Signed Javier Jaudenes, Baltic Yachts will launch this summer a new twenty-meter yacht: propulsion and construction strictly “green”, and a deck equipment in the name of easy sailing. Only one cabin inside, in addition to the crew cabin.
A premise is necessary, what are the Café Racer? They are motorcycles, whose origin dates back to the early ’60s, in London. They were fast, elegant motorcycles, but also swaggering in their appearance and highly customized. Young Londoners used to park them in front of some cafes and pubs (first of all the famous Ace Cafe) to show off their powerful vehicles and their customization.
They were unique pieces, often born from the “fusion” of several parts of the big British motorcycles of the time, Norton, Triumph, BSA. Lightened, souped-up, with the nonconformist rockers of the time on board, dressed in black leather, with a lot of grease on their heads and the myth of their overseas colleagues. They challenged each other in clandestine races, over very short distances, in the city streets.
A myth in recent years relaunched – with great appreciation by the market – by the motorcycle industry, with the mass production of models that recall the original Café Racer. Baltic also refers to that same myth with the launch of its new 68′.
Definitely a boat standing out from the crowd, and only for the few. The idea is that of an easy to carry boat with a small crew, with only one large suite (plus crew cabin), and a clear deck. A fast boat, with which to have fun and enjoy the pleasure of going to sea.
Moreover, this twenty-meters vessel is highly technological and very careful to respect the environment. The propulsion is entrusted to a 30 kW electric motor which is recharged also thanks to a recovery system, such as that of the hydro turbines, which uses the propeller on board. To ensure a safe return to port there is also a small range extender, optimized to operate with hydrogen.
A special air recycling system has been designed to minimize on-board consumption using the air conditioning system. The deck uses a sophisticated Lignia material, made from pine wood, with a 50-year warranty and is highly resistant, so it can be installed on a thinner deck, reducing weight. All of this is to the advantage of savings in terms of materials and polluting emissions.
More than 50% of the hull structure, finally, will use the ampliTex Bcomp, a linen-based material, which also has excellent soundproofing properties that save space by limiting the use of traditional sound insulation panels.
Length f.t. 20,18m
D. W.L. 19,23m
Displacement 20.6 t
Project Javier Jaudenes
(Baltic Yachts, coming soon with its new 68′ Café Racer – Barchemagazine.com – March 2020)