NEW BALTIC 80 CUSTOM ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF METS
7 November 2022
Baltic Yachts is delighted to announce a contract for a new Baltic 80 Custom as the company prepares for the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) from 15-17 November
As the global yachting industry convenes in Amsterdam this month for METS, the world’s largest marine trade show, Baltic Yachts can reveal details of its latest new-build commission, the high-performance Baltic 80 Custom from the board of judel/vrolijk.
Commissioned by an experienced yachtsman, who is building with Baltic Yachts for the first time, the Baltic 80 Custom will be a multi-role yacht capable of fast offshore cruising and an excellent performance on the race course.
Henry Hawkins, Baltic Yachts’ executive vice president, said:
She’s a particularly sleek and sporty looking yacht and could be regarded as a ‘new generation 80’ in a size range which has recently been attracting attention from clients. A lot of design work has been done to produce what should be a great performance cruiser-racer.
The new yacht, designed by renowned naval architects judel/vrolijk, features a distinctive reverse angle stem and a maximum beam which is carried right aft. She is designed with twin rudders, a lifting keel and a conventional propulsion unit driving a folding propeller. A large stern garage will house a jet-driven Williams 395 tender.
In cruising mode, the Baltic 80 will be an easy yacht to sail with a self-tacking jib set on a wide track.
Decisions have yet to be made regarding rig design and manufacture although she will be fitted with in-boom furling. Her streamlined, low-level coachroof incorporates a fold-down dodger and bimini for cockpit protection.
The yacht’s accommodation is for six guests in three double cabins with a further cabin for two crew. Baltic Yachts is designing and building the interior.
The Baltic 80 will be built in advanced composites using pre-preg SPRINT and a foam core throughout. Construction is due to begin in January 2023 with a launch date in the summer of 2024.
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Elisabet Holm, Head of Marketing
Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS)
The Baltic Yachts’ team is looking forward to welcoming you on stand 11.620 at the upcoming Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) 2022, which runs from November 15-17 at the RAI exhibition Centre in Amsterdam.
Our Service and Refit team will be promoting their wide range of professional services from the future proofing and upgrading of yachts to large scale refits, service and guardianage. ‘Supporting our clients to enjoy their yachts’ is our mission statement in Palma de Mallorca and we look forward to talking to owners, captains and crew about their plans and service requirements,” said Malin Ström, Baltic Yachts’ Office Manager in Palma.
The rapid growth and success of the Service and Refit operation in Palma is to be supported with some internal staffing changes. Matthew Lester, current Managing Director will take on the role of Commercial Vice President Baltic Yachts, responsible for further growth in the service and refit sector both in Palma and Finland whilst also developing new build enquiries. Olav Ahlö (pictured on the left), current Head of Procurement in Finland will move to Palma as Managing Director of Baltic Yachts Service and Refit Mallorca. Thomas Lill will become Head of Procurement in Finland. All will commence their new roles at the start of the new year and will be available at METS.
We will also be promoting our popular Baltic Yachts Custom Hatches products developed with the benefit of 50 years of in-house Baltic Yachts’ engineering and manufacturing experience. Fitted to many of our new builds, including the new Baltic 80 Custom, Baltic Yachts Custom Hatches are also ideal for retro-fitting.
A 50th anniversary reminder
Baltic Yachts will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its foundation next year, culminating in a spectacular Baltic Yachts’ Rendezvous in Porto Rotondo, Sardinia, running from 14-17 September. It promises to be a unique event attended by many great names from the pantheon of Baltic Yachts’ production, from the early days of series construction to the superyachts we see today.
We look forward to meeting you in Amsterdam. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment in advance with your contact at Baltic Yachts.