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 upgrades, which included the development of a new performance-optimized fin keel and rudder. Given the complexity of the refit, Langan Design Partners and AXIA’s owner chose Front Street Shipyard in Maine to perform the work.

The project didn’t go unnoticed by the superyacht industry, with Langan Design, Front Street Shipyard and the many other contributors honored at the 2016 Refit International Exhibition & Conference with the “Refit Excellence Award for Best Sailing Yacht Refit”.