At 40 meters, it will be the largest sailing yacht ever designed by the Milan-based Nauta Design studio. The new yacht next to the signature of Nauta, which takes care of the overall design for both exterior and interior, bears that of the U.S. design studio Reichel/Pugh from which have come out such boats as Esimit Europa 2, the maxi record-holder of the Giraglia regatta or Wild Oats XI, which has the best time at the Sydney-Hobart. A long-standing collaboration that between Nauta Design and Reichel Pugh since it began in 1998 with the 84-footer My Song owned by Biella industrialist Pier Luigi Loro Piana.
A BOAT TO RUN AND DREAM
The hull (LOA 39.62 meters, by a width of 8.52 meters) with state-of-the-art lines was developed with as many as nine virtual CFD models to achieve the best possible result. Built entirely of carbon fiber by the Finnish shipyard Baltic Yachts. the new Reichel Pugh Nauta Baltic 130′ will have a displacement of only 102 tons and an impressive sail plan with a 530 sq. ft. mainsail, 380 sq. ft. genoa and 1,300 sq. ft. gennaker. The Velocity Prediction Program (VPP) indicate speeds of 16.5 knots in displacement sailing and 26-28 knots in planing. Among the special features of the new Reichel/Pugh 130′, in addition to the large aft deck, is the 30 cm high and equally wide gang boss that serves both as a foothold when the boat is heeled and as a seat when sailing or when the boat is stationary. In terms of the interior, the owner’s area is located in the bow and includes an office space in addition to the sleeping area.