BALTIC YACHTS HEADS INTO 2019 WITH THREE LAUNCHINGS AND AN IMPRESSIVE NEW BUILD
24 January 2019
With three new yachts due to launch this spring and work on the third largest yacht ever built by Baltic Yachts now underway, 2019 is getting off to an action-packed start for the world’s leading advanced composite yacht builder.
The Baltic 142 Canova, with her ground-breaking, performance enhancing Dynamic Stability System (DSS) foil, promises to be the most significant superyacht launch of 2019 when the yacht takes to the water in the spring.
Baltic 112 Liara
This high performance, ultra-comfortable cruising yacht has been designed for an experienced yachtsman by award-winning naval architects Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design. Baltic Yachts has teamed up once more with the Adam Lay Studio, a partnership promising one of the most sophisticated examples of interior design in the limed-oak finished accommodation.
The 84-ton all-carbon yacht, sporting an eye-catching Mako Blue hull colour, will be launched in early May with delivery to her owner expected a month later. Deck equipment and the synthetic Flexiteek deck itself, which is considerably lighter than genuine teak and far more sustainable, are currently being fitted.
Baltic Yachts’ project manager Tommy Johansson said:
“One of the final tasks will be to fit the lifting telescopic keel and to test the high-pressure hydraulic power packs which will help make this yacht so easy to sail.” Touch button, three-dimensional headsail trimming and a three-headed rig for quick ‘gear-changing’ are among the go-faster features.
One of Liara’s ports of call this summer will be at the Monaco Yacht Show in September where Baltic Yachts will be exhibiting.
Baltic 67-02 Performance Cruiser
Launching at the end of April will be hull number two of this highly acclaimed, high performance bluewater cruising yacht. Although out of the same hull mould, the second 67PC differs in that she has a closed transom, a fixed keel, single rudder and a slightly shorter rig, demonstrating the versatility of the options of offer.
Baltic Yachts’ project manager Fredrik Hjulfors said:
“The yacht has just been moved from her Bosund build site to our waterside premises in Jakobstad where she will be faired and painted and have her bulb adjusted and attached following a final weight check.”
One of the last jobs before the yacht left Bosund was to complete the hull to deck lamination.
The Baltic 67PC has been designed by judel/vrolijk & co, with interior options by Design Unlimited, as an easy to sail, fast bluewater cruising yacht with a wide choice of interior finishes and lay outs.
Interest in the yacht at her unveiling at the Cannes Yachting Festival has led to a sharp rise in enquiries and we hope to start building hull number three shortly.
Baltic 146 Custom
Work on this impressive all-carbon sloop, commissioned for global cruising, has just started at Baltic Yachts. She will be the third largest yacht by volume built by Baltic and is scheduled to be under construction for two years.
With a lift keel and twin rudders she is intended for long distance, independent global cruising and to that end she has been designed with a long protective solid bimini which extends over a large section of the cockpit.
She will be built in advanced composites using epoxy SPRINT and pre-preg carbon with a light ship displacement target of 167 tons.