Construction of the new 44.6-metre (146-foot) custom sailing superyacht, the Baltic 146, has begun in Jakobstad, Finland.
Baltic Yachts has released images of the first stages of the yachts construction. This comes after the Finnish shipyard announced its order for the Baltic 146 in November last year.
The Baltic 146 will feature naval architecture and interior design from renowned design studio Judel / Vrolijk & Co.
Standout features of the new build will include two biminis, one extending from the large deck saloon and the other shading the two sheering positions.
The foredeck will host a tender well for optimal storage allowing for more activity on the deck. The yacht will also be equipped with twin rudders and a fold-over anchor system in addition to a 550hp main engine.
Once completed, its lifting keel will reduce the draught to just 3.4 metres. The yacht will also boast a 9.35-metre (30-foot) beam and will be built in advanced composites.
She will be able to host eight guests in an owner’s double cabin and three further double guest cabins. Crew accommodation will allow for seven in four aft cabins.
Rolf Vrolijk, Judel / Vrolijk & Co. designer, commented, “This is a great opportunity to further develop the high performance, multi-role superyacht for which our design studio and Baltic Yachts have become renowned.”
Henry Hawkins, Baltic chief executive, added, “This will be the third largest yacht by volume built by Baltic and we are relishing the challenge of working on such an important yacht.”
Managing the build on behalf of the owner, Sebastien Allebrodt of A2B Maritime Consultants, has scheduled a mid-summer 2021 delivery.
Baltic Yachts’ other project, currently in final stages of construction, is the Baltic 112 Custom sailing yacht Liara, due to be launched later this year.
Source: Boat International