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Launched: new Baltic 130 revealed

Written by
Charl van Rooy

Finnish shipyard Baltic Yachts has recently launched their tenth fully custom sailing yacht measuring over 30 metres. The new Baltic 130 is the shipyard’s fourth collaboration with the designers at Nauta Yachts who created the yacht’s interior and exterior guest spaces. Reichel Pugh Yacht Design is responsible for the naval architecture of the vessel with Nigel Ingram from MCM having operated as the owner’s representative throughout the build.

Her 40 metre length overall (LOA) carbon pre-preg hull has been designed using nine virtual CFD models to achieve the most efficient design possible. She boasts an impressive LOA/displacement ratio, where 102 tons are displaced in dry conditions by the 40 metre hull. The added high aspect ratio of her lifting fin keel, which ranges from 4.5 metre (14’9’’) to 7 metre (23’), means she will undoubtedly be able to live up to her performance criteria.

The yacht features a distinctive racing image with sharp lines, wide and open deck spaces and a low profile deckhouse. Nauta Yachts further designed her to be as lightweight as possible, while also focusing on achieving a well-insulated interior environment free from sound and vibration. Estimations predict that the new Baltic 130 will be able to reach speeds up to 28 knots.

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Did you know that in 2017....

  • 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
  • 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
  • 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
  • 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
  • 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA