24 November 2022
Style and capacity in focus for interior transformation
We formally began the Baltic Yachts’ Service and Refit operation in Palma, Mallorca in 2013. Our facilities, which have been recently expanded, include a multi-disciplinary offsite facility, offices, warehouse and workshops. You will find us at our base in the STP shipyard which many say is the epicentre of the Mediterranean yachting industry. Our Baltic Family has grown to incorporate our Palma team of 30, their combined specialisms include advanced composite works, PLC engineering, electronics and the highest quality carpentry skills.
One of the yachts we have been recently working on in Palma is Jasi, a Swan 115ft. She is a competitive performance sailing yacht designed by German Frers. Jasi was acquired by new owners in 2021 and brought to Palma. Her owners, who are looking forward to enjoying the performance of their racing yacht, also wanted to enhance her interior, so decided to make some alterations. They commissioned Baltic Yachts to make their vision a reality.
The brief for the project was to respect the performance DNA of the boat while developing the style and capacity of the interior. The decision was to transform the existing large sail storage area in Jasi’s bow into a new master cabin, creating a harmonious and comfortable area in which to rest after a day’s racing. Other key elements were to make improvements to the guest cabins, adding a new shower to the starboard cabin, converting the port forward cabin to a twin cabin with a Pullman bed, and adding a bar section to the saloon. Of course, in order for these modifications to function optimally, and allow Jasi’s guests to live onboard comfortably, there was also the need for system upgrades.
Storage area in the bow being transformed into a new master cabin
Along with a new sewage treatment unit, new air conditioning chillers and a new shore power unit, the most significant system upgrade was the increased battery capacity and the installation of a 48V DC-driven hydraulic pump. This new set-up has given the boat enough autonomy for longer passages such as crossing the Atlantic.
Pre-engineering work began in Autumn 2021 with our team, based both in Palma and Finland, working closely together to plan the project as efficiently as possible to achieve a quick turnaround. Using the latest technology our teams plotted the stages of Jasi’s refit and work began onboard in early 2022 and was completed on schedule this summer. One of our Project Managers in Palma, Olimpia Corral Bosch, led the project supported by our team of electricians, plumbers, carpenters and other craftsmen and women. The team, working closely with the original interior designers, the renowned deVosdeVries, created a new living space consistent with the existing design. It was also our pleasure to work alongside Captain Toby Clarke and his crew.
Baltic’s project manager Olimpia together with captain Toby Clarke
Jasi’s owners enjoyed her beautifully finished cabins and upgraded services whilst sailing in the Balearics in August. She then returned to port for a quick turnaround before attending her first regatta since her refit at the Rolex Swan Cup in Sardinia. We believe the secret to the successful completion and delivery of Jasi in the tight time frame was our relationships with our trusted partners and subcontractors: our dedication to this teamwork has once again proven to be a great strength for Baltic Yachts and a great benefit to our clients.
Olimpia Corral Bosch
Originally from Mallorca, Olimpia studied and worked around the world before returning to her homeland in 2017. “Every young person wants to leave, and then we all come back when we realise it’s the perfect place to live!” Olimpia has been a keen sailor and sea lover since she can remember, and her passion has always been yachting, coming from an island such as Mallorca it is easy to understand why.
Olimpia took her BSc in Naval Architecture and Marine Systems Engineering in Cartagena, before going on to complete her Masters in Naval and Nautic Design in La Spezia. Olimpia started her career at Baltic, training at our shipyard in Finland. Whilst in Finland she took the opportunity to familiarise herself with all the departments from engineering to production, forging important close connections with team members with whom she is still working with today.
After two months in Finland Olimpia returned to Mallorca and joined the Baltic Palma Service and Refit team where she began her career with us firstly as an engineer, and now as a project manager. Her background in engineering has given Olimpia an excellent technical knowledge which she uses to great effect. Aside from Jasi, other service and refit projects that Olimpia has worked on include Baltic 175 Pink Gin, Baltic 112 Nilaya and Baltic 115 Nikata.
What Olimpia loves most about working for Baltic Yachts is the constant desire for improvement and refining our working processes, and our inclusive Baltic-family spirit.