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The New RP90 Realizes an Owner’s Vision for a Bluewater Superyacht

November 10, 2016 · Posted by kate

The RP90 is a creative, collaborative blend of the owner’s vision paired with the passion and dedication of the Reichel/Pugh design team. Built by Southern Wind Shipyard and launched earlier this week in Cape Town, South Africa, Design No. 251 is an ultralight Fast Performance Cruiser with detail-oriented, world-class accommodations. She is the result of thousands of hours spent by industry leaders and will be as at home on the race course as she will be on long ocean passages.


R/P Design No. 251 – 90’ Superyacht
LOA: 27.5 m
LWL: 26.5 m
Beam: 6.96 m
Draft: 3.8 – 5.8 m (lifting keel)
Target displacement: 47.75 lightship

Construction by Southern Wind Shipyard, Cape Town
Naval Architecture by Reichel/Pugh
Engineering by Reichel/Pugh
Exterior Style & Interior Arrangement by Reichel/Pugh
Interior Style by Nauta Design

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Southern Wind Shipyard Visit for Upcoming RP90 Performance Superyacht

April 12, 2016 · Posted by kate

Cape Town, South Africa (April 2016) – Last month R/P Naval Architect and Project Manager Tony Beale and Lead Engineer Will Cyr traveled to Cape Town to the Southern Wind Shipyard to visually inspect the build progress of the RP90. This design is the first fully custom build for the Southern Wind Shipyard and is for a recurring client of both SWS and RPYD. For this project RPYD is responsible for the Naval Architecture, Deck and General Arrangement and Structural Engineering.

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