Baltic builds Dykstra-designed ‘smart’ Classic Sloop

AMSTERDAM – Finland’s Baltic Yachts, maker of composite sailing yachts, is building a 39.6m (117ft) classic sloop from the boards of Amsterdam-based Dykstra Naval Architects. Dutch designers deVosdeVries did the design and styling of the contemporary, light interior – a blend of “stained oak, dark bog oak trims and industrial-chic hardware,” says Michiel de Vos.

The boat has distinctive pilot cutter-style features: a straight stem, a bowsprit, a counter stern and deep bulwarks. “There will be a notable emphasis on efficiency with features such as ‘smart’ cabins, designed to automatically minimize power consumption when unoccupied. And air conditioning energy waste is re-cycled to heat water,” says Dykstra CEO Thys Nikkels.

With its electric propulsion, the cruising yacht can operate in ‘silent’ mode for long periods. The yacht has a forward owner’s suite, 3 double guest cabins and crew accommodations for 6. “This is a very consumption-conscious vessel using sophisticated, computerized monitoring to pre-determine cabin ‘sleep’ modes depending on the conditions,” says Baltic Yachts’ Matthew Lester. Launch and delivery are expected in 2021.

Gerard Dykstra

Dykstra Naval Architects, founded in 1969, brings to the market 50 years of experience in design, redesign, naval architecture and marine engineering of classic and modern performance yachts. Founder Gerard Dykstra’s work includes the design of the computer-steered DynaRig and AeroRig, 2 very advanced rig systems that are currently being rediscovered by Dutch superyacht builders.