Baltic Yachts to build 44.6 metre sailing superyacht
by Miranda Blazeby
Finnish yard Baltic Yachts is to build a custom-designed 44.6 metre sailing superyacht. The bluewater cruising Baltic 146 will be equipped with a lifting keel, reducing the draught to 3.4 metres.
Sporting naval architecture and interior design by the Judel/Vrolijk & Co design studio, the yacht will have a 9.35 metre beam and will be built in advanced composites.
Key on-deck features include a solid bimini extending from the large deck saloon, and another bimini shading the two sheering positions. The yacht will also be equipped with twin rudders, a tender well on the foredeck, fold-over anchor system and 550hp main engine.
Accommodation will be for eight guests in an owner’s double cabin and three further double guest cabins. Seven crew will be accommodated in four aft cabins.
Designer Rolf Vrolijk said, “This is a great opportunity to further develop the high performance, multi-role superyacht for which our design studio and Baltic Yachts have become renowned.” Baltic chief executive Henry Hawkins added, “This will be the third largest yacht by volume built by Baltic and we are relishing the challenge of working on such an important yacht.”
Sebastien Allebrodt of A2B Maritime Consultants will project manage the build on behalf of the owner. Production is due to begin on February 11, 2019 for a mid-summer 2021 delivery.
Other projects currently underway at the Finnish yard include the Baltic 112 Custom sailing yacht Liara, which is due for delivery in summer 2019.