Katsu – Reichel Pugh 45

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.



  • IRC Handicap – 1.241
  • IRC Crew Number – 12
  • B&G H3000 instrument package including 3 mast displays
  • 2 cockpit displays and Forestay load pin
  • 8 Harken winches & Harken pedestal
  • Southern Spars Grand Prix two-piece carbon mast and boom
  • Carbon Fiber moulded bowsprit Holmatro mast jacking system
  • Split backstay
  • Twin wheels
  • Expedition Software


  • 3rd in Class Regata dei Tre Golfi 2019
  • 6th Overall Rolex Capri Week 2019
  • RORC Offshore Series - 3rd Overall and 2nd in Class 1
  • Round Ireland- 3rd in Class 1
  • Cowes Week- 4th overall in Class 0
  • Line Honours in La Lunga Bolina
  • 5th overall and 3rd in class at the Miglia 151


  • Quantum Square Top Main (19)
  • J1 (19) J2 (18) J3
  • A1 (18) A2 A3 A5 (18) Code Zero (19)
  • Drifter Jib (19)