Baltic 67 Performance Cruiser
7 August 2016
Genuine speed advantage for a safe, easy-to-sail, family cruiser built in advanced carbon composites
Lighter, stiffer, faster– Baltic Yachts’ new long distance cruiser offers all the advantages of carbon composite construction and the chance to personalise your ideal performance cruising yacht
Baltic Yachts are to build a fast, comfortable, user-friendly 67ft performance cruiser to take full advantage of carbon composite hull construction capitalising on Baltic Yachts’ long experience and expertise in this specialist field. Based on a lightweight hull this completely new yacht will offer clients a choice of deck design and accommodation lay out.
Key advantages will be a displacement far lighter than that of production sailing yachts in the same market sector, lower rig loads, faster average boat speeds requiring less engine assistance and genuine ease of handling for a couple or family.
The aim is to offer a real alternative for those interested in long distance passage-making and also those looking for a fast cruiser for the Mediterranean, northern European and other popular cruising grounds including the USA and Caribbean.
A platform for your ideal yacht
A number of clients are already working with Baltic on the new yacht with the first hull due to start building this year. Although clients will be able to personalise their yacht, each 67 will be based on the same, pre-engineered hull and systems so total build time is expected to be less than a year.
In addition to better performance, the aim of the Baltic 67 Performance Cruiser is to offer a platform upon which clients can design their personalised cruising yacht, safe in the knowledge that the fundamental naval architecture and construction will provide them with ease of handling for short handed and family sailing.
Baltic Yachts have been working with judel/vrolijk for naval architecture, hull shape and appendages and Design Unlimited for the initial interior styling and design options. The emphasis is on contemporary, up-to-date design with a practical seamanlike theme.
Lighter than the competition
Sales director Kenneth Nyfelt, said: “We estimate that building our lightweight 67-footer in advanced carbon composites will produce a yacht displacing four tonnes less than ´series production yachts. This fact alone offers a crucially important average long distance cruising speed advantage. Better performance enables genuine sailing in light to moderate downwind conditions at speeds that won’t require engine assistance. A number of current production yachts in this sector weigh in excess of 10 tonnes more than our target displacement weight of 24,4 tonnes.”
Ease of handling
Baltic Yachts have conducted exhaustive market research to help formulate the initial platform for the Baltic 67 Performance Cruiser. Ease of handling, relative simplicity and reliability are crucial so a fully-battened main, which stows easily onto a V boom with lazy jacks, plus a single-line slab reefing system, which can be operated from the cockpit, were prerequisites. Furling systems are optional.
A foldover anchor stowage arm, a dinghy stern garage which will accommodate a 3.4m tender and the option of the well-proven telescopic lifting keel which Baltic Yachts perfected on their popular 50-footer, are all examples of the ‘building blocks’ customers can use to create their ideal yacht.
Accommodation is based on four sleeping cabins with a main saloon offering views through topsides portholes and a deck saloon with panoramic views benefiting from a centreline skylight admitting an abundance of natural light.
With the yacht’s beam carried well aft, the Baltic 67 Performance Cruiser will offer capacious stowage and at the same time provide a stable downwind ride. Her lightweight hull will improve the yacht’s ability to keep water off the deck while sailing fast and her directional stability won’t give auto-pilots a hard time.
Joining the Baltic Family
This opportunity to choose a long distance cruising yacht to suit a client’s personal needs also provides the chance to join the Baltic Family with its renowned quality and a global after sales network provided by the company’s Service and Refit organisation centred in the Mediterranean and northern Europe.
The Baltic 67 Performance Cruiser will be competitively priced and full details of options are available upon request.
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For further information contact:
CEO Henry Hawkins +49 170 226 2651 – email@example.com
Sales Director Kenneth Nyfelt +358 50 585 8933 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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