Sheer Lines Newsletter No. 2

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 in News, Sheer Lines Newsletter
Sheer Lines Newsletter No. 2

In preparing this second issue of Sheer Lines, we wanted to have you get to know us better and understand the breadth of what we do. From high performance sailboats to classic power boats, science applications to production manufacturing, initial lines plan development to 3D models – we are operating as a traditional yacht design […]

Sheer Lines Newsletter No. 1

Posted on May 3, 2017 in News, Sheer Lines Newsletter
Sheer Lines Newsletter No. 1

Today we launched our “Sheer Lines” newsletter; it marks the 20-year anniversary of Langan Design by celebrating the milestones we’ve achieved with our clients while adhering to a key philosophy–embraced since 1997 when the late Bill Langan founded Langan Design–that “success stems from collaboration.”

Bluenose II – Days away from sailing

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Bluenose II, Construction Update, News, Sail
Bluenose II – Days away from sailing

From a design perspective, this project had its challenges: very few people still have the experience working with a such a large wood rudder, and most classification societies have long stopped adapting their rules to account for wood rudders for vessels of this size. For this new rudder, we approached ABS and asked that the […]

AXIA Competes in St. Barth Bucket Regatta This Week

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in AXIA, News, Sail

The St. Barth Bucket Regatta kicks off this week and we are excited to see the 123-foot aluminum yacht AXIA competing. Two years ago the owners of AXIA hired Langan Design Partners to undertake an optimization review of Axia’s appendages, which turned into a major refit. From 2014 to 2015, we completed a series of […]

Snyder’s Shipyard Featured in South Shore Breaker

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 in Bluenose II, Construction Update, News, Press, Sail

Great article in the South Shore Breaker featuring Snyder’s Shipyard and its legacy. We’re honored to be working with the shipyard on a new wooden rudder for the 161-foot schooner Bluenose II (rudder highlighted in the article).

Zing III is now sailing in Rio harbor

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 in Construction Update, News, Sail

After a short commissioning period in Santos (Brazil), Zing III has made her way to her mooring and can be seen sailing in Rio harbor. Regularly topping 20 knots her canting keel gives her all the power she needs to blast out to the islands in record time. She is proving a blast to sail, […]

Zing III is in the water!

Posted on Dec 2, 2013 in Construction Update, News, Sail, Uncategorized
Zing III is in the water!

It was another rainy spring day in Brazil for Zing III’s commissioning. She sits on her lines and has just made her way to Rio. Stay tuned for some sailing pictures to come!

Our latest work: The True North 50

Posted on Aug 14, 2013 in News, Press Release, Uncategorized
Our latest work: The True North 50

We are happy to share this link from our friends at True North: The press release announcing the new flagship of the True North brand, the True North 50. We have been hard at work on this project and are excited to finally get to talk about it! Stay tuned for more information over the […]

Newport Mansion Project Featured in Superyacht Magazine

Posted on May 1, 2013 in Interior, News
Newport Mansion Project Featured in <I>Superyacht</I> Magazine

Finished more than a year ago our first Newport residential “refit” project has been featured in the latest edition of the Superyacht magazine. Click here to read the complete article.

Machining begins for Zing 3 canting keel

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 in Construction Update, News
Machining begins for Zing 3 canting keel

The machining of the canting keel has begun for Zing 3. Machined from a solid piece of forged steel this keel will slowly take shape as successive layers of material are removed by way of a 5 axis milling machine.