Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design unveils 35 metre Protos
Well known for their modern designs, Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design were keen to design a 35 metre yacht that recreated the classical elegance of a bygone era fused with a modern underbody. Developed in the spirit of tradition the project’s principal design philosophy was to combine a graceful aesthetic with stunning performance.
This classic can be built of alloy or composite to suit the owner with an option for a fixed or lifting keel. The teak covered deck is simply laid out for functional crew ergonomics with a small crew complement; all the winches are hydraulically powered by push button. The mast is specified as high-modulus carbon with carbon rigging, swept back spreaders and non-overlapping jibs. Elegant teak decks with a low bulwark complement the classic lines of the deck geometry while maintaining functionality for racing.
Under deck the yacht is modern and comfortable with a main salon that features extensive seating areas on port and starboard, enclosed head and separate shower forward, a twin navigation station on the port side aft of the main salon and a galley on the starboard side aft complement interior without compromising comfort.
Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design is developing the structural design in-house and builds upon the success and experience of the design office’s engineering team in providing complete composite/metal structural design analysis and solutions. Construction scantlings will meet the latest ISAF Offshore Special Regulation Category “1” requirements with Plan Approval services to be provided by Germanischer Lloyd.
The fusion of all these elements creates a yacht that uses cutting edge technology in all its components making it visually stunning and complementing outstanding sailing performance with ease of handling.
Super sailing yacht Protos was developed in cooperation with Ben Bartett of Y.CO.