Baltic Yachts delivers Baltic 146 Path

Baltic 146 Path has undergone successful sailing trials off Jakobstad and been delivered on time to her owner

Path is a bluewater cruising yacht, built-in lightweight advanced composites. The third-largest Baltic, this 146 was commissioned by an experienced client who used his knowledge to help design the new yacht.

Baltic Yachts’ project management was led by Patric Brännbacka who worked alongside the owner’s representative Tatiana Kurbatova and project manager Sebastian Allebrodt of A2B Marine Projects. “The build benefitted from excellent teamwork between Baltic and the owner’s representative which contributed to this complex yacht being launched and delivered ahead of time,” said Baltic Yachts’ Executive Vice President Henry Hawkins.

The naval architecture by judel/vrolijk features an easy to handle, versatile sailplan which allows a short-handed crew to ‘change gear’ at the press of a button to achieve optimum sailing performance in different wind conditions. This allows the crew to choose from a wide variety of headsails plus numerous offwind sails set off the fixed bowsprit.

Lift keel, rotating saildrive

The lightweight sloop features well-proven systems seen on other Baltic Yachts, including a lifting keel, which reduces draft from 5.9m to 3.4m, and a forward-facing saildrive propulsion system (SPS) which also rotates through 340° for manoeuvrability.

Path features a long deck saloon/main cockpit combination on the same level, providing the platform for al fresco living at rest or underway. An open-sided, hardtop bimini extends over the main cockpit and is fitted with mesh side screens for increased sun and weather protection.

Solar power and cleaner emissions

The 60sq m hardtop roof is covered by solar panel which can generate up to 8kW to boost the battery bank charging facilities and reduce the use of fossil fuels. The helm position is protected by a dedicated bimini with apertures to provide a good view of the sailplan. Moreover, Path is the first Baltic to be fitted with main propulsion and generating machinery with new IMO (International Maritime Organisation) Tier 111 engine emission status. Her main engine is an eight-cylinder Scania unit.

Path carries two tenders, one an 8hp Torqeedo electric outboard-powered RIB stowed in the large stern garage, the other a 6.5m twin-engined RibEye stowed in a foredeck recess which converts to a swimming pool while at rest. The yacht is also equipped with two ultra-lightweight Reverso Match sailing dinghies the hulls of which can disassemble into four parts for easy stowage.

The owner’s suite comprises a sleeping cabin an en suite lounge with a glass divider doubling as a movie, tv and sailing information screen and an upper lounge fitted with a 2.7m long video ‘wall’. There is a large en suite bathroom equipped with a full-size carbon fibre bath.

Accommodation is for eight guests plus the owner’s suite and a four-cabin layout aft for eight crew including the captain.

Baltic Yachts on show at Monaco

Path will undertake a programme of world cruising and will initially make her way to the Mediterranean from Finland. She will be available for viewing at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show which runs from 22-25 September.

Specifications

LOA 44.60m

LWL 41.80m

Beam 9.45m

Draft 5.9m/3.4m

Light displ 172 tons

Ballast 37.6 tons

(Baltic Yachts delivers Baltic 146 Path – barchemagazine.com – July 2021)