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Baltic to build 39.6 metre custom classic sloop

Finnish sailing yacht specialist Baltic Yachts has signed a contract for a 39.6 metre custom classic sloop.

Commissioned by an “experienced” yachtsman, 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.

Baltic revealed that it has been working closely with a specialist air conditioning company to realise this ambition.

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.”

Construction on the project is expected to begin this autumn, with delivery scheduled for 2021.

Chief executive of Baltic Yachts, Henry Hawkins, 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.”

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