Business booming at Baltic as third new contract is signed
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:25 AM
Baltic Yachts has won a contract to build a 110ft sloop, the third Baltic superyacht to feature electric propulsion as environmental considerations continue to dominate designs following the launch of Baltic 142 Canova and the imminent launch of the Baltic 117 Custom.
The news comes in the wake of two recently signed contracts, one for the high-performance Baltic 111 Custom and another for the third Baltic 67 Performance Cruiser.
Baltic Yachts Executive Vice President Henry Hawkins said the company’s sales team was working on a number of further contracts.
“I am delighted to report a surge in demand for Baltic Yachts with an increasing number of clients looking at electric propulsion and other environmentally conscious solutions we can offer,” he said.
The new yacht, designed by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design, responsible for the successful Baltic 112 Liara, will not only feature an electric drive, but also low emission twin 129kW generators using new Cummins diesel engines designed to meet IMO Tier 3 emissions regulations.
The proven Danfoss electric propulsion unit, powered by Lithium-ion batteries, will drive through a conventional shaft. The benefits of the electric drive include vastly reduced emissions, high levels of efficiency, a quieter drive train with reduced vibration and a modular setup allowing flexibility within the engine room.
“There’s a clear trend developing in support of low emissions yachting and we are delighted to be building another yacht featuring the latest technology which supports a cleaner, greener environment,” said Henry Hawkins.
The powerful cruising sloop has been developed by a highly experienced and knowledgeable sailing family and is designed for long distance global voyaging. She will also feature a high voltage electrical system enabling the yacht to operate in silent mode for long periods of time while maintaining super-comfortable onboard living conditions. Interior design will be by the award-winning, Stockholm-based Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter.
The all-carbon sloop will be fitted with a lifting keel, a Southern Spars rig package and may feature newly developed photovoltaic sun awnings which will further enhance the yacht’s eco-energy credentials.
In charge of external project management will be A2B Marine Projects and, with building starting shortly, the Baltic 110 Custom will be due for delivery in 2023.
The announcement of the Baltic 110 project comes at a busy time for the company. Baltic 146 Path has just been launched at the yard in Jakobstad and will be followed shortly by the first of the new Baltic 68 Café Racers and the Baltic 117 Custom is also nearing completion.
LOA 33.50 m
LWL 31.20 m
Beam 7.60 m
Draft 3.80/5.80 m
Naval architect: Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design
Interior design: Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter
Owner’s representative: A2B Marine Projects