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Baltic launches 39.6m Baltic 117 sailing yacht Perseverance

21 June 2021• Written by Miranda Blazeby

Finnish sailing yacht builder Baltic Yachts has launched the 39.6 metre Baltic 117 sailing yacht, which has now been named Perseverance

The 39.6 metre custom classic sloop, which was built at the yard's Jakobstad facility, features an advanced composite and is due for delivery later this year.

The yacht was commissioned by “experienced” yachtsman but new Baltic client in June 2019. The custom yacht is designed by Dutch firm Dykstra Naval Architects and features a straight stem, bowsprit, counter stern and deep bulwarks.

Described as possessing “distinctive pilot cutter-style features”, the yacht will also have a “very modern approach to emissions and the environment,” the yard said.

This includes features such as “smart” cabins, which are designed to automatically reduce power consumption when empty. Air conditioning energy waste will also be recycled to heat water on board.

The electric propulsion system will be powered by a lithium ion battery bank, allowing the yacht to operate in “silent” mode for long periods of time.

A basic rendering of the project

Accommodation will be for a total of eight guests in a forward owner’s suite and three other double guest cabins. Crew accommodation aft will allow for a staff of six.

Delivery is expected to take place in 2021

A “light and contemporary” interior design meanwhile comes from deVosdeVries with key materials including stained oak, dark bog oak trims and “industrial chic hardware.”