Designed by Sparkman & Stephens and originally launched in 1987 as NAOS, IPERO is a full custom yacht built to the very highest standards by Baltic Yachts in Finland.
The Baltic 83 was the first custom collaboration between Baltic Yachts and Sparkman & Stephens with S&S looking after the naval architecture, hull, keel and rudder lines and Baltic Yachts design house dealing with her deck styling and interior. The huge success of this collaboration paved the way to a number of further iconic semi-custom Baltic’s including the Baltic 58 and 64.
A great deal of attention was placed at the design stage in to weight and structural calculations with a view to creating a comfortable, safe and fast world cruising yacht.
Purchased by her current owner in 2005, IPERO was completed refitted by Monaco Marine in Cogolin during 2005/6. The works included a raft of interior modifications to the sleeping cabins (leading to the creation of one of the finest owner’s suites on any yacht below 100ft), new teak decks, new hull paint, repainted and inspected rig, new generator, electronics, tanks, watermaker, air-conditioning, navigation equipment and so on. In short, IPERO was relaunched as a new yacht in 2006. Further refit works were again made in 2017 with a view to overhauling all of her systems for complete reliability in ocean sailing.
Registered at just under 24m as a pleasure vessel, IPERO sits at the top end of yachts that can be sailed by her owner for pleasure, but of course, she has also always benefitted from a professional crew to keep her top condition.