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The recent project from the finnish boatyard is the 60 feet IMS for the mediterranean; another Judel/Vrolijk co-project.


builder Baltic
concept Vismara
18 M
4,50 M
3,10 M
16560 KG
211,60 Mq
7075 KG


The idea of optimising performance racing or cruising is at the base of this project which has been studied in conjunction with the owner and the crew. The fundamental factor is being able to use this type of vessel in line with IMS regulations. According to R.Vrolijk, this craft represents another challenge, as this 60-feet one-off wants to participate in races with both IMS and IRC regulations. This boat too will strongly feature the high quality of the Finnish boatyard, which will guarantee the necessary light weight in competition. It represents another stage in the evolution of famous craft such as “Innovision”, “Banco Espiritu Santo”, “Bribon 2004”. The hull has a high length/beam ratio, for low resistance when sailing close hauled, without flattening too much at the sides, as happens on new IMS racing craft. Average displacement in IMS trim, with some 17000 kg will guarantee optimum, comfortable sailing, close hauled. The hull has a long bow to be able to exploit its maximum waterline length. The sail plan is slightly fractional and this layout, with a jib at 110%, will make the boat extremely competitive in races, both with IMS and IRC regulations. The idea of using angled spreaders without backstay will further improve sailing close hauled. The sail surface is large and suitable for the light wind that is typical of the Mediterranean. The interiors are comfortable for cruising but the use of high-tech materials makes this a lightweight and therefore, competitive vessel. The boom and mast are in carbon; the rudder bar is by Navtec as are the hydraulics. The 30 kg Claw anchor is made by Lewmar, while the main and secondary winches are made by Harken.


As far as systems are concerned, the Baltic 60 is equipped with a group of next-generation gel batteries (24 V DC 1000 AH E for services and 12VDC 55 AH for ignition). Some equipment, such as the air conditioning, anchor windlass and water maker will be installed in such a way as to make them removable when the boat is racing. High-level technology can be seen in the use of carbon fibre laminates, pre-impregnated with epoxy resins on a core of Corecell THE RECENT PROJECT FROM THE FINNISH BOATYARD IS THE 60 FEET IMS FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN; ANOTHER JUDEL/VROLIJK CO-PROJECT. and Nomex for the hull and deck, as well as for the structural bulkheads. The vacuum laminates are post-cured at 50° for at least 16 hours. As far as concerns the electronics, these will include B&G instrumentation, ultrasonic speedometer, onboard computer, wireless touch screen for races, mini coms satellite, GSM telephone, VHF radio, radio with CD, and 20” flat screen TV. Autonomy is guaranteed by a 600 litre water tank and a 400 litre fuel tank. The boat will be powered by a Yanmar75 Hp diesel engine with two-fin prop for racing and four fin prop when cruising.

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