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Winning Style | R/P Superyacht Wins Overall at St. Barths

March 25, 2019 · Posted by Kate Sheahan

Hetairos 200’ Ketch Wins the St. Barths Bucket Overall. My Song Wins Final Race for 3rd in Class one point behind Hetairos.

My Song and Hetairos approaching finishing of Race 3 – St. Barths Bucket 2019

Gustavia (March 24, 2019) – On the final day of racing at the St. Barths Bucket, Reichel/Pugh Superyachts My Song and Hetairos took first and second place. Hetairos’ win in the first race of the regatta was a good omen as she went on to earn the overall Bucket for winning within the most competitive class. John Reichel raced on a different R/P design each day: Nilaya, Hetairos and Visione, with partner Jim Pugh sailing on the My Song.

Pigi Loro Piana the owner of My Song and tactician Tommaso Chiefe – St. Barths Bucket 2019

My Song

Baltic Yachts built 130’ MY SONG, with naval architecture and engineering by Reichel/Pugh with a spectacular exterior and interior design by Milan based Nauta Yachts sailed up through the ranks in the St. Barths Bucket “Les Gazelles des Mers” class, with 4th, 2nd, 1st places in the three races, missing overall victory by just one point. Had she placed 3rd instead of 4th in the first race, MY SONG would have been overall winner. MY SONG, launched in 2017, is currently Nauta’s and Reichel/Pugh’s sailing yacht flagship. A spectacular lightweight carbon composite construction, this blue-water thoroughbred sets a new and very high standard for her combination of performance, comfort and style. My Song was awarded “Most Innovative Yacht of the Year” and “Sailing Yacht of the Year” at the 2017 World Superyacht Awards. My Song set a new course record for the 2018 RORC Transatlantic last year.

The 220’ Hetairos, with naval architecture by Reichel/Pugh is considered the world’s most spectacular ketch, winning a judges’ special award during the 2012 World Superyacht Awards for the “Notable contribution to the technical advancement of sailing superyachts”.  The sailing yacht Hetairos is an astonishing cutting-edge ketch that is both innovative and retrospective, were carbon meets traditional.  Hetairos took line honors in the 2011 Transatlantic Race from Tenerife to Virgin Gorda, at an average speed of 15.12 knots.

Click for profiles on each of the Reichel/Pugh superyachts who competed at The Bucket.

Pigi Loro Piana, My Song – St. Barths Bucket 2019


  • Hetairos 200’ Ketch Overall winner of the St Barths Bucket in 2019
  • Nilaya RP/Nauta 112’ Sloop Overall winner of the St Barths Bucket in 2018
  • Visione 147’ Sloop Overall winner of the St Barths Bucket in 2015

photos courtesy of Carlo Borlenghi
Click for all St. Barths Bucket photography from Studio Borlenghi

Reichel and Pugh to attend the 2019 St. Barths Bucket Regatta

March 16, 2019 · Posted by Kate Sheahan

Co-Founders Jim Pugh and John Reichel will be racing in the Bucket Regatta and look forward to seeing you in St. Barths March 21-24. To sit down for coffee or a cocktail during the event week please email: or whatsapp Jim at: +1.619.200.2972. John can be reached at

The R/P Team wishes everyone a fun event and safe racing!

Click for more details about the four R/P superyachts racing and in production.

2019 St Barths Bucket

RORC Transatlantic Record for RP’s 130′ My Song

December 4, 2018 · Posted by kate

Pier Luigi Loro Piana’s 130′ Supermaxi My Song finished the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race on December 4th at 17:47:11 UTC taking Monohull Line Honours. The Baltic 130 owned by Pier Luigi Loro Piana, a member of the International Maxi Association (IMA), has also set a new Monohull Race Record after completing the 3,000 mile race between Lanzarote and Grenada in an elapsed time of 10 days 5 hrs 47 mins 11 secs, shaving 1hr 19mins 48 secs off the previous monohull race record set in the 2015 race by Jean-Paul Riviere’s French Finot-Conq 100, Nomad IV.

My Song, delivered in 2016 and features a rotating retractable propulsion system, high-performance keel and other innovative features. Her naval architecture and engineering is by Reichel/Pugh, Interior, deck design by Nauta Yachts of Milan, and she was built by Baltic Yachts with project management by Nigel Ingram, MCM. Following World Superyacht Awards for Best Sailing Yacht between 30m and 39.9m and the Showboats Design Awards in which she was voted Most Innovative Sailing Yacht and took the Best Exterior Design and Styling award, she also won the International Superyacht Society’s 2017 award for the Best Sailing Yacht between 24m and 40m. Read More …

Reichel/Pugh Designs Showcasing at the Monaco Yacht Show

September 23, 2018 · Posted by kate

The 28th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show starts this Wednesday and runs through four days showcasing the top superyacht builders, suppliers, brokerage firms and yacht designers.

Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design will be represented at this year’s show by the award winning 130’ My Song.

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My Song Continues to Set the Tone for Performance Superyacting as She Triumphs at the 2018 LORO PIANA SUPERYACHT REGATTA

June 14, 2018 · Posted by kate

Porto Cervo (June 13, 2018) – The 130’ MY SONG built by Baltic, designed by Reichel Pugh and Nauta, achieved three first places in three races claiming first overall in Class “A”. MY SONG also claimed the Silver Jubilee Trophy, reserved for the top superyacht from both classes over 100 feet long, and the award for the top placed yacht owned by a YCCS member. Read More …

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