September 2009

Monaco Review 2009

The 19th Monaco Yacht Show seemed busier than ever this year, with the harbour packed to the gunnels, with a whole host of different style boats for sale and charter. The crowds also turned up in force - this was a show that was apparently bucking the trend and determined to ignore the current economic downturn. Read more here

Refit News

Following the success of the refit of R/S Eden and the re-launch this summer of M/Y Renegade from MB92, Rainsford Mann Design is fast establishing its credentials in the refit design market.. Read more here


June 2009

The Final Transition From RSD We are delighted to announce that Rainsford Mann Design (RMD Marine) has now made its final transition from RSD Ltd and has been trading as the new entity from June 2009.

With its 2 sister design consultancies RMD-Air and RMD-Land in support, RMD is now well placed to offer clients its continued expertise in yacht design projects but now also provide the same level of service for land based and aviation interior projects as well.

As a result the team at RMD has grown with the recent arrival of 2 design consultants skilled in aviation interiors and yacht design respectively. RMD looks forward to a busy and productive time ahead under the stewardship of Managing Director Rupert Rainsford Mann.

April 2009

Company name change at RSD but business as usual
RSD is currently going through a transitional period of change, where the company will be shortly taken over by Rupert Rainsford Mann. The core team and services will remain the same and the new entity will be re-named Rainsford Mann Design (RMD)

We expect to make a full and formal announcement with a press release at the end of April 2009.


April 2009

Completed interior design stage for 27M Catamaran
RSD are now nearing completion of the interior design for a 27 M Catamaran designed by New Zealand multihull exponent Craig Loomes. The client's brief was to create a simple interior that projects a relaxing and calm atmosphere. We have created an eclectic mix in the style of beach house meets modern an apartment with emphasis on natural finishes and clean architectural detailing... more >


April 2009

Partnership with ICON yachts to design next 75M yacht
RSD has signed an agreement with ICON Yachts of Holland to take their hull platform and develop the next profile in the ICON range.

The expectation for this project is to complete the design by July this year to enable a launch at the Monaco Yacht Show 2009.


March 2009

Abu Dhabi Boat show review
Rainsford Mann Design was pleased to exhibit at this year’s inaugural Abu Dhabi Boat show, held in the newly developed Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The three day event ran from the March 12th -14th and was opened by Abu Dhabi Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority... more >


December 2008

Two 85-metre yachts designed for a Far Eastern client
Earlier this year, RSD signed a prestigious contract to design two 85-metre superyachts for a Far Eastern client... more >


December 2008

RSD takes on strategic design work for BAE Systems UK
In an exciting new departure for the RSD team, we have been commissioned to undertake a review of accommodation standards on board Royal naval submarines...more >


December 2008

RSD to design wave-piercing catamaran for an Egyptian client
The attendance of RSD at METS in November culminated in a very satisfying result when we signed a new contract to collaborate on the design of a 27.5m wave-piercing catamaran Tatami for a client in Egypt.


December 2008

RSD and the Renegade refit
The 43-metre motoryacht Renegade is currently undergoing her third and most extensive refit in just over a decade, this time under the direction of the Rainsford Mann Design team.


December 2008

RSD on the road in 2008 and looking ahead to 2009
RSD enjoyed another successful Monaco Yacht Show this year - still the biggest and best superyacht show in our calendar.


September 2008

RSD Preferred Consultants
RSD in strategic partnership with Drum Cussac


September 2008

Rainsford Saunders Renegade refit The 43-metre motoryacht Renegade is currently undergoing her third and most extensive refit in just over a decade.


September 2008

RSD on the road Looking back at this year’s Dubai boat show, it was as always a great event, with both exhibitors and visitors coming away impressed as usual by the efficient organisation and pleasant setting of the event and the wide range of goods and services on offer.


September 2008

RS Eden
In 2007 RS Eden completed a major rebuild in conjunction with RSD, she has now completed her first full year since her relaunch.


September 2008

Two 85-metre yachts for the Far East
RSD has signed a contract to design two 85-metre superyachts for a Far Eastern client.


January 2008

RSD shortlisted in Superyacht Awards
RSD is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Best Newcomer of the Year category in the 2008 World Superyacht Awards organised by Boat International magazine.


October 2007

Monaco and Ft Lauderdale Shows
The autumn show season has been as busy as ever, with RSD exhibiting at the world’s two leading superyacht shows - the Monaco and Fort Lauderdale Boat Shows.


September 2007

RSD appointed to 43-metre Renegade refit
Announced in September 2007, the refit of the 140-feet (43-metre) Renegade presents an array of challenges to the Rainsford Mann Design team.


August 2007

Two-year rebuild project takes to the water as R/S Eden is launched
One of the most challenging refits to be undertaken anywhere in recent years, the transformation of the 49.5-metre 1930s classic Fulmara into R/S Eden was finally revealed to the world in the summer of 2007.


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