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Design Unlimited presents the RP42

The RP42 has been developed in collaboration with Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design, with the firm responsible for both the naval architecture and exterior design, and Design Unlimited handling the interior.  For an owner wanting to conduct a circumnavigation or take to the seas
with family in tow, the RP42 offers space for living, learning and entertaining.  


This 42m blue water cruiser is a home on the waves. The RP42 re-conceptualises family-focused superyachting and returns the sailing superyacht’s emphasis to spacious and relaxed onboard living, reliability and the potential for go-anywhere long-range cruising without the need to call into harbour.

Some of the most notable attributes of this design are the panoramic roof over the saloon and cockpit, with energy-producing glass solar panels, and the single-level flow from the cockpit through to the interior and saloon lounge. The extensive use of glass and the one-level transition between inside and out spaces, affords the RP42 a particularly holistic dynamic.



Meals can be enjoyed al fresco in the cockpit, which is sheltered by the fixed bimini with sliding sunroof, or inside at the dining table in the saloon.

The interior layout offers three equally sized suites, along with a larger master suite that benefits from its own private entrance at the stern.  The master suite’s king-size bed can be configured to be aft or forward facing, and the guest suites are all convertible between twin and double berth configuration.

The interior decor is suggested in two possible schematics.  The first design suggestion, shown here, utilises a neutral colour palette, emphasising the yacht’s already abundant influx of natural light, and mixing textural finishes to create a luxurious and tactile environment. The second sees dark wood panelling and cabinetry partnered with light upholstery, creating a sophisticated monochromatic contrast that is softened by deep-pile carpets and integrated ambient lighting.

The split-level aft deck is expansive, with cushioned sun pads positioned aft of the dual helm positions and a large swim platform that is further extended by the fold-down transom door, allowing for easy access to the water and smooth tender embarkation.