17/05/2017 – Baltic Yachts
The largest carbon fibre sloop in the world
When Pink Gin VI is launched in the summer 2017 she will be the largest carbon fibre sloop in the world.
The basic concept behind her design was to evolve and improve on the success of the Baltic 152 Pink Gin V, also built by Baltic Yachts. More performance and elegant, timeless hull and superstructure profiles. The boat will have a plumb stem, an elegant, long overhanging counter and a deep, lifting keel.
The displacement of 235 tons (light craft) is low for a yacht of this size and has been achieved by using advanced carbon sandwich hull and deck construction methods and closely monitored weight control. The sail plan is generous with a mast height of nearly 67 metres above the waterline. She will be a powerful, fast sailing yacht on all points and will remain comfortable in all conditions.
The interior layout and styling is by Design Unlimited who have worked with the owner on a number of projects. The new yacht will have an interior in which texture and surface treatment will play a large part in the design.
Carefully selected materials will be used to produce a striking interior countered by an elegance and sense of comfort ideal for relaxing during long world cruising passages. The master stateroom is positioned forward and comprises a large open plan suite incorporating an impressive and unusual fold-out private balcony for direct access to the sea. A similar balcony is set into the topsides amidships to port providing direct access to the yacht’s main entrance lobby.