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Baltic Yachts to build new hybrid 36m Custom Classic sloop

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Charl van Rooy

Baltic Yachts today announced that is has been commissioned by an experienced owner to build a new advanced composite Baltic 117 Custom Classic sailing yacht as designed by Dutch design office, Dykstra Naval Architects. Construction will get underway this autumn and is expected to be completed in 2021. Baltic 117 Custom Classic sloopPhoto: Baltic Yachts

Designed with a classic look to resemble a pilot cutter, the Baltic 117 sailing yacht is made for global cruising with several innovative features hidden beneath its decks. The yard has been working with air-conditioning specialists to minimise wasted heated air for example, as Baltic’s Matthew Lester explains: “This is a very consumption conscious vessel using sophisticated computerised monitoring to pre-determine cabin ‘sleep’ modes depending on the conditions.”

The yacht will use an electric propulsion system that is powered by a lithium-ion battery bank to allow it to operate in a ‘silent’ mode during its world travels. In addition, the DNV GL unlimited worldwide charter code the yacht will be built to will allow it to venture into nearly every corner of the seven seas. Baltic 117 Custom Classic sloopPhoto: Baltic Yachts

The interior, designed by deVosdeVries, is described as ‘light and contemporary’ by the Dutch studio who has created a four-cabin layout for the yacht’s guests with a master suite forward and three double guest cabins midships. The yacht’s six crew members will have their own separate quarters in the aft section. 

Baltic Yachts’ CEO Henry Hawkins commented: “We are delighted to be working with a new client who is both a keen yachtsman and is technically experienced. A great deal of pre-planning and engineering has gone into this project and we are enjoying working with the owner.”

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