The 100′ custom yacht Morgana just left South Africa heading for the Mediterranean Sea where her proud owners are waiting for her. 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 100’ sailing yacht was commissioned by an experienced and passionate yachtsman who was looking for a fast bluewater cruiser to sail comfortably around the world while also competing in the most renowned superyacht regattas.
The RP-Nauta 100 is a new-generation project 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.
“Morgana represents the latest expression of Nauta’s key milestone in sailing yacht design: to combine at its very best top performance, liveability and striking aesthetics” says Mario Pedol from Nauta Design who adds: “Achieving a perfect balance between these three – for us fundamental – ingredients involved not less than 3000 hours, from the initial design concept to the smallest detail of the interior and deck design. We are now enthusiast of the outcome, masterly executed by Southern Wind Shipyard, under the attentive supervision of the project manager Carlo Torre of Monaco Yacht Temptation.”
The RP-Nauta 100 features a three guest cabin layout which includes a large owner’s suite forward with ample closet space while still leaving room 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 bunks to starboard.