Pink Gin the largest carbon fibre sloop in the world, was launched in 2017. The basic concept behind her design was to evolve and improve on the success of the Baltic 152 Pink Gin, also built by Baltic Yachts.
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.
The displacement of 235 tons (light craft) is low for a yacht of this size and has been achieved by using advanced carbon sandwich hull and deck construction methods and closely monitored weight control. The sail plan is generous with a mast height of nearly 67 metres above the waterline. She will be a powerful, fast sailing yacht on all points and will remain comfortable in all conditions.
The interior layout and styling is by Design Unlimited, who have worked with the owner on a number of projects. Carefully selected materials are used to produce a striking interior countered by an elegance and sense of comfort ideal for relaxing during long world cruising passages. The master stateroom is positioned forward and comprises a large open plan suite incorporating an impressive and unusual fold-out private balcony for direct access to the sea. A similar balcony is set into the topsides amidships to port providing direct access to the yacht’s main entrance lobby.
The same team of judel/vrolijk & co for naval architecture and Design Unlimited for the accommodation design and styling were used to evolve some of the successful ideas seen aboard the yacht’s predecessor Pink Gin, also built by Baltic Yachts. Working closely with specialist composite engineers Gurit, the design and construction of the hull openings, which form part of the yacht’s ‘global’ or overall structural integrity, were completed to the satisfaction of the DNV-GL classification organisation
In many ways Pink Gin represents what Baltic Yachts stands for in terms of build quality, advanced construction techniques and special features which have tested our engineers and designers to make the seemingly impossible possible!