Baltic 68 Performance Cruiser

Baltic Yachts 68 by Reichel/Pugh

Baltic Yachts has a new 20m custom-made performance cruiser under construction: The Baltic 68

The new Baltic 68 features naval architecture by the performance specialists Reichel/Pugh. The development team had a focus on a lightweight yacht of just 24.2 tons thanks to its carbon construction. Also fast is the construction time of just 13 months: Delivery is scheduled in October 2019.

The yacht has an owners’ suite with en-suite, two guest cabins and forward a crew area for four persons.

Baltic 68 Performance Cruiser

James Pugh explains:

“The all-carbon composite, fixed keel, twin rudder sloop with a provision for a square-top main will ensure an exceptional performance on the race course. A captive winch-controlled mainsheet and powered winches provide safe and easy sail handling while cruising.”

Length over all

20.83 Meters

Beam

5.50 Meters

Draft

3.85 Meters


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Baltic 67 Performance Cruiser

The Baltic 67 Performace Cruiser has been launched.

The yacht was designed by judel/vrolijk (exterior and naval architecture) with an interior design (no photos yet) by Design Unlimited.

The semi-custom sailing yacht has a standard hull and has some options for owners’ requirements on the deck, styling and general arrangement.

The yacht will be presented during the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018.

baltic 67


Pink Gin VI Baltic Yacht

Pink Gin VI by Baltic Yachts

Long awaited: Finnish luxury yacht builder Baltic Yachts launched PINK GIN VI (Baltic 175) - with a length of 54m the largest carbon fiber sloop to date in the world.

Pink Gin VI is the successor of the 46m Pink Gin. Her elegant exterior lines with a plumb bow and long stern overhang are a creation by the Germany-based studio judel/vrolijk & co. They did also the naval architecture. The interior comes from the boards of Design Unlimited.

Baltic’s flagship was built for Professor Hans Georg Näder – an experienced sailor who won the New Zealand Millenium Cup in 2007 and is a shareholder of Baltic with 80 % since 2013.

Pink Gin VI Baltic Yacht
Pink Gin VI Yacht Baltic

The yacht features a 68m carbon fiber mast and performance boom by Rondal in the Netherlands. The rigging equipment was delivered by Carbo-Link from Switzerland.

A not very often seen feature: She has two openings in the hull as balconies respectively terraces. One is forward at the owners’ area on the starboard side, the other one is amidships on the port side with direct access to the main salon. Speaking of the owner’s suite, this area features also a separate dressing room and a study. Five guest cabins with ensuite bathroom are also a part of the yacht.

Pink Gin VI Deck View

Interior

Statement by Mark Tucker, Director of Design Unlimited

“Working on Pink Gin VI has been a great and exciting challenge.  The new yacht is not so much an evolution of the previous Pink Gin, but a revolution in design; a superyacht that reflects the personality and passions of the owner.

It’s been a six-year journey that has pushed the boundaries of design to create a tactile interior that unites international art, fashion and experience.

Design Unlimited paid specific attention to partnering the exterior deck spaces with the interior.  The result is a seamless transition, perfectly attuned to the al fresco lifestyle of superyacht ownership. 

Pink Gin VI is not just a superyacht, she is a statement of individuality and creativity.”

PINK GIN VI got the Neptune Statue in the category “Sailing Yachts 50m and Above” at the World Superyacht Awards 2018.

More impressions

Main Specifications

Length over all:53.70 m
Length Waterline:44.80 m
Beam:9.55 m
Draft:4.50 m - 7.00 m
Ballast:75 t
Displacement:230 t
Naval Architecture:judel/vrolijk & co
Interior Design:Unlimited Design
Fuel:18,000 l
Main Engine:MAN V12 1400hp
Maximum Speed:20 knots

Impressions of the Building Process

Transporting something big

The transport of Pink Gin VI from the construction hall to the water was an event in Jakobstad – a Finnish town with a population of about 19,000 people.


My Song - Baltic 130

Baltic 130 'My Song' reached almost 30 knots

Flat, wide and fast - The new Baltic 130 christened 'My Song' reached a top speed of almost 30 knots.

My Song was designed by experienced speed experts Reichel Pugh from San Diego and Nauta Design from Milano. Thanks to her carbon fiber hull, the yacht is a light displacement luxury sailing yacht and reached almost 30 knots during her sea trials in Finland.

It took 18 months of development and testing with sailmaker North Sails to match perfect hull and sail design. Also, the rig is a carbon construction by Southern Spars. It comes with innovative features:

Baltic Yachts describes:

“Among a number of innovative features, Baltic 130 My Song’s Southern Spars all carbon rig can set a pin head main for cruising or a square-top offering more sail area for racing. The latter requires running backstays, but when the conventional sail is set an easy-to-manage single fixed backstay can be rigged on a removable carbon fiber crane at the masthead. It takes just three hours to effect the change-out.
 
 Faster and safer deployment of the yacht’s large asymmetric sail is made possible by an under-deck carbon fiber storage drum controlled by the crew with a handheld remote. All sails are by North.
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Retractable Propulsion System

My Song features also Baltic’s new Retractable Propulsion System (RPS) developed with Hundested Propellers. It reduces the drag, promises less noise, fewer vibrations and works also as a stern thruster.

Transport and keel mounting

Main specifications

Length over all:39.62 m
Length waterline36.78 m
Beam:8.52 m
Draft:4.80 - 7.00 m (Lifting Keel)
Exterior Design:Nauta Design
Naval Architecture:Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design
Interior Design:Nauta Design
Material:Carbon pre-preg/Corecell sandwich
Displacement:105 tons
Ballast:36.25
Main Engines:1 x Caterpillar C8.7 480kW/650hp + Baltic RPS
Sail Area:Main 530 m², genoa 380 m², asymmetric 1,300 m²


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Sailing Yacht Pink Gin

Pink Gin was built by Baltic in 2006. This yacht is the predecessor of the new Pink Gin VI


Baltic 115 Nikata Sailing Yacht

Nikata: A new Baltic 115 with top speed of 28 knots!

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 have 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 with 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


Baltic 116

Lady in Red: Baltic 116 "Doryan"

The 35m fast cruising blue water sailing yacht Doryan was delivered in January 2015. Now Baltic Yachts present pictures and more information of the Nauta / Judel/Vrolijk design.

Doryan photos by Jesús Renedo

Baltic Yachts delivered with Doryan a yacht that fits my personal requirements on many levels. Stylish design, equipped to explore the world with a lot of comfort and thanks to high-tech materials like composite epoxy and carbon fiber with performance. Another important point to make it a dream yacht for me: A lifting keel to reduce the draft from 5.50m to 3.50m to enjoy time in smaller ports or anchoring in shallow bays.

The cockpit is covered by a carbon-fibre bimini.

The whole living space inside has a warm furniture but is also lightweight, built in carbon fiber and epoxy laminates with teak surfaces or other luxury materials like leather.

The owners resided forward with en suite bathroom, four guest cabins are behind and in the front of the main saloon. The crew quarter with mess, cabins, galley, navigation desk and laundry are at the aft area with an own entrance between cockpit and helm station. So the crew can do a lot of work with privacy for owners and guests.

Tender storage is in a garage at the stern with an openable transom that also the bathing platform.

Main specifications

Length over all:35.50 m
Length
Waterline:
32.60 m
Beam:8.25 m
Draft (lifting keel):3.50 m - 5.50 m
Exterior Design:Judel/Vrolijk and Nauta Design
Interior Design:Nauta Design
Naval Architecture:Judel/Vrolijk
Main Engine:Cummins QSB6.7 280 kW

Profile & Layouts

Baltic 116 Profile
Profile

Baltic 116 Deck Layout
Deck Layout

Baltic 116 Interior Layout
Interior Layout


Baltic Yachts WinWin

Baltic 108 WINWIN

Win Win situation - Speed, style, cruising comfort and modern technology - Baltic Yachts delivered the 33m custom made Baltic 108 WINWIN earlier this summer.

WINWIN is a high-tech cruiser/racer constructed in prepreg carbon composite designed by Javier Jaudenes. The yacht was developed for cruising with a lot of comforts and a small crew but also for racing on regattas.

WINWIN has a draft of meters but thanks to a lifting keel she can also visit shallow waters. Another underwater feature is retractable propulsion system to reduce the water resistance. A refinement of the system first used on the Baltic 147, Visione, the fixed propeller has been optimized, resulting in lower fuel consumption and a quieter engine, whilst also proving more effective during reversing manoeuvres.

The sleek superstructure encapsulates a long deck saloon, seamlessly connected to a single-level cockpit via the push button retractable glass bulkhead. This bulkhead drops down discreetly, ensuring an uninterrupted transition between interior and exterior. The spacious cockpit features a sunbathing platform on either side and provides an excellent area for fast, efficient maneuvers while racing, and a large enough space for enjoying al fresco dining. The aft crew entrance ensures quietness and owner’s privacy.

The modern and functional interior comes from the boards of Design Unlimited. The forward section is mostly taken up by an exceptionally generous master suite comprising of a large, full-width cabin with en-suite shower room, and a study and owners’ lounge stretching down the port side complete with desk, three-sided settee and ample storage. Facing that across the center line is a Pullman cabin for the owners to use when passage making, demonstrating that this yacht is intended for serious sailing.

The deck saloon is a well-proportioned seating and entertaining area with plenty of light, not least as a result of the retracting glass bulkhead that leads out to the cockpit center aft section of the boat includes two twin guest cabins each with en-suite, plus a fully-equipped galley, crew mess with navigation station, and two Pullman cabins providing high-quality accommodation for up to four crew. In keeping with the brief for a light, minimalist finish, the interior uses washed and limed oak veneers for the floors and interior joinery, while white high-gloss painted lacquered overheads aid in reflecting light throughout. Concealed light panels help maintain the atmosphere of clean simplicity

Retractable lightweight propulsion system

This lightweight retractable propulsion system (RPS) was developed by the Dutch engineering company Ship Motion Group

“Retracting your propulsion system will result in a total drag reduction from 4,6 to 10,2%”

Main Specifications

Length over all:33.04 m
Beam:7.63 m
Draft:3.50 - 5.50 m (Lifting Keel)
Exterior Design:Javier Jaudenes
Interior Design:Design Unlimited
Naval Architecture:Javier Jaudenes
Cabins:6
Classification:DNV Hull structure verification 1A1


Baltic 130 Custom

New Contract for Baltic 130

Baltic Yachts from Finland announced a new contract for a new custom made 40m sailing yacht - the Baltic 130

Update: Launched as S/Y MY SONG

The Baltic 130 is a high-performance cruising yacht and will be delivered in summer 2016. The Italian design studio Nauta Yachts made the exterior and interior design. The naval architecture was done by Reichel/Pugh. The San Diego-based studio is very well-known for their developed racing yachts.

Baltic 130 Custom

Made for Speed

The Baltic 130 will be constructed in full carbon with a vertical bow and flush deck.  She will get a retractable propulsion system to reduce the resistance under water. The keel will have a draft of 7 meters but can be lifted to visit destinations in shallow waters.

The yacht will have an owner forward layout with a saloon, galley and an additional five cabins, two for guests and three for the crew.

Baltic Yachts is very experienced in building carbon yachts over 100 ft. Nine yachts in this class till this day are delivered and four yachts over 100 ft are currently under construction. One of them measures 175 ft – The Pink Gin.

Main Specifications

Length over all:39.60 m
Beam:8.60 m
Draft:7.00 m
Exterior Design:Nauta Yachts
Interior Design:Nauta Yachts
Naval Architecture:Reichel/Pugh
Cabins:6


Wally 105 Nariida refit

Wally 105 NARIIDA refitted by Baltic Yachts

Finnish yacht builder Baltic Yachts completed the refit of the 105 feet Wally sailing yacht NARIIDA originally built in 1994.

Baltic Yachts spent 9 months in the refit of Nariida at the yard in Bosund. On the 11th of June she sailed off, as a ‘new’ yacht, and with more than just a little ‘Baltic DNA’ added to her pedigree.

When Nariida was launched 20 years ago she had the highest standard of modern materials and was simply ahead of her time – also in design.

Nariida has over her 20 years been used extensively, for both racing and cruising. Cosmetic wear and tear is unavoidable, and renewal of surfaces has therefore been an important part of this refit project. This involved not only rig and hull paint and a new teak deck, but also a major replacement of teak veneer in the interior.

Baltic Yachts also made noticeable changes to Nariida’s interior, in order to make the yacht more suitable for its present use. This has involved in particular the galley, the navigation area and the owner’s cabin.

On the technical side, Baltic have improved the production and storage of electricity, by installing a new generator and upgraded and added to the battery banks. Many of the consumers have been changed as well, such as water heaters and cooling machinery. The later, in combination with building completely new freezers and fridges throughout. The goal has, among other things, been to dramatically increase the yacht’s ‘silent time’, i.e. the period, during full cruising mode, where generators can be shut off.

Nariida is Baltic’s first completed refit project on a yacht they did not built themselves. It has therefore been an important success factor to have the crew present at the yard, as well as frequent visits by the owner. It’s been very much an ‘all hands on deck’ attitude, which has turned out great results.


inukshuk yacht

INUKSHUK by Baltic Yachts

Sailing yacht 'Inukshuk' launched last year by the Finnish yacht builder Baltic Yachts got the award of the Best Sailing Yacht in the 30 - 40m range at the World Superyacht Awards 2014.

The judges also voted unanimously to select the yacht as the winner of the prestigious ‘Sailing Yacht of the Year’ award with the following explanation:

“Baltic 107 Inukshuk provides an optimal balance between excellent sailing performance and the high degree of comfort and customization offered to its owner. Inukshuk’s elegant looks, which feature uncluttered deck spaces derived from the drawing board of German Frers, state-of-the-art sailing systems and the high standards of construction seen both in the structure of the vessel and its interior finish by Adam Lay Studio, were all factored into the decision.

Baltic 107 Inukshuk is a lightweight, high-performance sloop with its prime purpose being fast, efficient and comfortable cruising. With a vacuum infused sandwich laminate construction and a total displacement of 78232kg (light craft), of which 31612kg is ballast, the Baltic 107 Inukshuk has an impressive power to weight ratio. The yacht is equipped with a telescopic keel and a carbon rig supported by carbon fiber rigging.

The interior styling is very modern and elegant with limed oak. Baltic 107 Inukshuk’s interior has an owner- forward, crew-aft layout with a generous VIP cabin just forward of the mast.

Photo Credits: Jeff Brown of Superyacht Media

Main Specifications

L.O.A.32,64 m
D.W.L.29,16 m
Beam7,43 m
Draft3.35/4.85 m
Displacement78,232 kg light craft
Ballast31,612 kg
ConstructionCarbon Composite
Naval ArchitektFrers Naval Architecture & Engineering
Interior StylingAdam Lay
Project ManagementNigel Ingram, MCM
Yacht ManagerMark von Drashek
Number of Cabins1 owner, 4 guest, 2 crew
Delivery Year2013