Baltic 146 Path delivered


Baltic Yacht’s third largest construction, the Baltic 146 Path has completed sailing trials off Jakobstad, Finland and is now with her owner. “The build benefitted from excellent teamwork between Baltic and the owner’s representative which contributed to this complex yacht being launched and delivered ahead of time,” said Baltic Yachts’ executive vice president, Henry Hawkins.

Project management was led by Patric Brännbacka who worked alongside the owner’s representative, Tatiana Kurbatova and project manager, Sebastian Allebrodt of A2B Marine Projects.

The lightweight sloop features systems seen on other Baltic Yachts, including a lifting keel, which reduces draft from 5.9m (19.3ft) to 3.4m (11ft), and a forward-facing saildrive propulsion system (SPS) which also rotates through 340° for manoeuvrability.

Path features a long deck saloon and main cockpit combination on the same level. An open-sided, hardtop bimini extends over the main cockpit and is fitted with mesh side screens for increased sun and weather protection.

A large array of solar panels covering 60sq m of the hardtop roof can generate up to 8kW to boost the battery bank charging facilities and reduce the use of fossil fuels. Further aft, the helm position is protected by a dedicated bimini with apertures.

Path is the first yacht from Baltic to be fitted with main propulsion and generating machinery with new IMO (International Maritime Organisation) Tier 111 engine emission status. Her main engine is an eight-cylinder Scania unit.

The vessel carries two tenders, one an 8hp Torqeedo electric outboard-powered RIB stowed in the large stern garage. The other a 6.5m twin-engined RibEye is stowed in a foredeck recess which converts to a swimming pool while Path is at rest. The yacht is also equipped with two Reverso Match sailing dinghies, the hulls of which can disassemble into four parts for easy stowage.

Path is fitted with a lightweight titanium swing anchor arm and a submarine anchor system providing ground tackle back-up and versatility for anchoring in any situation. She is also fitted with a powerful hydraulic bow thruster.

Advanced sound deadening materials and the volume afforded by Path’s size means the owner’s suite can be located amidships to take full advantage of maximum beam. The owner’s suite comprises a sleeping cabin, an en suite lounge with a glass divider doubling as a movie, TV and sailing information screen and an upper lounge. There is a large en suite bathroom equipped with a full-size carbon fibre bath. Accommodation is for eight guests plus the owner’s suite and a four-cabin lay-out aft for eight crew including the captain.

Path will undertake a programme of world cruising and will initially make her way to the Mediterranean from Finland. She will be available for viewing at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show which runs from September 22nd to 25th.