“We can’t wait to get started!” declares Anders Kurten, the CEO of Baltic Yachts, in reference to the Baltic 111 Custom, a new ultra-lightweight sailing superyacht. A lot of details are still confidential, including the profile. However, the Finnish shipyard pledges she’ll break new ground as one of its most extreme projects to date.
The owners enjoy swift coastal and offshore sailing, so Baltic’s experience in lightweight composite construction suits that well. In fact, its history of keeping a watchful eye on weight during the build process and meeting design targets influenced the decision.
The Baltic 111 Custom’s design concept is from Jarkko Jämsén of Navia Design, who further assembled the full design team. Namely, they include Botin Partners for naval architecture, and PURE Design and engineering for structural engineering. Additionally, A2B Marine Projects is overseeing project management. The firm is familiar with Baltic Yachts, having collaborated with the shipyard on sailing superyachts like Liara, WinWin, and Visione. Perhaps not coincidentally, each of these yachts is a spirited performer. Each has entered several regattas, too.
Since weight and performance are the primary drivers of the entire project, the Baltic 111 Custom will incorporate “spectacular technical solutions,” the shipyard hints. While some of those solutions remain undisclosed at least for now, for now Baltic Yachts says the structure will actually be part of the interior. Further to achieve the lightweight goal, bamboo and rattan are prominent interior decor materials. Indeed, the yacht will truly have luxurious accommodations, with a minimalist, modern ambience and creature comforts like air conditioning.
Construction starts on the Baltic 111 Custom next month. She’s set for launch in May 2023.
A2B Marine Projects a2b-maritime.eu
Baltic Yachts balticyachts.fi
Botin Partners botinpartners.com
Navia Design naviadesign.fi
PURE Design and Engineering pde.co.nz