The owners of the Baltic 130 has taken delivery of the yacht. The Finnish yard has also reported that construction of the new Baltic 175 Custom, progresses well. Also in build at the yard are a 68ft performance cruiser and a 78ft motoryacht.
Baltic Yachts has announced the delivery of the My Song. The a 130ft sailing yacht that results from the collaboration between the Finnish yard, Reichel/Pugh, Nauta Design and MCM project management.
My Song was launched on time and completed sailing sea trials in Finland before heading for the Mediterranean.
Based on a stiff, lightweight carbon/Corecell composite hull with Nomex cored bulkheads throughout, Baltic 130 My Song was built in a split hull mould enabling more accurate construction, easier access and, in turn, a faster build-time.
My Song is expected to reach an average cruising speed of 16.5ks and almost 30ks when planing in full competitive mode.
Baltic has revealed that reaching such goal performance took 18 month of multiple hull performance study by Reichel/Pugh using computational fluid dynamics and advanced velocity prediction software.
The Baltic team worked closely with North Sails to perfect the match between hull shape, appendages and sail design.
Commenting on the project, Henry Hawkins, Baltic Yachts CEO, says: “Our reputation for precision building in lightweight carbon with every component weighed and factored into the design has enabled displacement to be kept to the 105-tonne target providing the ideal platform for a high performance cruiser/racer.”
Wortking together with Reichel/Pugh and Nauta, Baltic Yachts has also executed complex engineering in the yacht’s composite hull to accommodate the Nauta-designed, 4m long freeing ports in the 30cm deep bulwark and topsides.
In addition to acting as scuppers they have the advantage of allowing an abundance of natural light into the deck saloon.
The latter requires running backstays, but when the conventional sail is set an easy-to-manage single fixed backstay can be rigged on a removable carbon fibre crane at the masthead. It takes just three hours to effect the change-out.
Faster and safer deployment of the yacht’s large asymmetric sail is made possible by an under-deck carbon fibre storage drum controlled by crew with a hand held remote. All sails are by North.
Retractable Propulsion System
My Song is fitted with Baltic Yachts’ latest Retractable Propulsion System (RPS). This features not only leaves the hull entirely flush when the propeller is withdrawn into the hull, but also acts as a stern thruster as the highly efficient forward-facing, pull propeller unit can be turned through 90 degrees, port or starboard. The yacht can be driven off a dock literally sideways, Baltic claims.
Further efforts to enhance performance can be seen in the chord dimension of the keel fin, designed with an uninterrupted taper from top to bottom.
This reduces wetted surface area resulting in a marked increase in performance in the yacht’s VPP (velocity prediction program). The lifting keel reduces draft from 7m to just 4.8m.
The Baltic 130 My Song is the fourth sailing yacht designed by Nauta Design for the same owner, continuing a successful partnership which began almost 30 years ago.
She also represents the fourth collaboration between Baltic Yachts and Nauta, and the second yacht for the same owner designed in collaboration with Reichel Pugh.
Construction of this Baltic 130 was overseen by Nigel Ingram of MCM. He comments: “Because of their holistic, in-house approach to design, engineering and construction with teams for all disciplines constantly communicating with each other, Baltic are one of very few yards capable of building such a complex yacht on time and to weight. They are in complete control and successfully managed many changes throughout the build.”