Born from the longstanding collaboration between Nauta Design, creators of the yacht’s general design, exterior and interior, Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design, who penned the naval architecture and Southern Wind Shipyard, the builders. This Nauta Design project was commissioned by an experienced and passionate yachtsman who was looking for a custom built sailing yacht to sail comfortably around the world, while also competing in the most renowned superyacht regattas.
The RP-NAUTA 100 is a new-generation custom built sailing yacht characterized by a strong focus on performance; her light displacement combined with a powerful sail plan makes for excellent speed in light wind conditions. The hull’s inner and outer skins are in full carbon with a Corecell core while Nomex and prepreg are used for the fore and side decks, the aft cockpit and the fore and aft bulkheads. This lightweight construction method optimizes weight and increases performance and comfort.
Morgana also features a lifting keel (4 to 6.1m) a single rudder, a Hybrid HR40 carbon mast and EC6 rigging, transversal jib tracks and a removable racing bowsprit amongst other performance enhancing features. She features a powerful hull-form when heeled and a narrow upright waterline which provides stability while reaching and sailing upwind in addition to great light air performance.
With minimal level changes, RP-NAUTA 100 Morgana has a spacious, flush deck and stands out for the sleek and sporty lines of her coachroof. The “state-of-the-art” cockpit is the result of years of experience amassed in the development of this area. Thanks to a tender garage, an ample foredeck locker, a hidden mooring arrangement and an underwater anchor system, the 100 footer’s deck is clean and elegant.
This Nauta Design project features a three guest cabin layout which includes a large owner’s suite forward with ample closet space and while still leaving space for a dedicated TV area in the forward part of the saloon. The aft crew area includes a large captain’s cabin with a double bed portside and a crew cabin with two.
Operating systems were designed by Southern Wind. A full height and accessible engine room makes for easy maintenance. Since this latter was designed slightly to starboard, systems and battery positioning had to be carefully optimized and balanced. The hydraulic system is powered by 2 state of the art 48V DC motors that produce 40kW and are controlled by a very efficient PLC system designed by MYT that can run in a completely silent mode. The lifting keel was designed with a semi cylindrical head to make best use of composite material and optimize weight: more than 600kg were saved thanks also to detailed engineering done with GURIT.”