BALTIC 68 CAFÉ RACER – FAIRED TO PERFECTION
9 July 2020
Here’s the super-smooth plug of the new Baltic 68 Café Racer, formed over a hand-crafted timber carcass and expertly faired to a perfect finish.
The plug is now ready to accept the composite lay-up which will eventually form the mould from which hulls will be taken. The mould is designed for multi-use series production and should be complete later this summer. The pictures also show the early stages of construction of the timber-framed deck mould.
The high-performance Baltic 68 Café Racer, designed to get you out on the water quickly and easily, will be built using eco-friendly materials with 50% of the hull reinforced with Bcomp ampliTex flax, a naturally grown product which dramatically reduces the yacht’s carbon footprint.
Reducing power consumption is a key aim so the latest air conditioning technology is being employed, mixing re-circulated, drier air with fresh air to reduce power needs by 30%.
Materials used in the Café Racer’s accommodation have been sourced with the eco-theme in mind, with light oak timbers and flax composites combining with specialist wallpapers, wicker and paper cord to produce a light, cool, contemporary accommodation.
The Baltic 68 Café Racer offers a powerful package of exciting sailing and eco-technology, a modern yacht reflecting the Café Racer era of the 1960s when London’s Rockers rode pared down, visually minimalist motor bikes designed for fast rides over short distances. Riders and bikes were seen as disrupters displaying speed, status and rebellion – they had attitude.