As Baltic Yachts celebrates 50 years in business work has begun on several new yachts and Baltic 175 ex-Pink Gin has returned for a winter refit following her sale
Neo-classic Baltic 65 Custom by Sparkman & Stephens
Designed by the legendary American naval architects Sparkman & Stephens, this 65ft all-carbon sloop has been commissioned by a new client for Baltic Yachts as a sophisticated daysailer. She’s configured for shorthanded sailing and has an exquisite interior arranged around a couple’s needs.
With her spoon bow and pronounced counter, topped off with a teak decks and exterior bright work, the Baltic 65’s neo-classic looks belie what is sure to be a sparkling performance. She’s equipped with a lifting keel and rudder and a powerful sloop rig, all with state of the art push-button controls at the helm.
Work is progressing well, with all carbon work nearing completion. The launch is planned for the early summer of 2024.
Variation on a theme for performance Baltic 68 Café Racer
The third Baltic 68 Café Racer is currently under construction and is scheduled to be delivered to her owner in 2024, about a year from commission date.
Her advanced carbon composite hull and deck are from the same moulds as the first boat Pink Gin Verde and the second Café Racer Open Season, which is currently enjoying her first season in the Mediterranean.
Designed by Javier Jaudenes, Baltic 68-03 will be performance orientated and yet easy to sail as her swept spreader rig requires no backstays or runners. Her owner, a new client to Baltic Yachts, has specified a Hall Spars rig with a suit of North Sails using their Helix structured luff technology.
In a departure from Open Season’s single rudder configuration, the new boat will sport twin rudders. All three have a fixed keel fin and bulb. Electric propulsion with Baltic Yachts’ ‘unplug-and-play’ charging system, plus cork decks and solar panels add to the yacht’s sustainability credentials. Her stylish interior, which is suitable for comfortable cruising when required, is designed and styled by Javier Jaudenes and Jens Paulus.
All change for Baltic 175 ex-Pink Gin
Following her recent sale and with more than 150,000 nautical miles on her log, the Baltic 175 ex-Pink Gin has returned to Jakobstad for the winter with a ‘to do’ list from her new owner.
Originally launched by Baltic Yachts in 2017, the judel/vrolijk designed super-cruiser is still the largest advanced carbon composite sloop in the world. She will undergo modifications to her accommodation which uniquely features fold-out platforms in her topsides, one to port leading into the yacht’s reception lobby, the other forward and to starboard providing a private bathing and tender balcony for the owner’s suite.
The Baltic 175 have had her rig pulled and moved into Baltic Yachts’ main waterside facility in Jakobstad where she will also undergo her annual class survey. Other key work will involve upgrading and modernising the sail plan and re-arranging the deck geometry for increased efficiency and performance.
She will be re-launched in the spring of 2024 ready for global cruising.
Baltic Yachts’ Executive Vice President, Henry Hawkins, said: “We are delighted to be able to talk about a number of new contracts which are now in build in Jakobstad, while the demand for refit both in Finland and in Palma de Mallorca remains high. There is considerable activity in the large sailing yacht market and we hope to be able to provide more detail at the 50th Anniversary Regatta, the Baltic Yachts Rendezvous, which runs from 14-17 September at Porto Rotondo in Sardinia.”
(Baltic Yachts, new contracts and refit work – barchemagazine.com – August 2023)