The new high performance cruiser/racer by Baltic Yachts Nikata hits 28 knots on the log during her transatlantic maiden voyage to the Caribbean.

Pictures by Guido Cantini

The very modern lines come from the drawing boards of judel/vrolijk yacht design studio in Bremerhaven, Germany. The interior (no photos yet) Nauta work. The machinery mounts has been redesigned to reduce vibration.

Nikata was built for both family cruising and racing. Baltic equipped her with high-speed winches and an advanced barber hauling system for the headsail. To reach smaller anchor bays, the yacht has a lifting keel by APM to reduce the draft from 5.85m to 3.65m.

The Nauta designed fold-out bathing platform mit stairs enables easy access to the sea from the large cockpit.

Main specifications
Length over all:35.00 m
Length water line:32.60 m
Beam:8.07 m
Draft:3.65 m / 5.85 m
Light displacement:88,000 kg
Ballast:33,000 kg
Naval architect:judel / vrolijk & co.
Deck & interior design:Nauta design
Number of cabins:1 x owner, 1 x VIP, 2 x guest, 3 x crew
Delivery year:2015
Project management:Nigel Ingram, MCM