Baltic 130 Custom by Reichel Pugh & Nauta Yachts

A repeat client of the Nauta Yachts design studio will take delivery next summer of an unusually fast sailing superyacht. Being built by Baltic Yachts, she’s known for now as a Baltic 130 Custom. As for her unusual speeds, expect 26 to 28 knots when planing. Nauta Yachts, which is responsible for styling and interior Continue reading


Seawave, 4th Southern Wind SW102

Meet Seawave, the newest Southern Wind sailing superyacht. She’s part of the semi-custom SW102 series from the South African shipyard. Seawave is the fourth yacht in the SW102 series (which actually measures 104 feet). The first was launched in 2012. She’s also the second to feature a raised saloon layout. As such, while they’re taped Continue reading


Bill Tripp on Oceanco Aquiljo: “Why So Big? Why Not? We’re All Mortal”

“We’ve been learning rapidly,” says Dirk de Jong, ‎second from right above, the project development and R&D manager at Oceanco. He’s referring to sailing-superyacht construction, new territory for the shipyard. He gives credit to Bill Tripp of Tripp Design, the studio behind Oceanco’s 279-foot Aquiljo, a.k.a. Y711. This “spectacular” superyacht ketch, whose mast height above Continue reading