UPDATE, NOVEMBER 10, 2017: Tricked-out technology will make the Baltic 142 a better performer. The superyacht will feature a Dynamic Stability System (DSS), a moving foil. Situated athwartships, it measures 29’6″ (9 meters) long and sits just below the waterline, part of the yacht structure. DSS boosts performance. In fact, when deployed to leeward, it creates more lift. This, in turn, reduces heel, damps pitching, pushes speed, and increases comfort. Baltic Yachts says the Baltic 142 should see anywhere from a five- to 20-percent speed boost, in fact, depending on conditions. The Baltic 142 is the first superyacht employing the DSS, but interestingly, the technology that helps deploy it comes from the America’s Cup. Specifically, the technology comes from Land Rover BAR, a.k.a. Ben Ainslie’s team.
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Don’t tell the Baltic Yachts team that sailing-yacht sales lag behind motoryacht sales. This year, it’s starting work on three new megayacht models. The biggest among them is a Baltic 142 Custom.
As you might expect, the yacht is for a repeat customer. Unfortunately, Baltic Yachts cannot release renderings at this time. For perspective, though, take a look at My Song above, a Baltic 130. Like her, the Baltic 142 Custom is meant to be a fast performance yacht. The owner additionally wants to indulge in long-distance cruising. Farr Yacht Design, which has worked with the yard before, is responsible for naval architecture. As is Baltic Yachts’ practice, the Baltic 142 Custom will feature carbon composite construction. In terms of the interior design, for now the builder will just say that Lucio Micheletti is the owner’s choice. This project represents the first time that the builder and designer are collaborating. Micheletti, through Milan-based Micheletti+Partners, specializes in designs that blend Old World and modern-day sensibilities.
While the Baltic 142 Custom is, of course, a significant size, she’s not the biggest Baltic under construction. The shipyard will soon launch Pink Gin VI, measuring 175 feet (53.3 meters). She represents not just its largest commission, but also the world’s largest carbon-composite sloop.
Smaller in size but no less in importance, the shipyard will further soon start construction on two other projects. They’re the Baltic 112 Custom and Baltic 85 Custom. The 112 bears naval architecture by Malcolm McKeon and will race in regattas as well as cruise. Adam Lay Studio is fashioning the interiors. The 85, meanwhile, is a Bill Dixon design meant solely for cruising, both regional and global. Mark Whiteley Design is handling her interiors.
Baltic Yachts hasn’t divulged the delivery dates for any of the three projects.