Pink Gin Verde, the first Baltic 68 Café Racer, will shortly arrive in Porto Cervo, Sardinia where she will be available to potential clients and press during the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, which takes place from 5-11 September 2021.
Sailing alongside the Maxi fleet, she will not race but will be available for Open Boat visits after the event on the dock outside the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.
A great opportunity to see first-hand the build and finish standards set by Baltic Yachts and the package of ‘green’ innovation which distinguishes this boat.
Aimed at getting its occupants on the water quickly and easily, Baltic 68 Café Racer features twin electric engines, which mean she can be unplugged from the dock and out sailing in short order. Sails can be set at the touch of a button and her lithium battery bank can be charged by her free-wheeling propellers while sailing.
The naval architecture is by Javier Jaudenes, who also designed the Baltic 108 WinWin.
A truly green racer
Pink Gin Verde features many ‘green’ characteristics, including solar panels, sustainable materials for the decks and hull, heat re-circulation technology for air conditioning and micro-turbine technology.
Doyle Structured Luff technology is being used which means headstay sag is reduced by building support into the sail itself rather than imposing high stay loads.
With her swept spreader Marstrom rig requiring no backstays, mast bend is achieved through luff adjustment of the structured luff mainsail.
Intended as a super-day sailer or long weekender, the interior style is signed by Design Unlimited, who used sustainable materials in her upholstery and furnishings.
Baltic Yachts Executive Vice President, Henry Hawkins, said: “This is a yacht which tackles today’s challenges of sustainability and low carbon targets head on – she’s fun and easy to handle, offering a genuinely rewarding sailing experience. Baltic’s engineers and partners have incorporated a brilliant, naturally grown yacht building material in sustainable flax which perfectly complements the advanced composites expertise for which the company is renowned.”
LOA 20.73 m
LWL 20.73 m
BEAM 5.63 m
DISPLACEMENT: 22,800 kg
BALLAST: 8.2 ton
(Baltic 68 Café Racer welcomes you aboard in Porto Cervo – barchemagazine.com – September 2021)