Baltic announced they have started construction of the Baltic 175 Pink Gin VI the same year as the company celebrates its 40th anniversary. "We have enjoyed a long and sucessful relationship with the owner and this will be his 6th yacht from our yard, with design by judel/vrolijk & co", Baltic comments.
The basic concept behind the design for the Baltic 175 is to improve on the already successful concept of Baltic 152. The boat will have a vertical bow, long overhang and a deep lifting keel.
The displacement of 235 tons (light craft) is low for a boat of this size due to the carbon sandwich hull and deck construction. To keep the displacement as low as possible it was decided to go for a lifting keel configuration with a draft of 7.00 m in sailing displacement and a minimum draft of 4.50m.
The sailplan is very generous with a mast height of nearly 67 metres above water level that will guarantee good performance in all conditions. The sailplan has two headstays, one for the big non-overlapping Jib, one for a staysail. The big furling Code Zero will be attached on a fixed bowsprit.
Development of the cockpit area is being shared by Design Unlimited in collaboration with judel/vrolijk. The owner has had a big influence with clear intentions for the use of this space and as a result it will be divided into three zones. Forward will be the large main entertaining cockpit with a free-standing dining area and a variety of seating areas with everyone’s comfort in mind. The focal point of the main cockpit will be the free-standing bar with access to the all-important galley and crew mess below, so that service and catering can be a seamless experience for the owner and his guests. The helm and navigation area is linked to the impressive aft cockpit which comprises of a cozy breakfast area and two large day beds for sunbathing plus bimini options for those lazy afternoons of relaxation. The deck house with design styling by judel/vrolijk will be timeless without the normal retro touches which can often be seen on this kind of yacht.
The interior layout and styling have also been entrusted to Design Unlimited. The new yacht will take on all the timeless qualities and eclectic touches of the Pink Gin lifestyle that have been admired by so many. She will have an interior where texture and surface treatment will be of great relevance and select materials used to produce a strikingly provocative interior with elegant cozy touches so that the owner can be comfortable on his world cruising voyages. One of the many interesting features of the yacht is the Master Stateroom which is located forward. This is a large, open-plan suite that incorporates an impressive fold out balcony for the owner to enjoy a space that is both totally private and which allows a wonderfully intimate connection to the sea.
This new Baltic 175 will be another statement for the whole team and the final design and styling will reflect the owner’s taste for aesthetics.