The Liara sailboat is the new sloop of Baltic Yachts
The important Finnish shipyard Baltic Yachts, in recent years has built exceptional sailboats that now sail our seas confirming one of the leading companies in the sector.
Among the boats over 30 meters we remember the last My Song, Nikata, Pink Gin VI and others are under construction and will touch the water in the coming years. Among these we find the highly anticipated one-deck yacht Baltic 112 Custom a 34.14 meters sloop called Liara.
For the owner Tony Todd the Baltic 112 Custom will be his fourth sailing yacht with the name Liara, which derives from the initial and final syllables of the names of the twins, sons of the owner.
There is great expectation because Tony Todd is an experienced great sailor who wants to make comfortable and fast long-term family cruises without occasionally renouncing the fun of the regattas, planning them periodically with the ‘preparation of a valid sail plan.
To do this he set up a great team that in addition to the aforementioned yard and the designers include also its captain John Walker and the Project Manager, Sebastian Allebrodt of A2B Maritime who has actively collaborated on the specifications of the yacht.
The owner has chosen for the design of the architecture and the exterior the experienced British naval architect ‘Malcolm McKeon design leader in the field of superyachts for over 30 years that has already designed other boats by the same owner but smaller in size, while the interior they were created by Adam Lay’s office.
The dimensions for this yacht went up because the intent of the owner was to have two other guest cabins on board. The boat can accommodate up to eight people through four cabins. These include the forward stateroom, a VIP cabin and two double cabins. Obviously all cabins will have a private bathroom. The crew area is aft and can accommodate up to five crew members through the preparation of 3 cabins.
The hull is very light with just 84 tons, as requested by Tony Todd’s specifications to compete in superyacht races, it was made of carbon composite, where the shipyard has a world-renowned expertise, with a keel telescopic lifting that allows you to adjust the draft between 6.15 to 3.91 meters with a very high rectification moment configuration. Furthermore, upon the explicit request of the owner, the tested “Retractable Propulsion System” prepared by the same shipyard was installed on this hull. This is a concealed propulsion system mounted for the first time on My Song. A propeller foot descends when the engine needs to be used and salt hides inside the hull when it is necessary to sail in order to minimize the boat’s resistance to movement, improving maneuverability and performance when Liara is supported only by the upper main square.
The entire bow will be completely cleared free to make room for a huge sunbathing area. The cockpit will be sheltered by a carbon fiber bimini under which a living and relaxation area will develop near the center of the boat. Immediately behind the cockpit will be a command post surrounded by ample space that can be used to park a tender and will not miss a folding bathroom platform for guests to facilitate entry and exit from the water.
Below deck the number and layout of the cabins is not yet known much on the details of the furniture what you know and that guests will enjoy a large air-conditioned lounge divided into two dining and living areas to socialize and relax.
The boat will be delivered to the owner in 2019 and currently nothing suggests a prolongation of the times.
McKeon, who designed the naval architecture and the exterior, issued the following statement: “I am pleased to see Liara take shape at the Baltic Yachts and to see her hull released from the mold, ready for the set-up phase, is particularly exciting. Design and construction adhere to strict weight objectives and thanks to the work of the dedicated team, we are progressing on time and in target. “