31 March 2022

Celebrating half a century of excellence

It’s 50 years since five young men set out to prove they could build lighter, stiffer, faster yachts

Next year, half a century on from establishing the original shipyard at Bosund, we will be celebrating our birthday and the achievements of the entire Baltic Family who have worked so hard to establish Baltic Yachts as the world leading exponent of advanced composite yacht building we see today.

Fifty years ago, we introduced new standards of excellence, engineering and design when we launched our first production yacht, the Baltic 46, in 1973 and quickly followed it with a series of models which were well received by clients and critics alike. The most popular was the Baltic 39 which dramatically sold out at the 1977 Hamburg Boat Show and went on to sell 74 units.

Fifty-one Baltic 37s were sold and as the company survived oil crises and world recessions its growing reputation for quality attracted clients who wanted larger custom yachts. By the turn of the century superyachting was getting into its stride and in 2002 the company launched Baltic 147 Visione, the first Baltic over 100ft and a showcase for the innovation and advanced design which are still hallmarks of Baltic Yachts today.

With famous names like Pink Gin, Canova, Hetairos, Nilaya, WinWin, Nikata and My Song among the growing list of awardwinning super-sailing yachts launched by Baltic Yachts, we have become the go-to yard for advanced composite construction and innovation. Electric propulsion and hydrogeneration, retractable propulsion systems, hydrofoil technology and flyby-wire steering are just a few of the successful innovations Baltic Yachts has pioneered.

To celebrate our 50th anniversary we are planning a series of events throughout 2023 involving the local community and the whole Baltic Family. The highlight will be a Baltic Yachts Open Day at our headquarters in Finland during the summer of 2023 at which we hope the first yacht ever built by us, the Baltic 46 Queen Anne, will be present as she returns to the yard for a refit.

She will be in Jakobstad alongside our latest superyacht to launch from our soon to be expanded yacht building facility. We will also be involving our important Service and Refit facility in Palma in the celebrations.

Celebrations will culminate in the Baltic Yachts Rendezvous from 14-17 September, 2023 which will return to Porto Rotondo, Sardinia, Italy, for the third time. There are plans for three days of sailing, parties and good food for the Baltic Family in a spectacular Sardinian setting.

The Baltic Yachts Rendezvous will be open to all yachts built by Baltic, from the many production models designed last century, to the growing number of award-winning superyachts launched since 2000. It is hoped that up to 30 yachts will participate.

Yacht Club Porto Rotondo, established in 1985, is located in a magnificent setting not far from Olbia. The club is well versed in sporting and social events and, as in previous Rendezvous regattas, will be responsible for running the racing.

As a tribute to Baltic Yachts’ owner Professor Hans Georg Näder, whose involvement and support of the company marks its 10th anniversary in 2023, the event will be held under his patronage.

It is fantastic to see Baltic Yachts reach this outstanding milestone in such good shape and we very much look forward to seeing owners, their families and friends at our Rendezvous next year,said Baltic Yachts EVP Henry Hawkins.

Save the date September 14-17, 2023 and watch out for more information later this year.


Meanwhile, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: together@balticyachts.fi for questions or further information.



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