34m sailing superyacht nearing completion at Baltic Yachts
by Malcolm MacLean
A collaboration between Reichel Pugh and Nauta Design, this 34m custom performance cruiser was designed for a Dutch client. The yacht is currently being built at Baltic Yachts' facilities in Finland and is reaching its final stages of construction.
Elegant teak on the cockpit floors, deck & coachroof blends with the modern lines of the deck geometry. A coaming protected sitting and lounging area is located aft of the modern styled coachroof. The protected recessed entertainment area is clear of winches and sail handling equipment, providing safety and comfort to the yacht’s guests when cruising or racing. With the majority of the winches located aft near the steering wheels, the yacht can be efficiently raced by a small number of crew.
The deck layout is simple and designed from a racing sailor’s point of view without compromising aesthetics making the yacht visually stunning and complementing outstanding sailing performance with ease of handling.
The design of the yacht’s hull and appendages are driven by pure performance with the volume for a modern and luxurious interior. The shapes are always focusing on performance and speed without compromising control. A state of the art hydraulically powered lifting keel, constructed by APM in Italy, allows for docking in shallower marinas, when retracted, while providing increased stability when fully extended for racing and cruising.
Underdeck, this superyacht is very modern and comfortable. In the areas forward and aft of the main saloon the yacht has 4 double staterooms & 2 double crew quarters, each fully equipped with heads and showers to provide privacy and comfort for guests and crew. The spacious owner’s stateroom, located forward of the main saloon and forward guest cabins, has extensive sitting and storage arrangements and a luxurious en-suite bathroom with shower to provide luxury, privacy and comfort while racing or long distance cruising.
The saloon dining and sitting area has a panoramic outside view through the coachroof window arrangement and room for sitting up to 10 people around the saloon table on the portside and an additional five on an extended sitting area on the starboard side. Insulating the interior and reducing unwanted noise from machinery has been important in this project and one of the driving elements behind the choices made in structural arrangements and insulating materials.