BALTIC 175 PINK GIN
INNOVATION ON A LARGER 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.
This is the second largest yacht Baltic Yachts has built in its 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.
- 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
- 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
- 67.9m sloop rig 16m taller than a J-class rig
- 71-ton lift keel with torpedo bulb
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
- BEAM9.55 m
- DRAFT4.50/5.56/7.00 m
- DISPLACEMENT250 tons
- BALLAST79 tons
- NAVAL ARCHITECTjudel/vrolijk & co
- INTERIOR DESIGNDesign Unlimited
SEE VIDEO OF BOTH INTERIOR AND SAILING HERE
ULTIMATE PICTURE WINDOW - TOPSIDES HULL OPENINGS
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.
THE MAKING OF A SILVER GIANT
What people say about our yachts
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
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.
FORCE FEEDBACK STEERING SYSTEM
Large yachts need hydraulic power to turn their rudders. A drawback is that the helmsman loses the ‘feel’ in the helm, something that lies at the heart of enjoying the sailing experience. We have found a way to re-create this feel to keep the owner in touch with his yacht. Together with experts from the automotive industry we have designed a steering system that mimics the side forces on the rudder and transfers the ‘feel’ electronically to the yacht’s wheel
The Baltic 175 Pink Gin, the world’s largest carbon fibre sloop, embarked on an unusual maiden voyage – by road. She was safely transported over a distance of 21km by a specialist low-loader from Baltic Yachts’ inland manufacturing site at Bosund to our waterfront yard in Jakobstad in preparation for final fit out and launching.
Baltic 175 Pink Gin was successfully launched at our waterfront facility in Pietarsaari in May 2017.
Baltic 175 Pink Gin started her maiden voyage in July 2017 when she was delivered.
Baltic 175 Pink Gin returned to Finland for some scheduled maintenance in April 2020. Every bit as breathtaking as the day she was launched, the boat arrived looking immaculate after an uneventful transatlantic, having participated in the Superyacht Challenge Antigua in March. The video shows her approach and arrival in Pietarsaari, where we welcomed the crew with a traditional Finnish sauna and refreshments.