Baltic Yachts waved farewell to the brand new 54-metre sailing yacht Pink Gin VI earlier today as the world’s largest carbon sloop set off on her maiden voyage across the Baltic and North Seas to reach the Mediterranean for a season of cruising with her owner. The delivery comes following an exciting few days at the Finnish shipyard that involved several international yachting press, valued Baltic Yachts owners and shipyard staff.
The fun kicked off with an insightful symposium in the town of Jakobstad examining the Next Generation of Superyachts. The three-day event included inspiring talks by Baltic majority-shareholder and Pink Gin VI owner, Professor Georg Näder as well as Professor Alf Rehn and automotive designer Peter Kägi, whose work in the automotive world has influenced several innovative projects at Baltic Yachts.
The event also included an exclusive first sea trial on board Pink Gin VI and SuperYachtTimes.com Editor, Charl van Rooy had the privilege of taking part and getting a first-hand feel of what this innovative yacht is all about. A visit on board the striking new 78ft motor yacht Bill and Me, launched just a few days before, was another highlight of the trip.
The remainder of the week saw Baltic Yachts host its extended family of clients and friends at the shipyard to celebrate the completion of the Pink Gin VI project during a relaxed evening under the midnight sun in Finland.