Construction Update on 39.6 Metre Baltic 117 Sailing Yacht
by Miranda Blazeby
Finnish sailing yacht specialist Baltic Yachts has given a construction update on its in-build 39.6 metre Baltic 117 sailing yacht.
The advanced composite hull of the 39.6 metre custom classic sloop has now been released from the split mould at the yard's facility in Jakobstad.
A video released by the yard shows the 16 ton hull being lifted clear from the mould by two overhead cranes and lowered into a cradle where it will remain until the yacht is ready to launch.
Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, the yacht remains on track for delivery in 2021.
It comes after the yacht was commissioned by “experienced” yachtsman but new Baltic client in June 2019.
The custom yacht has been designed by Dutch firm Dykstra Naval Architects with 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.
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.
A “light and contemporary” interior design meanwhile comes from deVosdeVries with key materials including stained oak, dark bog oak trims and “industrial chic hardware.”
Chief executive of Baltic Yachts, Henry Hawkins, previously said he was “delighted” to be working with a new client. “A great deal of pre-planning and engineering has gone into this project and we are enjoying working with the owner.”