Liara was delivered in 2019 and was the first Malcolm McKeon-designed sailing yacht to be built by Finnish shipyard Baltic Yachts. She was commissioned for an experienced sailing yacht owner who wanted to sail the world as well as participate in races.
This carbon cruiser was built from a lightweight advanced carbon composite - and is one of the lightest Baltic projects delivered for her size - with a high performance rig by Southern Spars. Liara's deck is noticeably "clean" with winches and the tails of the halyards and sheets hidden below deck, along with under-deck bins for stowing headsails.
Other technical features include a telescopic lifting keel, submarine anchoring system and a rotating propulsion system. The sails are also programmed with a barcoding system that means when Liara tacks, the same trim can be instantly replicated on the other tack
Guest amenities begin in the cockpit with a removable hard-top bimini providing protection from the elements when at anchor or underway. Below deck, Liara features a bright and beachy interior from the boards of Adam Lay with accommodation for eight guests and a crew of five. The interior decor has a "Channel Islands feel" with stained, brushed, limed and varnished oak.
The saloon is split into two levels with a dining area on the port side and a lounge to starboard. Recessing the deck panels within the structural beams gives the deck saloon excellent headroom while keeping the overall profile low. The lower level features a reading nook with an L-shaped sofa.
Liara went on to win the awards for Best Exterior Design and Best Interior at the 2020 BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards.
Under the power of her single 425hp Caterpillar engine, she can cruise at a top speed of 12.5 knots. Liara can even operate in 'silent mode' with hotel services running.
Price available on application with Fraser.