Two Baltics vying for honours at virtual World Superyacht Awards
3 November 2020
Baltic 142 Canova and Baltic 112 Liara are aiming to add to their tally of awards as nominees for Best Sailing Yacht at the prestigious Boat International World Superyacht Awards ceremony, which will be a virtual event held on 13 November hosted by UK TV celebrity Natasha Kaplinsky.
Now in their 15th year, the World Superyacht Awards are considered the Oscars of superyachting with 57 of the world’s finest yachts nominated in 13 categories including Best Sailing Yacht. This year Canova and Liara have been selected as two of four nominated sailing yachts, one of which will take the all-important prize.
Both yachts have already been recognised for their excellence, Canova winning the Best Naval Architecture Award at February’s Boat International Design and Innovation Awards and Liara taking the Best Interior Design and Best Exterior Design Award at the same event.
Also nominated in this year’s WSA awards is Pink Gin’s 46m support vessel Pink Shadow.
Canova and Liara are aiming to add to impressive award-winning performances by other Baltic Yachts’ builds including Pink Gin, My Song, Nikata, WinWin, Inukshuk and Hetairos, who have amassed more than 20 awards in the last 10 years.
Baltic 142 Canova – foiling and eco-generating
Canova is one of the most innovative yachts ever launched by Baltic Yachts, with the eyes of the superyachting world focused on her revolutionary Dynamic Stability System (DSS) foil when she was delivered in 2019. Dramatically reducing heel angle, increasing comfort and set to give a performance boost, the sliding foil adds a new dimension to super sailing. Canova, designed for global passage making in comfort and at pace, displays an equally innovative approach to power generation and electric propulsion. She can charge her lithium battery bank using her free-wheeling propeller while sailing and cross an ocean without recourse to an internal combustion engine.
Baltic 112 Liara – a yacht for all seasons
Liara, launched in 2019, is a genuine multi-role superyacht offering superb comfort for long distance cruising and a serious competitive edge for the race courses of the world. Designed by in-vogue naval architect Malcolm McKeon and with a stunning interior by Adam Lay, Liara is equipped with Baltic Yacht’s performance enhancing retractable propulsion system (RPS) and a telescopic lifting keel enabling access to many out of the way anchorages. Particular attention has been paid to deck design and ergonomics to make for quick and easy preparation for sailing.
On behalf of the whole Baltic Family we wish the owner and teams behind these two outstanding yachts the very best of luck when the awards are announced on 13 November.