Katsu is a Reichel Pugh 45 that in 2011 was named Sailing World’s ‘Boat Of The Year’ and has all it takes to win a regatta. Designed with versatility and performance at the forefront of the Aquila RP45 Racer/Cruiser concept, the ultimate goal was to design a fast, fun, and competitive inshore and offshore racer-cruiser. The RP45’s main features are high stability, a comfortable interior, modern accessories, and a manageable sailplan; all combined in a hull form born from the highest levels of grand-prix racing.
With great results under ORC and IRC she is has a lot of potential racing.
In 2018 Katsu had a refit at Berthon in Lymington, including a hull respray and new kiwi grip deck.