Build Underway: New 95-foot Contemporary Classic Yacht by Langan Design Partners

Posted on Aug 30, 2023 in Construction Update, News, Press Release, Sail, Uncategorized

After more than a year of collaborative and singular work, we’re thrilled to announce that construction has begun on our latest design—a 95-foot sailing yacht that’s both modern and classic. Today’s press release describes Project Ouzel in broad strokes and names the companies collaborating on the new yacht. You can inspect design renderings and photos […]

Langan Design Partners Chosen to Design NorthCoast 415HT

Posted on May 2, 2023 in News, Power, Press Release

NorthCoast Boats has announced the production of a new flagship model, designed by Langan Design Partners and the NorthCoast Team to match the builder’s legacy of seaworthy, ruggedly built Downeast sportfishing yachts. NEWPORT, RI (May 2, 2023)— Langan Design Partners and NorthCoast Boats announce their partnership in the creation of a new flagship for the […]

Langan Design: 25 Years of Timeless Designs

Posted on Nov 19, 2022 in News

For the last quarter century, Langan Design’s focus has been on the next project and attending to all the details that help make each design timeless. To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are taking a look in the rearview mirror and sharing a few special highlights. Company History In 1997, after more than two decades […]

Langan Design Partners Expands, Welcomes Design Engineer Alex Donlan

Posted on Oct 25, 2022 in Press Release

NEWPORT, RI (Oct. 25, 2022)—Long-time business partners Tom Degremont and Sam Howell are happy to announce that their yacht design firm has grown with the addition of design engineer Alex Donlan. Alex came to Langan Design Partners in late June with a solid background in design and hands-on engineering skills. “Alex was able to hit […]

How Effective is a Centerboard on a Classic Yacht?

Posted on Jul 13, 2022 in News, Sail

In naval architecture, intuition is tricky. Unless you’ve spent time digging into an issue, don’t take anything for granted! We were recently reminded of that after studying the effectiveness of the centerboard on the classic Olin Stephens design, Black Watch. After several seasons of getting hit with what felt like a very tough rating in […]

Spirit of Bermuda Sails Home Once Again

Posted on Jul 13, 2022 in News, Sail

The Sail Training Vessel Spirit of Bermuda raced from Newport to Bermuda for the fourth time, finishing the 635-mile race in an elapsed time of 92 hours, 25 minutes, 9 seconds. As the sole entry in the Spirit of Tradition division, she crossed the starting line alongside the fishing schooner Colombia and both reveled in […]

SSV Tabor Boy: Two Generations of Inspiration

Posted on Jul 11, 2022 in News, Sail

by Sam Howell. In 1978, I transferred to Tabor Academy for my final two years of high school. That brought me the unique opportunity of sailing on Tabor Boy, the school’s 92’ schooner. Originally built in 1914 as a Dutch North Sea pilot vessel, both hull and rigs were fabricated in steel. Forty years later, […]

STV Vela wins Antigua Classics Seaworthiness Award

Posted on Jul 11, 2022 in News, Sail

Congratulations to STV Vela (LDP design #47), winner of the Arne Frisell Trophy for seaworthiness and timeless tradition at the 2022 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. We’re thrilled that hundreds of young adults will have transformative learning experiences while onboard, and so grateful to our friends at Seamester for their vision to build STV Argo (now […]

Alex Donlan Joins Langan Design Partners

Posted on Jul 11, 2022 in News

We are happy to announce that we are growing and have hired a design engineer! Alex Donlan comes to Langan Design with a solid background in both design and hands-on skills. After starting his naval architecture degree at Webb Institute, Alex completed the Yacht Design program at the Landing School and a Bachelor of Engineering […]

Sam Navigates to a Win in Bermuda

Posted on Jul 10, 2022 in News

LDP’s Sam Howell was the navigator on Masquerade, a Baltic 46, for the 2022 Newport to Bermuda Race. Four days after winning the start in big waves and breeze (and not having to tack to clear the first mark, unlike most of their competition), they decisively won Class 8 and finished second in the Finisterre […]