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.