Baltic Yachts starts construction on Baltic 146 sailing yacht

Written by Charl van Rooy

Construction on the new 44.6-metre custom sailing yacht Baltic 146 got underway in Jakobstad this month as the Finnish yacht builder progresses with its third largest project in history following the 66.7-metre Hetairos (2011) and 55-metre Pink Gin IV (2017).Baltic 146 Custom BluewaterPhoto: Baltic Yachts

The full-custom project was commissioned by her owner in October 2018 and following the completion of the technical drawing stage, work has now begun on the moulding of the carbon fibre hull. The hull is being built in four parts; a bottom section (pictured here), two side sections and a transom section that will cover the stern of the yacht. “Building the yacht in sections means our workers can access the mould more easily for improved accuracy and speed,” comments Baltic Yachts.Baltic 146 yacht under construction at Baltic YachtsPhoto: Baltic Yachts

Developed with global bluewater cruising in mind, the new composite yacht will feature naval architecture and an interior design by design studio Judel/Vrolijk & Co.

For easy manoeuvrability in port and out at sea, the Baltic 146 comes with a twin rudder setup and a lifting keel system that reduces the yacht’s draft to just 3.4 metres. The forward-facing pull-propeller can be rotated and used as a stern thruster for those windy days in port. Baltic custom 146 bluewater sloopPhoto: Baltic Yachts

Inside, a total of eight guests are accommodated for in an owner’s suite and three double guest cabins. 

The construction process is said to last 24 months and will embark on a world voyage following her launch in 2021. 

Baltic Yachts currently have two additional projects under construction as the Baltic 142 Canova and Baltic 112 Liara take shape ahead of their respective launches later this year. 

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