Leave it to two prominent design studios to propose a project that can take you around the world, without the yacht herself feeling overwhelming. The RP42 sailing superyacht from Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design and Design Unlimited is 138 feet (42 meters) and bluewater capable.
That size puts her around the average size range for all megayachts, power and sail, currently on the water. The naval-architecture and interior-design companies envisioned the most appeal among families. In fact, they penned the RP42 not only with comfortable living accommodations, but also learning areas.
Of course, you can tailor the furnishings and general arrangement according to how you like to live and cruise. But, to jumpstart the conversation, the RP42 sailing superyacht has three equal-size guest staterooms that can convert from twins to doubles, accompanying a king-size master suite. Additionally, the master has a private entrance from the elbowroom-friendly stern. Homeschooling and homework can take place in staterooms, the saloon, or even out on deck. In fact, the large swim platform and the fold-down transom invite your kids to get up close to the water and sea life. These structures make it easy to jump aboard the tender and explore the shoreline, too.
When you’d rather relax, the RP42 sailing superyacht still invites you to stay outside. Reichel/Pugh created a split-level aft deck, with sunpads port and starboard. They sit aft of the two helm stations, convenient for those of you who enjoy chatting with the captain and crew. Reichel/Pugh further designed the cockpit and interior to be on a single level, feeling even more united thanks to a glass roof. The panoramic views promise to be pretty spectacular. Better yet, though, the naval architects recommend incorporating solar panels into the glass, for energy-consumption efficiency.
Since Design Unlimited is handling interior design, it’s piquing interest with two different decor packages. In the one shown here, subdued colors help make the already naturally light and bright atmosphere even lighter. Alternately, richer-toned finishes mixed with light-toned furnishings create a more formal atmosphere.
All that’s left to do is select a shipyard, and you can be cruising in a few short years.
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