Baltic Yachts has announced the sale of its fourth Baltic 68 Café Racer with the new yacht due to be delivered in early 2025The success of the Javier Jaudenes-designed, high performance day sailer began with Pink Gin Verde in 2021, so called because Baltic Yachts was prototyping new, sustainable building materials like flax for hull and deck reinforcement and cork in place of teak laid decks.Her looks and performance immediately attracted attention as did her electric ‘un-plug and play’ twin electric propulsion system. She’s also very easy and exciting to sail with a swept spreader Marstrom rig which does away with runners and backstays. Structured luff sail technology provides a genuine performance boost, and a cool, contemporary interior is ideal for comfortable week ending
Café Racer 02, the new Open Season launched last year, was more performance orientated, an all-carbon boat with a single rudder instead of two, a single lightweight, electric motor and a much-reduced overall displacement.
Both boats have been sailing together in the Mediterranean and look forward to being joined by hull number 3 and 4. Jaudenes’ ability to combine performance with a super-modern look and versatile cockpit ergonomics has attracted those looking for a really rewarding sailing experience, ease of use and more than a nod to sustainability.
Baltic 68 Café Racer 03 is currently in build in advanced carbon composites using foam and Nomex sandwich technology and will launch this summer. Electric propulsion, twin rudders, a Hall Spars rig and a suit of North Helix structured luff sails will be included in the inventory – her Arctic Blue livery is guaranteed to turn heads.
The owner of hull number four has opted for a conventional, diesel-driven propulsion system, a single rudder, a Hall Spars rig package and Doyle structured luff technology. Her owner wants a fun family day boat which is easy, safe and rewarding to sail.
“The appeal of the Café Racer concept is really capturing the imagination, because she delivers on so many levels,” said Baltic Yachts Executive Vice President Henry Hawkins. “There’s a real prospect of fleet racing as the order book grows and I can also reveal that’s there’s been more than a hint of interest in a bigger version.”
More information is available from Henry Hawkins and Sales Director Kenneth Nyfelt who will be visiting the Düsseldorf International Boat Show which runs from 20-28 January, 2024.
Baltic 68 Café Racer 04
- LOA: 20.73 m
- Beam: 5.63 m
- Draft: 4.65 m
- Displacement: 20.6 tons (light craft)
- Ballast: 7.2 tons
- Naval architect: Javier Jaudenes