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Revealed: 39.6m Baltic 117 sailing yacht exits shed

8 June 2021By Miranda Blazeby

The 39.6 metre Baltic 117 sailing yacht currently underway at Finnish sailing yacht builder Baltic Yachts has moved closer to its launch after emerging from the shed. 

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

It comes after 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.”