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Bill Langan Named to Bermuda Race Roll of Honour

Bill Langan Named to Bermuda Race Roll of Honour

June 11, 2024

We were proud to learn that Bill Langan, the founder of Langan Design, has been named to the Bermuda Race Class of 2024 Roll of Honour, recognized as both “an innovative naval architect” and “a frequent competitor in the race.” He also served as the race’s technical director, working with Jim Teeters to create the … Read More

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NorthCoast 415HT: First Impressions Exceed Expectations

NorthCoast 415HT: First Impressions Exceed Expectations

June 6, 2024

Over the past year, we’ve watched NorthCoast Boats build their new flagship model, the 415HT, which is their first model built from CNC tooling and also the first designed in collaboration with an outside firm—Langan Design Partners. Now we’ve taken a ride on hull #1, and—as predicted by NorthCoast owner Jose DaPonte—the boat is exceeding … Read More

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Hull of 95-Foot Sailing Yacht Goes Right-Side-Up for the First Time

Hull of 95-Foot Sailing Yacht Goes Right-Side-Up for the First Time

December 19, 2023

Rockport Marine reaches key milestone in build of contemporary classic superyacht designed by Langan Design Partners and Mark Whiteley Design. Photos by Billy Black ROCKPORT, ME (Dec. 19, 2023)—The 95-foot pilothouse sloop known as Project Ouzel reached a major milestone on a snowy day in Maine at the end of November. The hull emerged from the … Read More

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Fall 2023 Newsletter

Fall 2023 Newsletter

September 26, 2023

Langan Design’s fall newsletter features Project Ouzel, a new 95-foot contemporary classic (above). We also bring you up to date on the NorthCoast 415HT, explain our small contribution to Kristen Neuschäfer’s Golden Globe Race victory, and give back to the Ida Lewis Distance Race. View the newsletter, or subscribe in the form on this page.

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Minnehaha Wins Golden Globe with New Rig and Chainplates

August 23, 2023

Kirsten Neuschäfer, winner of the Golden Globe Race, adopted a conservative approach to keeping her mast in place for the solo race alone around the world. Langan Design Partners were pleased to help out. Last spring, a Cape George 36 named Minnehaha sailed into Les Sables d’Olonne, France, on a mere whisper of wind to … Read More

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NorthCoast 415HT Collaboration: Listening In on the Process

May 30, 2023

A few weeks ago, we shared the news that Langan Design was chosen by NorthCoast Boats to design their new flagship model, the 415HT. Now you can eavesdrop on an in-depth conversation that Tom and Sam had with NorthCoast’s Podcaster-in-Chief Cesar DaPonte and Engineer Roy Pereira, which explains the collaboration in more detail—and why we’re … Read More

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