Reichel/Pugh 55
$538,000 USD
55ft 3in

If ocean racing is on your bucket list, look no further than the Reichel/Pugh 55 Zvi (ex Crossfire and Rima 2). Zvi is an optimized, purpose-driven design by the best in the business — a collaborative effort between Reichel/Pugh, Tony Beale & David Oliver, along with Greg Stewart of Nelson Marek Yacht Design and Justin Ferris of Doyle Sails New Zealand, built in Australia by McConaghy Yachts.

Zvi is a near sistership to the Australian racer Wedgetail (ex Yendys), built just months prior. The design brief called for a powerful and fast IRC design capable of competing against Transpac 52s inshore buoy racing, yet strong enough to handle the most grueling offshore events. With a greater focus on offshore racing, interior volume and headroom were high on the list of priorities. Compared to a TP52, Zvi offers considerable interior living space, full-size bunks, a complete and proper nav station, and far greater hull and deck strength. Her high modulus carbon rig and composite C6 rigging adds greatly to the stability of this design. This is a powerful racing yacht capable of strong upwind performance in the 9+ knot range and even more exciting downwind rides at well over 20 knots.

Truly turnkey, rating optimized (ORC and ORR), and set to race across the Pacific Ocean in 2023, this immaculate ocean racer is immediately available and presents an excellent opportunity for the right crew to pick up where the current owners are leaving off. Zvi’s stellar performance and strong showing in the 2022 Pacific Cup is a testament to the care, attention, and preparation she has received in recent years. A second to finish (elapsed time: 7 days, 13:35:02) behind line honors winning Pyewacket (modified Volvo 70) was a highlight for her owner and crew. Zvi is fully primed for another ocean crossing and the registration deadline for the 2023 Transpac is March 1, 2023.

Zvi underwent an extensive refit during the winter of 2020/2021 following her current owner’s purchase in August 2020. No part or system onboard was left untouched. Extensive vessel improvements and upgrades were completed with no expense spared. Invoices from CSR Marine and Doyle Sails are available.


Highlights of the recent (2020 – 2022) refits include:   


New, fully complete Doyle Sails quiver in 2021/2022 by Justin Ferris of Doyle Sails New Zealand with a focus towards offshore events — 2021 Transpac and 2022 Pacific Cup races.  

2022 - Three sails total  

Jibs – J1.5, J4   

Genoa Staysail   

2021 - Twelve sails total  

Mains – Offshore Race, Inshore Race & Delivery  

Jibs – J2  

R Sails – R1 & R2  


Asymmetrical spinnakers – A1.5, A2 (2 Qty), A2.5, A4  


Replaced keel bolts (CSR Marine – 2022)  

New stern staple for instruments (CSR Marine – 2022)  

New carbon grab rails added to the steering pedestals (CSR Marine – 2022)  

Added cockpit pressure water supply to stern staple (CSR Marine – 2022)  

New wheel bearings (CSR Marine – 2022)  

New lower and upper rudder bearings (CSR Marine – 2022)  

Complete rebuild on the hydraulic system with new outhaul cylinder and new over pressure relief valve and N2K pressure monitoring (CSR Marine – 2022)   

Custom carbon chafe guards added to deck (CSR Marine – 2021)  

New Frigoboat cold plate and compressor for refrigeration (Miller & Miller Boatyard – 2021)  

New custom fairleads (CSR Marine – 2021)  

Complete deck repaint (CSR Marine – 2021)  


Extended bowsprit (2021)  

Many custom rigging solutions (2021)  


Batteries – Victron Energy lithium house batteries and AGM start batteries (2021)  

Custom built alternator (Mark Grasser, DC Power Solutions – 2021)   


New navigation station computer – (Simply Nuc, LLM2v7CYF with AMD Ryzen Processor, AMD Radeon Graphics & Porcoolpine chassis – 2022) 

New B&G V60-B VHF radio (2021)  

New VHF speaker in the cockpit (2021)  

New sat compass, Furuno SCX-20 (2021)  

New Vulcan 7 display in the cockpit (2021)  

New H5000 Graphic displays on the bulkhead (2021)  


Annual service (2022)  

Remove and acid wash the heat exchanger (CSR Marine – 2021)  

Replaced injectors (CSR Marine – 2021)  

Replaced most hoses (CSR Marine – 2021)  


Name of vessel Zvi
Model Reichel/Pugh 55
Year 2007
Builder McConaghy
Designer Reichel/Pugh
Price $538,000 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 55
Beam (feet) 14' 8"
Draft (feet) 14
Displacement (pounds) 20865
Ballast (pounds) 8050
Engine model Yanmar 4JH4-TE (Turbo)
Engine horsepower 75
Engine hours ~ 2600
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 27
Water tank capacity (gallons)
Holding tank capacity (gallons)
Questions? Call us! (206) 378-1110

Interior Accommodations 

Zvi’s interior was designed with a focus for offshore racing.  

Forward is open sail storage with a enclosed head compartment to starboard forward of the mast. Aft, there is a open salon space with two sets of hinged bunks. Storage is available below the bottom bunks. The galley is next aft. To starboard is a two burner stove and storage for two pump pots. There is open bin storage above. The sink is on centerline below the companionway stairs. A top loading refrigeration compartment is to port, with open bin storage above. Aft on centerline is a forward facing nav station with B&G chartplotter, PC display and large chart table. There are four additional bunks to port and starboard, totaling 12.  

Gimballed two burner propane bottle stove 

(2) pump pots 

Top loading refrigeration compartment with Frigoboat stainless evaporator plate and Frigoboat Capri 35F 12v compressor (2021) 

Pressure water system faucet at galley sink and water bottle filling station at cockpit 

Surflo Aqua King pressure water pump 

Fresh water system plumbed to built in tanks or portable jugs 

(7) cabin fans 

Custom numbered storage pockets for water bottles, mugs and miscellaneous crew items 


Electronics and Navigation 

Zvi is equipped with a full B&G electronics package with Hercules H5000 processor. A 12v PC at the navigation station runs Expedition software.  

On deck: 

(2) B&G multi displays at aft cockpit 

(2) B&G multi displays at aft end of cabin 

B&G V7 display on aft pedestal  

(5) B&G 20/20 displays at mast 

B&G Triton 2 autopilot control head at starboard helm 

(2) Plastimo binnacle compasses 

Standard Horizon remote VHF speaker on aft pedestal winch 

LED bow running lights and Lopolight LED stern light 

MOB button at aft pedestal  

At nav station: 

B&G Zeus 2 12” radar/chartplotter display 

Sceptre PC monitor with wireless mouse and keyboard 

(2) 12v DC and (2) USB outlets at nav station  

VHF B&G V60-B radio 

Iridium Go satellite phone 

Thrane and Thrane satellite phone 

(2) Standard Horizon HX 890 handheld VHF radios 

(1) iPad


B&G Hercules H5000 CPU 

B&G H5000 Pilot Computer 

Furuno SCX-20 Satellite Compass 

Maretron SSC200 Solid State Compass 

Lecomble and Schmitt autopilot drive with power saving clutch (not installed) 

B&G 4G Broadband radar (not installed) 

Class B AIS transceiver with silent switch 

Spare B&G masthead wand 

B&G sensors: wind, audible alarm, 3D motion, barometer 


Electrical Systems 

12v DC and 120v AC electrical systems 

Smart Plug 30 amp shore power inlet with 50’ cord 

BEP 12v DC electrical panel 

Balmar battery monitor 

Victron Bluesmart 12/15 battery charger 

Victron Orion 12-30 DC-DC converter 

Victron Smartsolar 75/10 solar charge controller 

Balmar MC-618 external alternator regulator 

Custom 220 Amp alternator – Mark Grasser, DC Power Solutions (2021) 

House and start battery disconnect switches with emergency crossover 

AGM engine start battery (2021) 

Lithium house battery – Victron Energy (2021)  


Mechanical and Plumbing Systems 

Yanmar 4JH4 – TE (Turbo) 75hp diesel engine ( ~ 2600 hours) 

Yanmar SD50 saildrive 

Two blade bronze Gori folding propeller 

Yanmar tachometer, coolant temperature and oil pressure gauges 

Single lever throttle/shift 

Moeller fuel gauge at starboard helm 

Racor 230R primary fuel filter 

Manual bilge pump 


Deck and Hull 

With a emphasis on offshore racing, strength and durability were paramount in Zvi’s design and construction. Full structural engineering was provided by SP Systems. Zvi’s hull and deck were constructed in pre-preg carbon fiber with Nomex core and high-density PVC foam core in slamming areas. Bulkheads, hoop frames, longitudinals and other stiffeners are in pre-preg carbon fiber. Composite materials used in construction are reported to be twice that of a Med Cup TP52.  

Her keel is a steel fin with lead bulb. The keel was redesigned by Reichel Pugh in 2012, with the fabrication of a new fin that increased draft by nearly 2’. The bulb was re-shaped and made smaller, reducing overall displacement by 2,000 pounds whole retaining similar righting moment. Her rudder is a high aspect carbon fiber spade with carbon quadrant.  

Zvi’s deck arrangement is clean and functional. At the bow, her fixed bowsprit features tack lines that run internally. This sprit was extended in 2021. Molded toe rails run from the bow back to the mast. Floating jib leads on athwartships tracks allow a range of settings. The mainsheet, traveler and other control lines are led below deck to simplify the layout. The companionway and halyard pit are protected by a small doghouse. The pit winches are set at deck level, allowing either pit winches or primary winches to be used for halyards and control lines. Zvi is equipped with a full Harken winch package with two cross linked pedestal grinders with turbo drives. The grinders are linked with the pit winches, mainsheet winches and primary winches. Pit winches and primaries feature 2.8:1 turbo drive option. Twin composite steering pedestals are fitted with grab rails for safe movement through the cockpit. At the stern, a custom staple provides a mounting location for antennas, MOM8-A and a fresh water tap that allows filling of water bottles without going below deck.  

Composite steering pedestals and wheels 

Helm risers 

Carbon fiber rudder, shaft and steering quadrant 

Emergency tiller 

1×19 stainless lifelines 

Custom stern staple for antennas (2021) 


Sails and Rigging 

King Composites carbon fiber three spreader mast (painted black) 

King Composites carbon fiber boom (painted black) 

C6 carbon fiber standing rigging 

Composite chainplates 

Enerpac hydraulic mast jack 

Mainsail halyard, (2) headsail halyards, (2) spinnaker halyards, staysail halyard 

Halyard locks for mainsail, spinnaker and jibs 

Removable inner forestay 

Headfoil 2 headsail luff track 

(2) spinnaker tack lines (custom 2:1 shackles) led internally through bowsprit 

Running backstays 

German mainsheet system 

Harken mainsheet traveler 

Harken deck hardware and Spinlock clutches 

Floating jib leads with athwartships track 

Hydraulic boom vang along with controls for the outhaul, tack & luff 

Fixed bowsprit with dual (Port & Starboard) tack lines 

(2) Harken 990 primary winches 

(2) Harken 55.3 pit winches 

(2) Harken 65.3 ST mainsheet winches 

(2) Harken 45 ST traveler winches 

(2) Harken 55 ST running backstay winches 

(2) Harken carbon pedestal grinders – cross linked with primary, mainsheet winches and pit winches – primary and pit winches have 2.8:1 turbo drive option 

Assorted winch handles 

Winch spares 


Zvi was outfitted with a complete Doyle Sails quiver in 2021/2022 by Justin Ferris of Doyle Sails New Zealand with a focus towards offshore events — 2021 Transpac and 2022 Pacific Cup races.  

Doyle Sails J1.5 (2022) 

Doyle Sails J4 (2022) 

Doyle Sails genoa staysail (2022) 

Doyle Sails Offshore Race mainsail (2021)  

Doyle Sails Inshore Race mainsail (2021) 

Delivery mainsail (2021) 

Doyle Sails J2 (2021) 

Doyle Sails R1 (2021)  

Doyle Sails R2 (2021)  

Doyle Sails staysail (2021) 

Doyle Sails A1.5 spinnaker (2021) 

(2) Doyle Sails A2 spinnakers (2021) 

A2.5 spinnaker (2021) 

A4 spinnaker (2021) 


Miscellaneous and Safety 

Zvi’s equipment list includes a shipping container and custom shipping cradle. A Ford Transit team van with racks, tube and box carrier can be available separately.  

Liferaft – 12 Person 

MOM8A (certification expires 12/2022)  

Ditch bag 

Jack lines 

(2) folding pad eyes at helm stations 

Carbon fiber flagstaff with US ensign 

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