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 […]

On the Road: Barcelona Yard Visit

Posted on Mar 9, 2022 in News
<strong>On the Road: Barcelona Yard Visit</strong>

With COVID restrictions finally easing in some parts of the world, it felt good to start revisiting some of our projects, in particular those which we never saw in person since their refits. Tom recently flew to the MB92 Shipyard in Barcelona for the inclining test of the Trinity-built 240′ motor yacht Cocoa Bean, a […]

Out of Sight: Stabilizers Add Onboard Comfort

Posted on Mar 9, 2022 in News
<strong>Out of Sight: Stabilizers Add Onboard Comfort</strong>

Two recent stabilizer refits—one power, one sail—have more in common than you might think If stabilizers do their work while out of sight underwater, will anyone notice? The answer is definitely yes—at least according to two of our clients. Recently we were involved with a pair of successful refits to improve the stabilization of two […]

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 powerboats, science applications to production manufacturing, initial lines plan development to 3D models – we are operating as a traditional yacht design firm confidently […]

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!