Sweet… Baltic 45

This is the shit! 45 fot Reichel/Pugh soloracer byggd på Baltic. Yummy!!!
Någon som har mer koll på det här projektet?

13,83 x 3,86 x 2,00/3,20 m x 6040 kg varav 2845 kg i kölen!
I = 17.69; J = 5.28; P = 19.40; E = 6.68

This is a Reichel/Pugh design, a light and aggressive speed machine. The owner’s wish is to have a single-handed speed machine in the clothing of a luxury day cruiser. This real Baltic is state-of-the-art in design and construction. Advanced light structures are driven to a high end with the most sophisticated production methods. Focus in speed without forgetting the beauty of a day cruiser makes this boat a unique piece of art.

Again Baltic Yachts and Reichel/Pugh engineers and designers are driven to the challenge of a fine combination of beauty and functionality. Everything in this boat must be able to work single-handedly. The owner’s goal is to win, and we at Baltic will help him do it anywhere and in any weather conditions.

The interior of this boat is rather “Spartan”, if we compare it to the usual Baltic boats. Simple, empty and functional can be the words to describe the interiors. The boat is almost empty at the front of the main bulkhead. The saloon is simple and the use of fine cherry wood will give the interiors of the boat a sense of luxury. Simple pipe berths work as reminders of the main purpose of this boat: to be fast at any time and in any weather. Large water ballast tanks take their own space as well.

Sail area is increased by taking the boom gooseneck as close to the deck as practical. The recessed genoa furler and the bowsprit for the reacher give speed at any wind angle. The twin rudder and the lifting keel help the owner to enjoy shallow harbors while day cruising.









  1. harald Aug 29, 2008 Reply

    Wow, indragbar propelleraxel! Månne det är hela motorpaketet som är på ett gungbräde eller hur fungerar det? Jag vill ha det (var lämnade jag glasfiberrullle nu igen…), fast det skulle ju inte vara OD mera då :(

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    Peter Gustafsson Aug 29, 2008 Reply

    Harald, nåt i den här stilen kanske http://www.amartech.nl/English/intrekbareRPSE.html

  3. Henrik Aug 29, 2008 Reply

    Som lekman undrar jag varför alla/många shorthand-båtar har bomen lägre monterad vid masten, man verkar vilja rationalisera bort kicken!? Så även denna skönhet (eller kanske odjur). Någon som kan förklara?

    En helt annan sak, anses Novan som Sweet ;-)

  4. Harald Aug 29, 2008 Reply

    Masten behöver inte vara så stark när man kan leda bommen i däcket. Så får man också automagisk släpp på uthalet (litet som fockbommen på vissa båtar) när man faller av.

  5. Rob Sep 1, 2008 Reply

    Enligt senaste newsletter:

    Båtens vikt densamma (6040 kg) men kölvikten höjd till 3090 kg. Torde bära ganska bra segel med en T-köl på 3,2 meter samt vattenballast.

    Båten kan ställa om i två lägen, racing och cruising. Med racing mode sköts allt manuellt (bla en “kaffekvarn” i sittbrunn). Med cruising mode hjälper el och hydraulic till att göra båten lättseglad.
    Båten får lyftköl (2/3.2m), Indragbar propeller och bogpropeller, dubblar roder och vatten ballast

    Pris.. tja, säkert över 2 miljoner… euro….

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  7. Clifford Nov 26, 2008 Reply

    Ja, man kan ju börja ana var Seilas hittar en del av sina nyheter. Fast denna har vi ju sett för länge sedan.

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    Peter Gustafsson Apr 10, 2009 Reply

    Nu finns ett artiklar från Seahorse, Sailing och inte minst Bob Perry som har spanat in denna supersweeta båt i Sailing Magazine:

    I am reminded of the article I read on Sophia Loren’s face. It explained in detail how her mouth was too big and she had no chin. Her nose was too long and her eyes were too far apart. But the combination of these odd features resulted in a very beautiful woman. I agree. This Reichel/Pugh design is a combination of odd features. None of them are unique in this day of high-tech boats. But the end result is unique considering its intended purposes: plural. This boat has been designed for a Lake Michigan client who wants a daysailer, a couples’ cruiser and a boat capable of competing in offshore, short-handed events. “You are going to love this boat, dear.”

    I think this statement from Baltic’s marketing director hits the nail on the head. “The type of client that comes to Baltic Yachts tends to have very clear and strong ideas about exactly what they are looking for in their boat and they come to us when they know that they can’t find what they are looking for from the production market.” I should add that engineering and deck design are by R&J Design in conjunction with R/P.

    This is a very light boat with a D/L of 62.6 and an L/B of 3.92. So, it’s light and narrow. But note in plan view how the beam goes from beam max in a straight line aft carrying beam max all the way to the transom. There is water ballast carried in the aft quarters. The keel is a lifting fin with 6,798 pounds of ballast in the bulb with a keel down draft of 10 feet, 6 inches, and a keel up draft of 6 feet, 7 inches. The bulb appears to be a beaver tail type. There is a chine aft on this hull. Having a chine like this helps to flatten the buttocks aft and make for a more efficient hull at planing speeds. In this case, with max beam carried aft and the chine pushing the hull volume outboard, the water ballast will have maximum effect. This boat has been designed to sail very fast. That it will, I have no doubt.

    This is not a long-range cruising boat. This boat is designed to make a couple comfortable for the weekend. Head and nav station are wrapped around the lifting trunk. The galley is tiny. The “saloon” is trimmed in exposed carbon fiber with the bulk of the surfaces covered in cherry veneers. As the designers say, “there are enough amenities for staying overnight.” There are settee berths and quarterberths but after a long day’s hard sail I’d bet you I could fall asleep just fine on a pile of sails in the forepeak.

    This deck design is a thing of beauty. I often wonder if cruisers realize that the most comfortable decks are those designed for racing yachts. You cannot win races if you are uncomfortable and you cannot win without a deck that is designed to minimize the effort required to make the boat go fast. This cockpit has long bench seats forward for comfortable daysailing. Aft of these seats the winches are wrapped around the helm positions with twin wheels well outboard. There is no seat back at the wheel. You will sit to weather and you will watch the luffs of your sails. You will have a happy look on your face. The traveler spans the entire aft cockpit sole. Lockers are located aft of the traveler for the life raft and beer cooler. A centerline pedestal leads to a console-mounted winch aft that will allow you to suck in the mainsheet. “Put your back into it, dear.”

    The rig is not unusual. It’s just unusual to find a rig like this on mom and pop’s daysailer. If I only use I, J, P and E and ignore that big, fat-head mainsail I still get an SA/D of 34.22. This boat will not lack for horsepower under sail. The carbon rig by my pals at Hall Spars has spreaders swept 20 degrees. The bowsprit is fixed. The jib furling gear is located below the deck.

    Built with the most sophisticated methods with the most exotic of composite materials, this will be an ultimate boat. I like sailing by myself. I’d like this boat.

  9. Så här ser den indragna propellern ut i verkligheten.
    En januarinyhet i Öresund. :-)


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