A circumnavigation is in the cards for the new Baltic 146 Path. Having completed sea trials, she is in her experienced owner’s hands, a sailor who already has one ’round-the-world trip under his belt.
Since he has such in-depth knowledge, the owner brought a lot of that to the table in designing the project. He coordinated efforts with Judel/Vrolijk for naval architecture as well as interior design, along with his project-management and representation teams. Notably, Henry Hawkins, Baltic’s executive vice president, says they helped Path, a.k.a. the Baltic 146 Custom, launch and see delivery ahead of schedule.
The 146-footer (44.6-meter) is a bluewater cruiser and Baltic’s third-largest sailing superyacht by volume. She has a number of features that cater specifically to varying situations. For instance, her pushbutton-operation sail plan enables a short-handed crew to adjust to wind conditions more easily. Additionally, she has a forward-facing sail-drive propulsion system that rotates 340 degrees to bolster maneuverability. As you might expect, the Baltic 146 Path further has a lifting keel. Draft therefore can reduce from 19 feet (5.9 meters) to 11 feet (3.4 meters).
Unexpected, though, are the solar panels on her hardtop (above). They cover 646 square feet (60 square meters), feeding a battery bank. The batteries in turn power onboard comfort systems, lessening the need for the gensets. On a related note, the yacht is Baltic’s first to have primary propulsion and other machinery meeting IMO’s Tier III emissions standards.
The owner will be able to travel the world with eight guests plus seven crewmembers and a captain. Friends and family can enjoy the way the deck saloon flows out into the shaded main cockpit. The cockpit, by the way, benefits from mesh side screens that the crew can install when the weather turns. For a bit of privacy, the owner has a lounge within his suite fitted with a glass wall that can show movies or TV, or even sailing information. Yet another video wall of sorts is in a second upper lounge.
You can visit Path, with a foredeck dinghy hold/swimming pool, at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.
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