Finnish shipyard Baltic Yachts launches 33.5-metre all-carbon sailing yacht Zemi

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34m Baltic custom sailing yacht Zemi delivered

17 August 2023 • Written by Holly Overton

Finnish shipyard Baltic Yachts has delivered its 33.5-metre sailing yacht Zemi following successful sea trials in Jakobstad. 

Named after an ancient Caribbean deity, Zemi is a Baltic 110 Custom characterised by a metallic bronze hull, low-profile coach roof and teak deck that curves over the lip of the transom.

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Zemi began construction last year and was commissioned by a highly experienced family with around-the-world cruising in mind. Designed by Malcolm McKeon, the sloop-rigged sailing yacht builds on the partnership between the studio and the shipyard that began with the delivery of the award-winning 34-metre Liara in 2019.

Among her many distinctive features, Zemi's main cockpit can be converted into a large sun lounging area with added protection by a combined fold-down spray hood and full-length removable bimini. 

Details of her fold-out transom and bathing platform, which lead into a stern garage for a Williams tender, were also revealed by the yard, including McKeon's trademark wrap-over teak decking continuing onto the transom. 

Zemi was launched in June 2023
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Zemi offers multiple headsail options for various weather conditions, comprising a fixed furling J1 and J2, a detachable storm jib stay, a furling Code sail tacked forward of the J1 and a variety of A sails set off the fixed bowsprit, which has been built into the hull moulding. 

Other performance-oriented measures include twin rudders and a telescopic lifting keel with a 28-tonne bulb, which can reduce draught from six metres to 3.95 metres. The yacht is also the third to feature Baltic's electric propulsion system and is equipped with low-emission generators designed to meet the IMO Tier 3 emissions regulations

In addition to her eco-credentials, Zemi features a high-voltage electrical system that will allow her to operate in "silent mode" for long periods of time. Meanwhile, interior design was completed by Andreas Martin-Löf as his first yacht project and features warm walnut and limestone veneers bonded to lightweight honeycomb structures.

Following her delivery, Zemi is now expected to head north to Iceland before turning her bows south towards Scotland. She will then head for the Canaries, followed by an Atlantic crossing to the Caribbean where she intends to compete in the St Barths Bucket in 2024. 

According to BOATPro, the shipyard's 33.8-metre Baltic Custom 111, Raven, is due for delivery next month.

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