Baltic Yachts is delighted to announce a contract for a new Baltic 80 Custom.
As the global yachting industry convenes in Amsterdam this month for METS, the world’s largest marine trade show, Baltic Yachts can reveal details of its latest new-build commission, the high-performance Baltic 80 Custom from the board of judel/vrolijk.
Commissioned by an experienced yachtsman, who is building with Baltic Yachts for the first time, the Baltic 80 Custom will be a multi-role yacht capable of fast offshore cruising and an excellent performance on the race course.
Henry Hawkins, Baltic Yachts’ executive vice president, said: “She’s a particularly sleek and sporty looking yacht and could be regarded as a ‘new generation 80’ in a size range which has recently been attracting attention from clients. A lot of design work has been done to produce what should be a great performance cruiser-racer.”
The new yacht, designed by renowned naval architects judel/vrolijk, features a distinctive reverse angle stem and a maximum beam which is carried right aft. She is designed with twin rudders, a lifting keel and a conventional propulsion unit driving a folding propeller. A large stern garage will house a jet-driven Williams 395 tender.
In cruising mode, the Baltic 80 will be an easy yacht to sail with a self-tacking jib set on a wide track.
Decisions have yet to be made regarding rig design and manufacture although she will be fitted with in-boom furling. Her streamlined, low-level coachroof incorporates a fold-down dodger and bimini for cockpit protection.
The yacht’s accommodation is for six guests in three double cabins with a further cabin for two crew. Baltic Yachts is designing and building the interior.
The Baltic 80 will be built in advanced composites using pre-preg SPRINT and a foam core throughout. Construction is due to begin in January 2023 with a launch date in the summer of 2024.