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Baltic Yachts to build new hybrid 36m custom sloop

Baltic Yachts today announced that is has been commissioned to build a new advanced composite Baltic 117 Custom Classic sailing yacht, as designed by Dutch design office, Dykstra Naval Architects. Construction will get underway this autumn and is expected to be completed by 2021.

With a classic look resembling a pilot cutter, the Baltic 117 sailing yacht has been conceived for global cruising and has no shortage of innovative features on board, including advanced air conditioning to minimise wasted air based on current conditions. Matthew Lester of Baltic Yachts commented, “This is a very consumption-conscious vessel using sophisticated computerised monitoring to pre-determine cabin ‘sleep’ modes depending on the conditions.”

An electric propulsion system will drive the yacht, powered by a lithium-ion battery bank to allow it to operate in a silent mode during its world travels. Additionally, the yacht will be built to the DNV GL unlimited worldwide charter code, allowing it to venture into near limitless worldwide destinations.

The deVosdeVries-designed interior is described as ‘light and contemporary’ by the Dutch studio, which has created a four-cabin layout for guests with the master suite forward and three double guest cabins amidships. Aft, six crew members are well accommodated for in the crew quarters.

Henry Hawkins, Baltic Yachts’ CEO, commented“We are delighted to be working with a new client who is both a keen yachtsman and is technically experienced. A great deal of pre-planning and engineering has gone into this project and we are enjoying working with the owner.”

For more information, visit Baltic Yachts. Sign up to our newsletter to get the best of Yachting Pages delivered direct to your inbox every month.

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