally spirit.

Main specifications of wallycento

Length over all:30.48 m
Beam:7.20 m
Draft:4.40 m / 6.20 m
Displacement:49.95 tons
Speed (engine):11 knots
Sail area:640 m²
Accommodation:6 guests + 2 / 4 crew
Saloon:Table and seats for 10
Naval architecture:Reichel / Pugh
Exterior design:Wally / Luca Bassani
Interior design:Wally / Luca Bassani
Construction:Green Marine, United Kingdom
Certification:Germanischer Lloyd
Mast and boom:Southern Spars TPT
Rigging:Southern Spars TPT
Engine:TBD - 300 HP

Video of the finished Wallycento Carpet3