monohull / daysailer / open transom / carbon

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monohull / daysailer / open transom / carbon monohull / daysailer / open transom / carbon - 45 BODACIOUS 3


  • Number of hulls:


  • Intended use:


  • Deck layout:

    open transom

  • Materials:


  • Appendages:

    lifting keel, twin rudders

  • Rigging:

    with bowsprit

  • Other characteristics:

    twin steering wheels, custom

  • Length:

    15.2 m (49'10")


This is a Reichel/Pugh design, a light and aggressive-looking speed machine. The owner´s wish was for an easy to handle single-handed, high performance sailing yacht with luxurious accommodation for day sailing, a real wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Displacing just over six tons, she is remarkably light for her 49ft 7in length overall. She features hull chines, twin rudders and a lifting keel plus, of course, a strong, light, stiff carbon composite hull and deck.

When she was launched Bodacious3 represented state-of-the-art design and construction using highly advanced lightweight structures and production methods.

While the focus was on speed, the yacht had to perform as a day-sailer and the overall aim included building something beautiful – a genuine and unique work of art.