“With nature, not with glamour” has been the enduring message from the client in planning the interior of his Baltic 107 currently under construction.
Designed by German Frers, this 32.6m yacht has been configured as a lightweight, high performance sloop. With a total displacement of 83500kg, of which 34500kg is ballast, the Baltic 107 will have an impressive power to weight ratio. The lifting keel enables draft to vary from 3.35m to 4.85m.
Production is well underway, with the deck laminated and most of the structural elements of the hull now complete. Joinery and finishing the interior are next on the list, followed by installation of the engine.
B107’s interior has an owner-forward, crew-aft layout with a generous VIP cabin just forward of the mast. This sits adjacent to an owner’s study which leads to the generous en-suite owner’s cabin in the bow. A spacious raised saloon, two guest cabins and a dedicated children’s cabin complete the guest arrangement. The commercial standard galley, twin-crew cabins and head make up the crew accommodation.
The B107 is the first Frers-designed yacht Adam Lay Studio has worked on, although Adam has worked with Baltic Yachts before, on the design and build of 141’/34m Canica, before he started his own studio. MCM’s Nigel Ingram is managing the project with Mark von Drashek and Georges Bourgoignie completing the owner’s team.
The interior styling has been greatly influenced by an area of great natural beauty in North America where the client spends much of his leisure time. Taking cues from rock formations, lichen, trees, water and stunning paintings by a group of talented individuals, have culminated in an interior which pushes the boundaries for a yacht of this size.
Texture, natural looking surfaces, special finishes containing pigments made from the berries of plants found in the region, provide an immediate connection with one of the owner’s favourite places in the world. The mainly neutral but textural built-in joinery is augmented by bright bold colours in the upholstery fabrics, which are again inspired by the luminous lichen colors found in this region.
Special custom-made furniture pieces, lighting, and feature bulkhead panels are being developed specifically for the project which demands a completely new interpretation of a sailing yacht’s interior. Light-weight construction techniques and unique surface finishes have seen Baltic Yachts’ joinery department rise to the challenge, and will ensure the B107’s interior is like no other in the sailing world.