Finnish shipyard Baltic Yachts has released the first exterior rendering of its in-build 33.5 metre all-carbon sailing yacht.
The Baltic 110, 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.
Construction on the hull is already well underway and is on track for delivery in 2023. The first bulkheads are currently being fitted to the hull and work has already begun on the deck and deckhouse.
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 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.