Baltic teams up with Design Unlimited for new motor yacht range

27 January 2017 • Written by Chris Jefferies

Finnish boatbuilder Baltic Yachts has announced a new range of composite motor yachts, which have been designed in collaboration with British studio Design Unlimited.

Three models have been created, ranging from 24-41 metres, all of which will have accommodation for 8-12 guests and six crewmembers. MTU will provide the drivetrain for the first Baltic motor yachts, with the aim of hitting a top speed of 24 knots.

The Baltic 112MY is one of three new models in this series

Professor Hans Georg Näder, owner of Baltic Yachts, explained that the inspiration for this range came from the yard’s recent refit of the classic 24.7 metre yacht Sunny Day.

“We are leaders, not followers,” he added. “The Baltic Yachts name conveys quality, prestige and performance, and Baltic Motor Yachts extends this experience and reputation into a new area of yachting.”

The first model in the series is the Baltic 112MY, which is a raised pilothouse design with a large superyacht sundeck sporting a cocktail bar and room for three sunloungers aft. The main deck features interior and exterior dining areas separated by an informal lounge, as well as the owner’s cabin, complete with walk-in wardrobe.

The guest accommodation below deck will be offered in two layouts; either as a pair of full-beam staterooms, or split into two double cabins and a pair of twin cabins. Other key features include notably broad side decks and a transom garage with enough room to store both a tender and a Jet Ski.

Power comes from a pair of 2,600hp MTU 2000 16V M96L engines, while a total fuel capacity of 20,000 litres will allow for extended coastal cruises at 18 knots.

Other projects currently under development at the Finnish yard include a recently sold 43 metre sailing yacht. The Baltic 142 Custom was developed in collaboration with Farr Yacht Design for a repeat client.

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