With the pedigree of a new production racing yacht being built on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast it is no wonder that it is being heralded as having reached a new level of excellence in Australian yacht design.
The 42-foot Stallion RP42 was designed by one of the world’s best race boat designers, Reichel/Pugh Yacht Designs, who also designed yachts like Sydney to Hobart winners, Wild Oats and Alfa Romeo.
Stallion Marine director David Biggar said in fact every aspect of the yacht had been built using the best available components.
“We wanted to build a boat that left no questions unanswered and offered the best of everything,” Mr Biggar said.
“Added to the world-class design pedigree, the mast and rigging is from Southern Spars, and the winches and deck hardware are from Harken. Both these companies are the best in the world at what they do,” he said.
The Stallion RP42 has a fully infused construction of e-glass and carbon fibre with a foam core. It is a sleek design with clean decks including a fixed bow sprit, clean cabin top and hidden hallyards with twin carbon fibre wheels. The interior is clean and minimalist in its style with removable furniture including three double beds. There is also an option to have a lift keel which reduces the yachts draft and is good when transporting because it allowed it to be lifted from a single point.
Mr Biggar said two of the yachts had already been completed with the two different configurations available, one with full push button hydraulic operation and one optimised for IRC racing.
“This means the Stallion RP42 offers the flexibility of streamlined shorthand cruising or full racing.”
Mr Biggar said he started Stallion Marine five years ago, beginning with performance catamarans. The Stallion RP42 is the first single hull yacht to come from the stable.
“The Stallion RP42 design was completed in mid 2009, with the first two boats in the water by April and we are thrilled with the results,” he said.
“In fact thepush button hydraulic boat, Black Jack Too, took out the Queensland IRC State Titles @ the Royal Queensland Yachting Squadron in Brisbane recently – the first race it had competed in.”
Black Jack Too skipper Mark Bradford who has also skippered yachts in the America’s Cup said “I am very happy with the way the boat is performing and we are very surprised with her downwind speed”.
The Stallion RP42 starts from $599,000 for the IRC Optimised Configuration and from $689,000 for the full push-button configuration. (Prices exclude GST)
For more information on the Stallion RP42including full configuration specs visit www.stallionmarine.com.au, email firstname.lastname@example.org(or similar – need to configure an email address for public enquiries), or phone 0422 099 072.