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 uses naturally grown fibres as a reinforcement reducing the yacht’s environmental impact.
The yacht comes with a beautiful and durable alternative cork deck material from Marinedeck exterior.
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 two 15kW electric engines
- 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
- DISPLACEMENT22.8 T
- BALLAST8.2 T
- NAVAL ARCHITECTJavier Jaudenes
- EXTERIOR DESIGNJavier Jaudenes
- INTERIOR DESIGNJavier Jaudenes and Jens Paulus
RELAXING IN STYLE AFTER A DAYS SAILING
From Café Racer chic to Mediterranean cool, interior styling uses eco-materials like flax, linen and leather for sustainability and multiple-choice finishes.
From the Mediterranean eco-style of Jens Paulus to Design Unlimited’s powerful Café Racer theme, featuring tubular framed furniture, there’s a variety of finishes to choose from all offering an impressive contemporary look.
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 yacht comes with a beautiful and durable alternative cork deck material from Marinedeck exterior. This sustainable, rot-free material is made from cork-oak harvested exclusively in Portugal where companies have committed to the Forest Stewardship Council. Marinedeck exterior has great non-slip qualities and is easy to maintain.
The first Baltic 68 Café Racer, Pink Gin Verde featuring a powerful and easy to handle sailplan impressed at her regatta debut in Les Voiles de St Tropez. The yacht is exploiting the latest thinking in sail technology using Doyle Structured Luff Technology. This reduces headstay sag by building support into the sailcloth itself and reducing the need to impose large stay loads.
Video Credit: Doyle Sails
JUST UNPLUG SET SAIL & ENJOY
The first Baltic 68 Café Racer, Pink Gin Verde sailing in the bay of Palma.
Thrilling, quick and easy sailing, boosted by green power.
The video shows the first Baltic 68 Café Racer, Pink Gin Verde as she leaves Jakobstad for her maiden voyage.
Transport and launch
The Baltic 68 Café Racer was transported to our waterfront facilities and launched successfully end of May 2021.
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.