Reichel Pugh Super Maxi 86

1,200,000 | Triest Italy


  • Make Reichel Pugh
  • Model Super Maxi 86
  • Year 2004
  • LOA 86ft/26m
  • Class Performance Sail
  • Hull Carbon Fibre
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Ancasta Ref 39506
  • Name Way of Life (ex Morning Glory)


"Way of Life", formerly "Morning Glory" is quite simply an iconic Super Maxi, with an enviable racing history across the globe.
This record breaking canting keel Super Maxi, built by McConaghy Boats, has had a strong presence in the USA and Mediterranean Maxi racing scene since new.

Now under new ownership and given a new lease of life with substantial investment in recent years, this yacht is still taking line honour victories and stands head and shoulders above her peers.
Available immediately for charter or for purchase.


Morning Glory is a high-performance racing yacht that has been professionally maintained and has a proven offshore and inshore track record.
This Record Breaking Super Maxi is a turn key solution that will allow her new owner to compete at the highest level in any of the major regattas around the world.

The 86-foot Super Yacht Morning Glory was designed by Reichel Pugh studio and was built by the Australian shipyard McConaghy in 2004.
Morning Glory is built entirely of carbon fiber and has an extremely flat hull, a canting keel and two rudders, one in the bow and one aft.
The boat has a weight of 20.8 tons, of which almost half is in the keel.

Builder - McConaghy Boats Australia, under the watchful eye of John McConaghy.

SP Carbon fibre laminates
Nomex cores
Core-cell structural foam in high-load areas
SE 84 Pre-preg laminates.

Engineering - SP Systems

Designer - Reichel/Pugh Naval Architects

Spars & Rigging

Hall spars mast and boom package is installed on WOL.
5-spreader configuration, with masthead rigging.
Running backstays and check stays are installed for mast bend control and sail shape optimization.
Updated fixed bowsprit with twin tack lines and 2:1 arrangements.

Completely new standing rigging installed in 2019
The new PBO cable system, despite having an increased safety factor compared to the previous rigging, is also lighter, obtaining a saving on the overall weight of about 6%.
The new system weighs totally about 72 kg, compared to about 78 kg in the previous one, with a saving of more than 5 kg in weight.
This is a significant value for a mast of this size, considering also an improvement in the performance of the whole system. The finish of the cables is totally in Black Dyneema®.

In addition to rigging, the supply also involved new Loops in Dyneema® to connect Runners, Checkstays and Backstays to the mast and other deck equipment, some Lock Strops and part of the running rigging.

Sail Inventory

Race Inventory, primarily North Sails.

Mainsail 3Di M-7
Jib 3Di L1-4
Jib 3Di M1-4
Jib 3Di H1-4
Jib 3Di J4-5
Genoa Staysail 3DL GS-1
Spinnaker Staysail 3DL SS-1

MH0 Doyle
MH0-1 2019 Sail/440m
A1.5 Nylon
A1.5-1 2019 Sail/580m
A2-1 2019 Sail/587m
A4 Polyester

Storm Trysail Spectre
Storm Jib Spectre

Back Up Inventory
Mainsail 3DL M-6
Jib 3DL J4-3 Bricked

Older sails in storage
Main 3DL 2007
Main 3DL
Jib 3DL JI-3 Poor condition, has delam
Jib 3DL Med
Jib 3DL Med-5
Jib 3DL H-3 Looks unused but has delam
Jib Top 3DL JT

A0 3DL A0 2013 Sail
A1 CN A1-1 Standard Sail
A2 Nylon A2-4
A2 Nylon A2-6
A4 Nylon or Poly A4-3


Harken deck hardware throughout the majority of the sail handling systems.
4 x Harken grinding pedestals, with carbon shafts primarily and multiple gearboxes below decks, linking primary winches, mainsheet winches and runner winches.
11 x Harken deck winches

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