Baltic Yachts to build largest motor yacht project MY78
by Chris Jefferies
Finnish yard Baltic Yachts has taken an order for a 23.77 metre motor yacht, which will be built under the project name MY78.
Due for completion in summer 2017, the Baltic Yachts MY78 will be the largest motor yacht that the renowned sailing superyacht yard has built to date.
The main superstructure contains two separate saloons, one for lounging and another for dining — a feature normally reserved for much larger craft. Both areas will provide easy access to the exterior relaxation spaces.
All of the accommodation is situated below deck and the layout comprises an owner’s suite up in the bows, two guest cabins amidships and two crew cabins fitted back aft.
The Baltic Yachts MY78 will be based on a composite semi-planing hull, which is designed to cruise comfortably at its top speed of 25 knots.
The engine set-up and cruising range have not yet been revealed, but the main construction material on the MY78 is believed to be carbon fibre, which is Baltic Yachts’ speciality.
In a statement Baltic Yachts added that it will be working closely with project manager Roberto Martinez of Martinez Consulting.
Other upcoming Baltic Yachts projects include the 53.9 metre sailing yacht Pink Gin VI, which is also due to be launched in 2017. What’s more, the Finnish yard has recently launched the 39.62 metre Reichel-Pugh designed Baltic 130 Custom at its Bosund facility.