Baltic Yachts 60 Custom
Lead broker - Alex Grabau
Tel: +44 (0)1590 673715
A very VERY special Baltic. OPS5 is a completely custom Baltic 60 built to an extremely high specification for an experienced serial Baltic Yachts owner.
Beautifully presented and professionally maintained since launch, her invntory highlights are many and include:-
· Carbon/epoxy construction with Nomex core
· Nomex cored interior joinery
· Added noise insulation in sleeping cabins
· Carbon Hall spars rig – repainted 2017
· Standing rigging ultrasound tested 2017
· Retractable bowthruster
· North Sail wardrobe plus full regatta suit of sails
· Harken electric winches
· B&G Hercules navigation instruments
· 2x Garmin chart plotters plus PC – 2018
· 1000Ah of Sonnenschein gel service batteries
· Spectra watermaker
· 2.5kw inverter
· Webasto air-conditioning and heating system
· Sanguinetti retractable mooring bollard
· Removable composite anchor fitting
· Tender and outboard
· Tender garage
· Carbon passarelle
The aim of this 60-footer was to create a truly dual-purpose boat optimised for both cruising and racing.
Designed by judel/vrolijk Ops 5 was commissioned to perform well under both the IMS rule, popular in the Mediterranean at the time, and also under IRC which had a broader following.
Judel/vrolijk drew a relatively narrow boat with plumb ends to take advantage of waterline length, but without the somewhat ungainly slab-sided shape that had become predominant under the IMS rule.
As with so many yachts of this era, Ops had to perform just as well as a cruising yacht. Equipment including the air-conditioning unit, watermaker and anchor windlass were designed so that they could be removed easily when the yacht was in competition mode.
With a marginally overlapping jib, swept spreaders for close-hauled trimming and a powerful sailplan, this yacht was optimised for light to moderate Mediterranean style conditions.
OPS5 is a custom Baltic 60 IMS designed for the Mediterranean and was another challenging and exciting cooperation with Judel/Vrolijk & co. A project that again put Baltic Yachts capability to build a multi purpose yacht on test. The idea was to fit and optimize two worlds, racing and cruising into the same package. The approach of the Baltic 60 has been slightly different than with the Baltic 56 and 66.
This 60 footer is built as a custom project for one of our previous clients and the concept has been worked out together with his family and crew. The idea of using the boat for competitive IMS racing was a deciding factor in asking Rolf Vrolijk and his design team to come up with a shape that is IMS optimized taking the latest rule changes and model testing into consideration.
The hull and deck are in epoxy carbon, core-cell sandwich laminates and the same goes for structural bulkheads and interior paneling. The interior is comfortable for family cruising but using high-tech methods and materials will enable us to stay within design weight.
Some cruising equipment like air-condition unit, anchor windlass, water maker etc is installed in such a way that they can relatively easily be removed when transferring the yacht from cruising to racing mode.
This yacht was delivered early spring 2005 and participated in the Baltic Yachts Rendezvous in Porto Rotondo and came out as the over-all winner of the event.