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Baltic 175 – Refit

The iconic Baltic 175 (ex-Pink Gin VI) is undergoing a 10-month refit at Baltic Yachts in Jakobstad, Finland, which will result in a décor change throughout the accommodation, and sail plan and deck gear upgrades to further exploit her sailing potential.


The yacht’s new owner bought the world’s largest sloop-rigged, all carbon sailing yacht earlier this year. He embarked on a refit programme following an extended delivery from the Mediterranean, during which he assessed with designers precisely what he wanted to achieve.


The judel/vrolijk-designed Baltic 175 was delivered in 2017, has undertaken numerous transatlantic passages and logged in excess of 25,000 nautical miles. Her regular maintenance and refit schedule has kept her in class and in extremely good condition, so the current work is largely aesthetic and performance enhancing.


The Design Unlimited studio was responsible for the original interior and we were  called upon again for the current changes. Softer tones have been applied featuring light oak veneers on surfaces including bunk headboards, tabletops and a re-veneering of sole boards throughout. The accommodation layout remains largely the same apart from the inclusion of a breakfast bar on the upper level in the main saloon, an area originally occupied by a baby grand piano.


New loose furniture, including sofas to contemporary designs upholstered in largely neutral tones, will feature in the main living areas and the deck saloon bulkheads and mullions surrounding the extensive glazing are being refinished.


The Baltic 175 can accommodate 12 guests in five cabins, two of which are equipped with pullman berths. In addition, there is a large owner’s suite forward, which features a fold-out balcony in the topsides providing direct access to a private bathing and boarding platform. The owner’s suite is being completely re-vamped and will feature unique timber furniture hand-carved by Baltic Yachts’ craftsmen.


The new-look Baltic 175 will be re-launched in May 2024.