A stunning example of a recent pairing between Judel Vrolijk & Baltic Yachts. Built in carbon/epoxy and with hull lines optimised for effortless light airs performance. Three cabin plus crew layout and a fantastic single cockpit deck layout.
Naval architect, judel/vrolijk & co, has performed extensive performance calculations using latest VPP software includ-ing CFD studies. First priority when planning and designing this yacht has been given to the performance and taken even beyond all the normal handicap rules which one should con-sider when designing a yacht of this caliber. Various displace-ments, sail areas, stability alternatives have been analysed in order to find the optimum performance concept. The final concept is a high performance yacht with emphasis on per-formance in the light winds.
``Aledoa`` comes with a lot of equipment and spare parts.
The main goal with this project was to create a comfortable and safe cruising yacht but with high priorities on optimizing sailing performance. In order to create top level performance characteristics it is important that the yacht is kept light. High technology in material and construction are the main tools to achieve this. Carbon Epoxy Vacuum infused laminates were used for deck and hull and this plus bulkheads and interior flat panels produced in Baltic Yachts´ unique laminating press granted an optimum result.
Detailed weight studies by Baltic Yachts and extensive VPP calculations, including CFD studies, by the Naval Architect, Judel/Vrolijk & co, running several variations in displacement and sail areas against each other guaranteed that the performance criteria’s would be reached.
BALTIC YACHTS OVERVIEW:
Baltic Yachts was founded 35 years ago in 1973 by five men looking to build superior yachts – or superyachts - that would give them the edge over their competitors. Baltic Yachts is now one of the leading names in custom and semi-custom made luxury yachts for sale.
The Baltic Yachts Ltd yard is located in a village called Bosund on the West coast of Finland. Here they have developed excellent facilities for building their yachts.
The first yacht built by Baltic Yachts Ltd was the Baltic 46 in 1974. Since then they have built custom and semi-custom built yachts for sale in all sizes from 38ft to 152ft.
- RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean” (or Cat B – whichever is appropriate)
- Hull painted 2011in AWL Grip.
- Hull built over a fair, rigid male mold with mold stations spaced per Architect’s plans.
- Complete hull faired to within close tolerances of designed shape.
- Hull laminate Carbon/Epoxy composite over Core-Cell foam, vacuum laminated to design weight fractions and post cured to 50 degrees C for minimum 16 hours in accordance with the resin manufacturer’s recommended cure cycle.
- Infusion laminate.
- All internal structural members to be externally fabricated of carbon/ Epoxy composite over Core-Cell foam and post cured
- All internal structural members to be bonded to hull and deck with double bias
- Carbon bonding tapes and epoxy resin.
- The hull laminates is designed and built to meet the standards of ABS regulations, particularly the 1994 Guide for Offshore Ocean Racing Yachts. Extra Aramid reinforcements in the hull fore-foot and lower transom corner.
- Exterior of hull is faired and painted with epoxy barrier coat primer.
- Inside of hull to be sealed against water absorption with a topcoat sealer.
- Structural bulkheads are Divinycell foam and Epoxy/Carbon panels, prefabricated on a laminating table, under vacuum.
- Bulkheads laminated to the hull.
- Visible surfaces are teak faced. Thin teak veneer ap-plied by vacuum bagging.
- Bulkhead and tapping laminates are post cured at 50 degree Celsius for 16 Hour.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
- Deck painted 2014 in AWL Grip.
- Deck built as a one-off on a male plug using Carbon/Epoxy-vacuum consolidated laminates cured at 50 ºC for minimum 16 hours.
- Core material used is Core-Cell with higher density inserts in way of fittings. Infusion laminate.
- Teak deck on coachroof, side deck, cockpit floors and seats and on the coamings.
- The teak is epoxy glued to the fiber deck using vacuum bagging technique. No screws and plugs used except in the center-pieces and the outboard parts.
- Windows in cabin trunk are made of tempered glass, securely at-tached and sealed off to the deck.
Keel & Rudder:
- The keel is made with a cast High-Grade Stainless Steel keel fin and a lead bulb.
- The keel fin has a “top plate” recessed into the hull spreading the load over a larger area.
- Keel weight: 5710 kg. Keel draft = 3.45 m.
- The cantilevered semi-elliptical balanced spade rudder is molded from Carbon and filled with PVC-foam. Foam filling under high pressure in special strengthened mold.
- The rudderstock is made of high strength, Carbon - Epoxy construction using Autoclave manufacturing system.
- The rudderstock is tapered and dimensioned to the corresponding bending moments in order to minimize weight.
- The rudderstock passes through self-aligning roller bearings and a stuffing box that is strongly bonded to the hull.
Engine & gearbox:
- YANMAR 4JH3-DTE 125hp 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine
- Reduction gear box with reverse gear ZF63IV 2.528:1
- Freshwater engine cooling
- Morse single lever control
Maintenance & performance:
- Engine hours: approx. 1,500 as of July 2016
- Engine serviced: 2014
Propulsion & Steering:
- Max Power R200/8 retractable bow thruster. Driven by the main hydraulic unit
- Brunton 4-bladed folding propeller
- The steering is provided by two steering wheels with 5 carbon spokes in clear carbon and teak rim.
- Custom made composite steering pedestals.
- Steering wheels connected to a composite quadrant by means of Vectran ropes/cables.
- 2 steering compasses, one on each steering pedestal
- One aluminium alloy tube emergency tiller, storage in cockpit locker.
- Hydraulic 24V/DC Power Pack with two motors.
- Following functions are provided from the DC hydraulic power pack and controlled
- from buttons on steering columns:
- Mainsail traveler X-haul
- Genoa sheet sliders fore and aft adjustment. Bow
- 24vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power, inverter or generator
- All batteries are Litium - Li-ion mastervolt (2011)
- Main engine starting battery 12 VDC 108 Ah
- Service batteries 24 VDC 700 Ah
- Victron Combi 3000 70A combination charger/inverter
- One Fisher Panda AGTPM4, 24 VDC Diesel generator Voltage 24 V/DC
- Output 4.0 kW Peak output 139A
- Continous output 97A
- 80 A 12 V for starting batteries
- 175 A 24 V for service batteries
- Baltic Yachts custom made with automatic safety circuit breakers. Indication diodes, amp. meters, voltmeters and tank level meters are provided.
- Shore power connection
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
- 60 litre water heater. Heated by engine cooling water or by 220vAC immersion heater element from AC system.
- Water pressure system with outlets in heads and galley.
- Telephone type shower, water faucet for cold and hot pressurised water.
- Deck shower outlet warm & cold.
- Deck wash pump with saltwater
- Spectra Newport 400 GPD (106 L/day) 24 VDC watermaker
- Two diaphragms type manual bilge pumps with removable handles. Locations, one at main companionway and one in the aft cockpit.
- One self-priming 24VDC heavy duty bilge pump with automatic switch.
- Separate electric bilgepumps in the crewcabin and lazarette.
- All tanks are Baltic custom made in stainless steel with baffles and inspection covers.
- 740 litre fuel capacity
- The fuel tank has a deck fill in a deck recess w. hatch over Tank meters on main electric panel.
- 790 litres water capacity
- 250 litres Blackwater holding tank
- Holding tank discharge via an electric pump only. Connection to pressure water system for cleaning of tank.
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
- PC computer with 15” monitor at chart table Printer
- 1 * each side front cabin, dual function instrument, for wind speed, angle and boat
- speed, depth
- VHF and autopilot in side cockpit box
- Raytheon: GPS antenna
- Radar antenna RM 92650 + cable and antenna support on mast
- VHF Simrad CX44
- Simrad 46 H3000 Autopilot
- Kenyon ‘pop up’ electric stove
- Microwave oven
- 24vDC refrigeration system with twin front-opening fridges and freezers
- Deep stainless steel sink unit
- 2x Tecma electric heads
- Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with shower in heads
Air-Conditioning & Ventilation:
- CLD Air-conditioning system working in “day-time-mode” from 24 V/ DC. Can be run on batteries for a limited time without charging. Can also be run in “full-powermode” from AC shore connection.
- Alpine CD/DVD/radio stereo system with Bluetooth and speakers in saloon
- Samsung Syncmaster LCD TV with Digi-box
- RR Ramert Antenna
Summary of Accommodation:
- Three cabin layout with skipper cabin in forecastle. Joinery work to the highest standard.
- All joinery are practical, built of laminates with foam sandwich panels teak faced.
- The joinery is varnished throughout.
- Visible surfaces are varnished and hand rubbed to obtain a satin type of surface.
- All doors are provided with retaining hooks and swing stops.
- Kick plates on steps and chafing pieces on sills are provided.
- Canvas lee cloths provided for berths in owner’s stateroom and guest cabins.
- Curtains are provided for side windows and port lights, quality and color for curtains according to samples.
- Hanging lockers are provided with rods and hooks. Locker doors are fitted with louvers for ventilation.
- Teak gratings in heads.
- Floorboards in 15mm marine plywood with laid teak/koto striped ve-neer.
- Access to bilge provided where practical.
- Ceiling lined with removable soft paneling.
- Advanced lightweight construction techniques used in construction of the interior.
- Structural bulkheads as well as constructional panels in carbon fibre / epoxy laminates.
- Prefabricated in a laminated press.
- Visible surfaces are teak faced.
- Teak and holly soleboards
- White headlinings
- Cream leather upholstery
- Red cloth upholstery in accommodation cabins
- White cloth curtains
- Skyscreens for opening deckhead hatches
Forward owner`s suite:
- One center double berth with head forward.
- Owner’s bed with mattress inclined 5% in the foot.
- One hanging locker.
- One double hanging locker with cabinet in front Shelves and locker on hull sides P&S Bookshelves
- Drawers under berth.
- Small safe
- Toilet compartment with separate shower
- Good sound insulation in bulkhead forward of owners cabin
- Molded FRP basin and liners/lockers painted
- Counter unit and lockers with ample provision for stowage Marine toilets for owner and guests.
- Electric Tecma Carbon white painted
- Owners and guest toilets discharge to holding tank only.
- Crew toilet manual.
- Mirror, toothbrush, towel, soap and paper holder.
- Water faucet on basin for hot and cold pressurized water, with hand-shower.
- Telephone type stall shower, shower sump with sump pump.
- Toilet compartments in composite, fully painted.
- Owner’s shower compartment in a separate stall shower cabin.
- Dining area to port with dining table and settees.
- Storage space behind settee backrests.
- Bookshelves and lockers
- Storage for glasses
- Curtains for side windows.
- Stove with 4 gas burners. None gimballing. Galley fan above.
- Baltic standard extractor hood with extractor fan in lazarette.
- Folding teak covers for sink and stove.
- Stowage for propane under helmsman’s seat. Remote solenoid valve. The shut-off at the tank is operated from galley, a mechanical shut-off is at the stove.
- Stowage for cooking utensils. Adequate drawers and glass racks for stowage of crockery.
- Teak-covered work top with fiddles.
- Deep stainless steel sink units.
- Drying locker for dishes above, garbage container under.
- Water faucet for hot and cold pressure water.
- Custom made top-loaded freezer box. Two front opening refrigerator cabinets, one fridge and one vegetable cooler. Compressors x 3 to be installed on silent blocks and in sound insulated space.
- Navigation area with stowage for charts, books, pencils etc.
- Bulkhead space for mounting electronic instruments, radio equip-ment, etc.
- Master electric panel with safety circuit breakers and navigator’s light.
- Crew cabin/sail locker forward with entrance from deck only.
- Two single berths.
- One toilet, shower and handbasin.
- Storage boxes in bilges.
- Special care is taken for sound insulation of engine room and equipment
- Close the engine room insulation also under the cabin sole all around engine room perimeter so that no noise can escape.
- Sound insulation material on the aftcabin bulkheads around the rudder and quadrant area
- Mast “all carbon” from Hall Spars
- Mast and booms are clear carbon.
- Gangway halyard/spare main halyard.
- Mast is hydraulic Mast Jack.
- Cutter rig with Kevlar staysail stay.
- Hydraulic tensioner under deck.
- Reckman Genoa furler with Carbon foils. Furling drum under deck.
- Windex Masthead wind vane for instruments is carbon vertical wand.
- Carbon rigging Sauthern Spars C6 new in 2011.
- Boom and spinnaker pole “all carbon” type.
- Boom to be box section
- 5 line lazy jacks with stoppers on mast.
- Two lights under the boom above cockpit table.
- Provided boom preventer line inside boom, from boom end to goose-neck with stopper under boom and padeye on deck for snatch block to lead eventually to winch
- All running rigging in Spectra (except main hld) Lots of spare ropes, sheets, halyards available
- Spinlock ZS1014C carbon look jammers for mast halyards and mainsheet (tot 6 pcs)
- Recessed barberhauler system under deck
- Navtec panel System VIII with 4 separate functions and gauges
- Navtec hydraulic cylinders and operated from a Navtec panel with 2-speed pump located under center Helmsman seat for backstay, boom vang, main outhaul and inner forestay tensioner
- Gennaker pole fitting on deck.
- Removable in Harken screw-down padeye
- Halyard at mast base: 2 x 68/2AESTOR electric 24V Base
- sheave on halyard winches
- Reef winches manual
- Harken B50.2STR x 2 low profile racing winches for reef
- LEWMAR custom
- 2x Main sheet 66 electric
- 2x Primary 88 electric
- North Sails 3Di/3Dl: Main, jib, gennaker, staysail
- Main 1/3Di North 2013
- Main 1/3Di North 2014
- Jib 107% 3Dl North 2015
- 2x Jib 93% 3Dl North 2013/2016
- Stay sail 3Dl North 2012
- Stay sail One Sail 2013
- Gennaker 1 A2 Blue North 2013
- Gennaker 1 A2 Black North 2015
- A pulpit and pushpit made of Stainless Steel tubes are mounted on the bow and transom.
- The pulpit is fitted with navigation lights and the pushpit with a stern light.
- Pulpit with a hinged opening.
- Double lifelines in Rod rigging material (not wire) are installed passing through Stainless Steel stanchions. The lifelines are set up with tensioning device inside the pulpits.
- The stanchions, spacing distance etc. conforms to ORC requirements. Gate on stb side
- Modern raised composite painted toerail/bulwork. Recessed mooring cleats and fairleads are installed.
- One cockpit table. Table is built light in Carbon sandwich with teak veneer. Table has foldable flaps so it can be left in cockpit when sailing
- Foldable Carbon gangway. White painted, walking surface painted with nonskid. Storage in forward locker.
- Transom door with platform for access to lazarette. Transom door to be manually operated. Inside/top of transom door painted with non-skid.
- A swimming ladder in carbon to be fixed on transom at center line, foldable in 2 so it can be used either to go to transom platform or to go in the water, fittings on deck on centerline to be used also for gang-way.
- Flag pole in Carbon
- Port side cockpit locker modified, forward part to be a shallow storage Swimming ladder/boarding ladder in clear carbon
- Gate in lifeline port/stb side
- Gangway painted in deck colour
- Underwater lights, 2 pcs. Xenon 35W 24V
Covers & Canvas:
- Sprayhood for main companionway, made of waterproof and sun resistant canvas, stored recessed into the deck.
- Canvas bimini
Anchoring & Mooring:
- Anchor windlass, Lewmar 3000 electric with gypsy and drum, for chain and rope.
- Special under water anchor launching arrangement with custom modified anchor.
- Anchor 57 kg with10 mm stainless steel anchor chain.
- Spare anchor Bruce 25kg + anchor line
- Anchor system with vertical windlass under deck but side spaces open.
- Anchor launching space accessible through one hatch and the chain storage access through another hatch from inside crew cabin.
- One cleat to attach the rope.
- One Sanguineti retractable capstan winch, 1000 W, on foredeck.
- Screw down fitting with roller on forward bow pad eye for hauling a spare anchor
- Liferaft ARIMAR OCEANIC VALISE 8 person