Finnish shipyard Baltic Yachts has announced a construction update of its in-build 33.5 metre sailing yacht, the Baltic 110 Custom.
The all-carbon yacht has had her deck installed and hull painted. The yard has also unveiled that the 2.4 metre bowsprit, which would usually be a separate composite moulding, has been built into the hull mould to provide a "fair and much neater finish".
The Baltic 110 Custom, which began construction last year, was commissioned by a highly experienced family with around-the-world cruising in mind. Designed by Malcolm McKeon, the sloop-rigged sailing yacht will build on the partnership between the studio and the shipyard which began with the delivery of the award-winning 34-metre Liara in 2019.
The custom design features an all-carbon structure and a "generous sail plan" to ensure "excellent all-round sailing performance", said Malcolm McKeon. "The exterior styling is new and contemporary and maximises the use of glass in the superstructure to create a light and open interior feel," he said.
The Baltic 110 Custom will be the third vessel to feature the shipyard's electric propulsion system and will also be equipped with low-emission generators designed to meet the IMO Tier 3 emissions regulations. Other features include a telescopic keel and a rig package from Southern Spars.
Henry Hawkins, vice president of Baltic Yachts said there has been a "surge in demand" for clients seeking electric propulsion and other environmentally conscious solutions. "There’s a clear trend developing in support of low emissions yachting and we are excited to be building another yacht featuring the latest technology which supports a cleaner, greener environment.”
In addition to its eco-credentials, the yacht will run a high-voltage electrical system that will allow the vessel to operate in "silent mode" for long periods of time. Meanwhile, interior design has been handed to Andreas Martin-Löf and will be his first yacht project.
News of the sale follows the announcement of another new contract signed for a high-performance, "ultra-lightweight" Baltic 111 Custom sailing yacht.