The Baltic 78 is arguably one of the most hi-tech, high performance cruiser/racers ever built. With her canting keel, this Reichel/Pugh designed yacht can, in certain conditions, sail 3.5 knots faster than an identical yacht with a conventional fixed keel.
An additional challenge was that the owner wanted to live aboard and he didn’t want the canting keel mechanism encroaching on his living space.
The canting system had to fit under the floorboards, which gave us just 50cm of space in which to create the pivot mechanism and ram linkages for the keel.
As Lupa of London, this yacht has been campaigned extensively and enjoyed considerable success on the race course.
We are extremely proud of the technical achievements embodied in this boat, which was launched in 2000.