Baltic Yachts has begun work on its latest project, a 32.6m lightweight carbon composite cruising yacht. Commissioned for a North American client, the contract was signed this spring for her delivery in 2013.
She will be built using a ‘split mould’ construction technique normally seen on production yachts. Baltic tested the method on its Baltic 83 and reported that it had shortened the construction time, provided an efficient way of installing interior items and enabled work to begin from floor level up, rather than climbing to reach different levels.  Baltic will build port and starboard side female moulds using CNC (Computer Numerical Control), both of which will incorporate the transom and the deck. The yard said the faster process will ‘help meet the target of a delivery date of summer 2013.’
Baltic 107’s owner is ‘a passionate sailor who enjoys sailing in hot climates’, particularly the Caribbean, but also the cooler North American coast. Although the yacht will be high performance, its prime purpose is for ‘fast, efficient and comfortable cruising’.
Architecture is by Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering. Adam Lay, who previously worked with Baltic on the Baltic 141 Canica project, will head up interior design and styling. Plans for the interior feature oak as the primary wood, for a ‘modern and elegant’ finish. Nigel Ingram of MCM will be project manager with Mark von Drashek appointed as yacht manager.

Baltic 107 custom

A shallow draught and comfortable interior living are priorities, meaning the Baltic 107 will be fitted with a telescopic keel so as not to impinge on the salon area. The carbon rig will be supported by carbon fibre rigging, reflecting the high performance aspirations of the yacht.

Related Links

Baltic Yachts Profile | Baltic Yachts Website

Adam Lay Studio Profile | Adam Lay Website

Frers Profile | Frers Website

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