One-hundred twelve feet (34.41 meters) in length, Liara launched earlier this week in Finland, at Baltic Yachts. While her owner eagerly looks forward to enjoying family cruising in summertime, competition is on his mind, too. Suffice it to say that when the 2019-2020 Caribbean superyacht regatta season starts, he intends to leave other racers in his wake.
Liara, a.k.a. the Baltic 112 Custom, is an all-carbon sloop. Baltic Yachts has earned renown for constructing carbon composite cruisers and racers. To ensure an even stronger performance edge, the owner approached Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design. The two companies had never collaborated before, interesting enough. But, they expect good results from Liara. It’s partly due to her telescopic lifting keel, which makes draft range from 13 to 20 feet (3.91 to 6.15 meters). It’s also partly due to Baltic Yachts’ proprietary retractable propulsion system. This boosts speed and increases maneuverability. Baltic Yachts credits the owner’s choice of John Walker as her captain, too, saying “there’s potential here for a podium finish wherever she competes.”
When the owner and his family vacation onboard, Liara has a few features they’ll enjoy. The transom, for example, open to form a handy swim platform. In addition, the family can enjoy dining alfresco in the cockpit under the shade of a bimini. All of this comes along with an interior showing off limed oak, from Adam Lay Studio.
Delivery should take place in several more weeks.
Baltic Yachts balticyachts.fi
Malcom McKeon Yacht Design malcolmmckeonyachtdesign.com
Adam Lay Studio adamlaystudio.co.uk