Comfortable cruising? Check. Racing? Check. Liara does both. While she soaks up the last of the Mediterranean summer, this Baltic 112 superyacht sloop has her eyes on some big prizes. Come wintertime, she’ll cross the Atlantic to participate in February’s RORC Caribbean 600. That 600-mile offshore race isn’t enough, though. She’ll then participate in the
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
Your first clues that Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design wants MM725 to bring something different to the superyacht sailing market are the fold-down balconies off the cockpit. The more you look at the concept design, the more you see the UK-based studio brings creative change. Backed by proven engineering, the MM725 should attract owners wanting more from
Measuring 195’9” (59.7 meters), Project 404 from Royal Huisman will be a substantial-size sailing yacht come delivery. What’s more, the shipyard promises “unprecedented performance” and a variety of technologies that are either new to market or still in development. The owner of this sloop wishes to cruise the world while simultaneously enjoying spirited sailing. Furthermore,
At 256 feet (78 meters) LOA, this sailing superyacht has a lot of fine features. One thing she doesn’t have, though, may surprise you. The project MM78, from Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design, lacks a flying bridge. On purpose. The owner of this “mega sloop,” as McKeon calls her, wanted all-around views while in the cockpit.
“This is a really light construction for cruising and racing, which makes it an exciting project.” So says Tommy Johannson, Baltic Yachts’ project manager. He’s referring to the Baltic 112 Custom designed by Malcolm McKeon, who in turn refers to the sailing superyacht as the MM341. Both sets of numbers come from her LOA: 112 in