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Highland Fling XI represents the epitome of style, performance and engineering excellence. With a mixture of blue-clear over black carbon weave, the hull shines from shades of sapphire to ebony. The elegantly understated coach house, gleams in shimmering silver and contrasts with the natural honey tones of her expansive teak laid deck. The carbon winches, hidden tracks and concealed deck lines leave no distractions to the eyes. The Southern Spars Carbon mast reaches skyward at 131’ high, supported on the sparest of Carbon standing rigging and her deep section carbon boom accommodates a loose footed High aspect ratio mainsail.

When first conceived and built Highland Fling XI was billed as a ‘Wally’ but still retains the lightness of touch of the Reichel/Pugh Design Studio. With oversight on the part of Wally in order to insure Wally's standards and specifications, Highland Fling XI garnered the "Wally Class" rating and allowed competition with like-categorized yachts. Now performing as a Maxi but still of the Wally heritage this is truly an impressive vessel for the regatta circuit.

Scotsman Lord Irvine Laidlaw has owned boats which have competed in the Wally Class before, but this was his first Reichel/Pugh design and made this choice based on the design offices experience with the likes of Alfa Romeo, Wild Oates and Morning Glory. When launched Highland Fling XI was described as "as a total breakthrough," where every piece of equipment was scrutinized for its weight-to-strength ratio, drag reduction, and aesthetics. At the 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: Classico Costa Smeralda - Lord Laidlaw’s R/P 82’ Highland Fling was unmatched for speed all week, scoring 5 straight wins in the Racing Maxi Class. Irvine Laidlaw was all smiles helming, especially reaching across the top La Maddelena, ‘Fling was surfing along at over 20 knots. When it blows like this, there is no place in the world that can match it.”

LOA: 25.25m
Beam: 5.90 m
Draft: 5.00 m
Displacement: 25 t
Sail area: 440 m2
Built: 2009
Designer: Reichel-Pugh
Lying: Palma


  • Southern Spars: Carbon mast, spreaders and boom
  • Carbon fibre Bowsprit
  • EC6 rigging
  • Future fibres bobstay
  • 2016 Main-C 3Di Raw Mainsail
  • 2016 Doyle J3-C
  • 2016 Doyle A4-D
  • 2016 North A0-C 3DL
  • 2013/2014 A1.5-C Asymmetric
  • 2013/2014 A2-D Asymmetric
  • 2013/2014 A3-A Asymmetric
  • 2013/2014 A5-B Asymmetric
  • 2013/2014 J1-C 3Di
  • 2013/2014 J2-D 3Di
  • 8/01/2013 J1.5 3Di Jib


  • Winches:
  • Harken 1125 primary x2 and main x1
  • Harken 1111 pit x2 runner x2
  • Take down system
  • Hydraulic rams by Harken
  • Sheaves Harken
  • Passarelle
  • Running rigging package
  • KZ furlers for A3, A0, SS
  • Carbon/composite wheels and pedestals
  • Lewmar portlights


  • Spacious main saloon.
  • 2 x staterooms with over and under bunks. En-suite facilities for eachcabin.
  • 1 x Owners aft double berth cabin with large en-suite head.
  • A full galley, located to port.
  • Crew/Day heads
  • Air conditioning through out


  • PLC by Horizon
  • Remote touch pads at each trim station
  • Full PLC control over all functions and winch speeds
  • Remote 4G access for program updates. Spare touch panels


  • VW marine Diesel 165/5 TDI. 12V and 24V alternators
  • PTO between engine and gearbox
  • CCHE thrust bearing and RDS
  • Winch manifold
  • Sailing function manifold
  • Winch motors rotary pump
  • Remote controls for mast butt and forestay adjustment, jib car control
  • Battery: Mastervolt 24v Li-ion. With MV shut, BMS 12 V Gel start
  • Fuel: 120 l day tank, 100 l extended range plastic tank
  • Water: 100l fresh water bladder with 24v pump supply to galley






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