Baltic Yachts launches sailing yacht WinWin
by Tom Isitt
Baltic Yachts has just launched project WinWin, a 33m (108') racer/cruiser sailing sloop that was first announced back in the summer of 2012.
WinWin is a spectacular modern racer/cruiser designed by Javier Jaudenes. With a light displacement of 82 tonnes, this sailing yacht has been designed for regattas and long family cruises. Decisions were made to use advanced technologies and materials for the build, such as a pre-preg carbon sandwich with a foam core for the hull, a lifting keel, a submarine anchor system, and state-of-the-art insulation to ensure high levels of comfort below decks. Special features will include a drop-down glass bulkhead between the raised saloon and cockpit creating interconnected interior and exterior areas.
In response to the owners' wishes the forward section is mostly taken up by an exceptionally generous master suite comprised of a large, full width cabin with en-suite shower room, and a study and owners' lounge stretching down the port side complete with desk, three sided settee and ample storage. Facing that across the centreline is a Pullman cabin for the owners to use when passage-making, demonstrating that this yacht is intended for serious sailing.
The deck saloon is a well-proportioned seating and entertaining area with plenty of light, not least as a result of the retracting glass bulkhead that leads out to the cockpit to create a single, dramatic, unified space. Other features of the saloon include a daybed aft on the starboard side and side windows that can be opened.
The aft section of the boat includes two twin guest cabins each with en-suite, plus a fully-equipped galley, crew mess with navigation station, and two Pullman cabins providing high-quality accommodation for up to four crew.
In keeping with the brief for a light, minimalist finish, the interior uses washed and limed oak veneers for the floors and interior joinery, while lacquered overheads aid in reflecting light throughout. Concealed light panels help maintain the atmosphere of clean simplicity.
Loro Piana, the Italian fabric house long associated with the world of sailing, supplied the fabrics used in the interior, while the linings came from Majilite. The leather upholstery and headboards were supplied by Edelman, and the fittings are by Dornbracht, Hansgrohe and Turnstyle.
'WinWin is an uncompromising cruiser/racer designed for owners who intend to spend many hours on board,' said Design Unlimited's Mark Tucker. 'It has been a pleasure to work with owners who have a clear vision of what they wish to achieve and we believe the result is a yacht that is perfect for extended, long-distance cruising as well as exciting racing.'