Baltic Yachts to build custom sloop, third contract in 2021
Baltic Yachts is to build a 110ft (33m) sloop, its third superyacht to feature electric propulsion following the launch of Baltic 142 Canova and the imminent launch of the 117 Custom. The news also comes in the wake of two recently signed contracts, one for a Baltic 111 Custom and another for its third Baltic 67 Performance Cruiser.
Executive vice president, Henry Hawkins said the company’s sales team was working on a number of further contracts. “I am delighted to report a surge in demand for Baltic Yachts with an increasing number of clients looking at electric propulsion and other environmentally conscious solutions we can offer.”
The yacht, designed by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design, will also feature low emission twin 129kW generators powering Cummins diesel engines designed to meet International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tier 3 emissions regulations.
The Danfoss electric propulsion unit, powered by Lithium-ion batteries, will drive through a conventional shaft. The benefits of the electric drive include reduced emissions, higher levels of efficiency, a quieter drive train with reduced vibration and a modular setup allowing flexibility within the engine room.
“There’s a clear trend developing in support of low emissions yachting and we are delighted to be building another yacht featuring the latest technology which supports a cleaner, greener environment,” said Hawkins.
The vessel also includes a high voltage electrical system enabling the yacht to operate in silent mode for long periods of time while maintaining onboard living conditions. The all-carbon sloop will be fitted with a lifting keel, a Southern Spars’ rig package and may feature newly-developed photovoltaic sun awnings.
In charge of external project management will be A2B Marine Projects and, with building starting shortly, the 110 Custom is due for delivery in 2023.
At a glance: Baltic 110 Custom
• LOA 33.50 m
• LWL 31.20 m
• Beam 7.60 m
• Draft 3.80/5.80 m
• Engines: Cummins x2
• Power: Twin 129kW generators
• Electric propulsion: Danfoss unit
• Naval architect: Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design
• Interior design: Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter