Baltic Yachts starts work on a 32.6m custom sailing yacht

Baltic Yachts continues its busy streak with a commission to build a 32.64 metre fast cruiser for an owner who is an experienced sailor and wants a yacht that will be just as fast, efficient and comfortable in the Caribbean as it will be in the cooler climes of the North American coast, as he intends to sail her widely.

With his reputation for designing beautiful yachts with good performance German Frers has been appointed naval architect while Adam Lay turns his hand to the interior, which will be modern and elegant with oak the keynote timber. The layout will accommodate eight in an owner's suite and three guest cabins, while the crew will be accommodated in three cabins.

The yacht will be constructed from carbon composite using the split mould method successfully used for the Baltic 83. Port and starboard side female CNC moulds will be built, both incorporating transom and deck. This means interior items will be easier to install and flat level working will significantly cut down on construction time, enabling the yard to meet the target delivery date of summer 2013.

A telescopic lifting keel with give the yacht a shallow draught and avoid any intrusion into the saloon area, fulfilling criteria for comfortable living on board and ensuring the yacht's access to shallower anchorages and harbours, while performance aspirations were behind the choice of carbon for the rig and rigging.

The project will be managed by Nigel Ingram of MCM, with Mark von Drashek as yacht manager and George Bourgoignie of Baltic Yachts working closely with the owner throughout.