BALTIC 68 CAFÉ RACER OPEN SEASON
Optimised for race course
Commissioned by an experienced owner who is familiar with the Mediterranean regatta circuit, the second Baltic 68 Café Racer is from the same mould as Pink Gin Verde with characteristics optimised for racing.
Designed by Javier Jaudenes with a draft at 4.7m, a single rudder, electric propulsion and construction in advanced composites,
Open Season is essentially a 100% carbon version of hull number one with a resulting displacement of around 20.6 tons.
The first Café Racer was a hugely successful exercise in developing new, sustainable building materials such as solar panels fitted to the superstructure and cork decks seen also on the second yacht.
- Electric propulsion
- Hydrogeneration when sailing
- High performance, yet easy to handle
- Light displacement optimised for racing
- Solar panels
- Eco-friendly hardwearing deck
- L.O.A.20.73 m
- BEAM5.63 m
- DRAFT4.65 m (fixed keel)
- DISPLACEMENT20.6 T Light craft
- BALLAST7.2 T
- NAVAL ARCHITECTJavier Jaudenes
- INTERIOR DESIGNJens Paulus
While the first Baltic 68 Café Racer explored the use of sustainable building materials, evolving electric propulsion and range extender technology, Open Season is optimised for performance with a Sprint carbon hull and pre-preg Nomex deck.
A large array of Solbian solar panels is located on the coachroof providing additional charge and the yacht will carry an 18kW Fischer Panda diesel range extender, although there should be more than enough battery capacity for a day’s competitive sailing.
Her modern, clean interior design is by Jens Paulus featuring a contemporary style embracing the spirit of the Café Racer. Jens said: “It prioritises simplicity and lightweight materials including natural oak furniture, linen bulkhead coverings and the use of structural carbon fibre elements.
It offers a comfortable and elegant living space and maintains a connection with the ocean and the simple pleasure of sailing.”
Baltic 68 Café Racer Pink Gin Verde & Open Season Sailing together
With performance edge and stunning looks, the Baltic 68 Café Racers are modern yachts reflecting the Café Racer era of the 1960s when London’s Rockers rode pared down, visually minimalist motor bikes designed for fast rides over short distance.
Riders and bikes were seen as disrupters displaying speed, status and rebellion – they had attitude.