BALTIC 175 PINK GIN
INNOVATION ON A LARGE SCALE
THE SPECTACULAR AND INNOVATIVE SILVER-HULLED SLOOP WAS LAUNCHED IN JULY 2017, FOLLOWING A COMPLEX BUILD PROGRAMME OF PRECISION ENGINEERING AND BUILDING.
Pink Gin is not only the largest carbon fibre sloop in the world, but also displays some of the most innovative features seen in a sailing yacht, including two opening balconies set into the topsides, Baltic Yachts’ revolutionary Force Feedback Steering System and an 18-ton carbon composite hull and deck shell built to the highest degree of accuracy.
- TOPSIDES OPENINGS FORMING A BALCONY IN THE OWNER'S SUITE AND SIDE ENTRY TO THE MAIN LOBBY
- FORCE FEEDBACK STEERING SYSTEM SIMULATING HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS THROUGH FEATHER-LIGHT STEERING
- 18-TON CARBON COMPOSITE HULL AND DECK, PRECISION BUILT IN THREE PARTS
- 67.9M SLOOP RIG 16M TALLER THAN A J CLASS RIG
- 71-TON LIFT KEEL WITH TORPEDO BULB
- TALL SAIL PLAN FOR EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE IN MODERATE AND LIGHT WIND CONDITIONS
- THREE-COCKPIT DECK LAY OUT WITH CHANDELIER ILLUMINATION
- ACCOMMODATION FOR 10 GUESTS PLUS OWNER IN ULTRA-LUXURIOUS CABINS
GROUND BREAKING CARBON SUPER SLOOP
Baltic 175 Pink Gin represents what Baltic Yachts stands for in terms of build quality, advanced construction techniques and special features, which have challenged our engineers and designers to make the seemingly impossible possible.
The project brought together the same design team responsible for the Baltic 152 Pink Gin, benefitting from the performance pedigree of naval architects judel/vrolijk & co. and the inventiveness of Design Unlimited for the stunning interior and cockpit ergonomics.
L.O.A. 53.90 m
L.W.L. 45.27 m
BEAM 9.55 m
DRAFT 4.50/5.56/7.00 m
DISPLACEMENT 250 tons
BALLAST Approx. 79 tons
judel/vrolijk & co
ULTIMATE PICTURE WINDOW - TOPSIDES HULL OPENINGS
This is the second largest yacht Baltic Yachts has built in its 44-year history and is a perfect example of the company’s ability to innovate on a large scale using their in depth skills in composite construction.
Living al fresco is no longer restricted to being on deck. At the touch of a button Baltic 175 Pink Gin’s owner can access the fresh air and sea as a panel in the topsides is hydraulically opened to create the ultimate picture window and a personal bathing platform, literally adding a new dimension to the owner’s suite.
A similar arrangement exists on the port side of the main saloon, providing a stunning entry to the yacht’s large lobby. Each door becomes part of the yacht’s load bearing structure through their locking pins and hinges. Finite element analysis was used to ensure class approved engineering.
“ Pink Gin perfectly demonstrates what Baltic Yachts is capable of in terms of technical excellence, problem solving, finish to the highest standard and producing a yacht which reflects precisely the wishes and dreams of the owner.
“ Few if any yacht builders in the world can match Baltic Yachts for its ability to construct to the very highest standards in advanced carbon composites, a prerequisite for a high performance sailing yacht in which strict weight control and precision engineering are critical.
Prof. Hans Georg Näder
BALTIC YACHTS' FORCE FEEDBACK SYSTEM
Car power steering technology has been developed by Baltic Yachts’ engineers and Esoro, a Swiss specialist engineering company, to provide the helmsman with a better sensation of ‘feel’ enabling him to experience how the yacht is responding.
The size and weight of a yacht like Pink Gin means electrically-powered rams have to be used to make steering easier. Baltic Yachts’ Force Feedback system mimics loads and movement caused by waves and side forces and relays them to the wheel, giving the helmsman a realistic sensation of the yacht’s behaviour.
The mechanism requires no physical link between the rudder and the wheel. The control sensor at the wheel ‘talks’ to the ram electronically providing it with instructions while providing the helmsman with the sensation he would expect if the yacht were equipped with direct steering.