BALTIC 68 CAFÉ RACER
YOUR DAY SAILER WITH ATTITUDE
Designed to deliver an electrifying performance in more ways than one, this easy to handle Day Sailer is boosted by green power. Her un-plug and go electric propulsion and generation system is super eco-friendly and she’s finished to a luxurious standard on-deck and below.
The majority of the hull structure will use naturally grown fibres as a reinforcement reducing the yacht’s environmental impact.
The yacht also comes with a beautiful and durable alternative deck material, specially treated to look and behave like a hardwood.
This low local emissions yacht is designed for thrilling, quick and easy sailing, just unplug, step aboard and enjoy!
- Powerful sailplan, yet easy to manage for two
- A loft-style contemporary interior
- Zero emissions from her 30kW electric engine
- Hydrogeneration while sailing
- Low maintenance micro-turbine with super-clean exhaust as range extender
- Eco-friendly and hardwearing deck
- Naturally grown flax in more than 50% of the hull
- A/C power consumption reduced by 30%
- Solar panels can run A/C on eco setting
- L.O.A.20.73 m
- L.W.L.20.73 m
- BEAM5.63 m
- DRAFT4.00 m
- DISPLACEMENT20.6 T
- NAVAL ARCHITECTJavier Jaudenes
- INTERIOR DESIGNJens Paulus and Baltic Yachts
A loft-style contemporary interior with a natural touch. The 68’s fresh, minimalist accommodation uses materials including
wicker, flax and paper cord to produce a cool, contemporary ambience.
Light oak timbers and flax composites combine with specialist
wallpapers and modern textiles to create an ‘unpretentious simplicity’
according to naval architect and interior designer Javier Jaudenes.
BUILT WITH FLAX
Baltic Yachts is constantly researching new eco-friendly materials and techniques for yacht building and by using naturally grown flax to reinforce this yacht’s hull her carbon footprint is dramatically reduced. More than 50% of the hull structure will use flax as a reinforcement which also has excellent sound deadening properties enabling us to save space by limiting the use of insulation.
ECO ALTERNATIVE FOR DECK
The Baltic 68 Café Racer’s beautifully laid decks use multi-purpose modified wood which is a sustainable, durable pine with a 50-year warranty against rot. Because it lasts longer and is hard wearing, we can reduce deck thickness and consequently save weight. The award-winning LIGNIA Yacht deck material means we can avoid using hardwoods but maintain the feel and performance of a genuine deck.
Deck and hull release
This video shows the deck and hull release at our yard in Bosund for hull number one of the high performance, easy to sail Baltic 68 Café Racer. This eco-friendly yacht will be launched in the spring of 2021 and uses naturally grown flax in 50% of its hull structure.
The first Baltic 68 Café Racer hull has been successfully laminated using a bespoke flax SPRINT product as we adopt more sustainable materials for our advanced composite structures. This yacht is thought to be the largest ever built using flax.
Mould ready and lamination underway
The video shows the 5-ton inverted mould being towed out of the construction hall before being lifted by cranes and carefully turned over. Once safely on the ground the mould was split open to remove the plug. The mould is now back in the construction hall where lamination of the first hull has already commenced in time for a Spring 2021 completion and launch.
The Shape of Things to Come
The video shows our skilled wood workers building the timber hull plug from which a mould will be taken. The plug comprises strip planking laid over temporary wooden frames which are set up to establish the precise shape of the hull. Thin wood veneers are then nail-gunned into position before the entire structure is faired to a perfect finish.
NEWS ABOUT THE CAFÉ RACER
CAFÉ RACER ORIGIN
BALTIC 68 CAFÉ RACER
She's a yacht with a performance edge and stunning looks - a modern yacht 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.