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Upgraded and refitted Baltic 51

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelBaltic Yachts 51
DesignerC&C Design Group
Boat NameEscondida
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax not paid
LyingTuscany, Italy


LOA15.54m (50'0")
LWL12.48m (40'0")
Beam4.66m (15'0")
Draft2.75m (9'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineYanmar 4JH3-DTE 125hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Michele Antonini
Broker - Grabau International Italia

+39 333 74 89 281

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    Hull No.4 of the C&C designed Baltic Yachts 51. Launched in 1980 and extensively refitted over recent seasons. A truly great example of the iconic Finnish build quality that has put Baltic Yachts at the very top of the yachting hierarchy.


    With just two owners since new, with the current ownership of 25 years, ESCONDIDA is hull no.4 of 24 Baltic 51’s built to designs by C&C. Continually refitted by her owner including recent fitment of a replacement teak deck, ESCONDIDA is a true classic Baltic now ready for her next owner.

    ESCONDIDA boasts many specification highlights including:-
    • Replacement teak deck fitted in 2019
    • Upgraded Yanmar 125hp engine fitted in 2016
    • MaxProp feathering propeller
    • Electric winch package to aid short-handed sailing
    • Versatile four cabin interior layout with three heads
    • Webasto diesel fired cabin heating
    • Recently serviced rig including carbon fibre boom
    • Hydraulic passerelle
    • Twin engine alternators
    • Combi battery charger and inverter
    • Tecnicomar reverse-osmosis watermaker
    • Raymarine chart plotter and recently installed Doppler radar scanner


    The Baltic 51 was a high performance, easily handled yacht with a functional deck layout which was equally suited for safe family cruising and fast IOR racing. This was the 5th serial production yacht in cooperation with C&C Design, and as with the previous Baltic 39 and Baltic 37, detailed comprehensive computer performance studies were used in the design evaluation. C&C Design´s chef designer Rob Ball and his team put in a lot of effort into the pre-studies for this design again resulting also in polars and performance numbers that could be used as targets for the racing owners. The computer studies carried out exceeded in details and volume that used even in many of today´s projects, and this design was developed in 1979 when most of the competitors still had their designs made “by hand”.

    Another ground-breaking feature on the Baltic 51 was the interior layout. The interior layout designed by our in-house design had the owners cabin aft with 2 guest cabins forward of the owners´ cabin, and this unique feature created a very comfortable interior for long ocean racing or/and cruising. However, the most unique feature was the owners’ cabins centre double berth under the aft cockpit. This was our creation and was first criticized by competitors, but later became one of the most copied interior features in our business.



    RCD Status:
    • Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was first placed into use prior to 16th June 1998.

    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Hull - GRP sandwich construction to the highest specification to provide an extremely rigid yet light and well insulated structure.
    • All high stress areas are especially strengthened and reinforced to accommodate localised loadings.
    • White topsides finish
    • Deck - Hand laid up moulded fibreglass with core stiffening, insulation and reinforcement incorporated in the way of deck fittings and winches.
    • 10mm Teak laid decking to the side decks, cockpit seating and cockpit sole – replaced 2019

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Deep keel bilge, Limber holes to allow drainage of bilge to sump.
    • Lead antimony Fin keel
    • Stainless steel keel bolts to an internal fabrication within the hull
    • Cantilevered semi elliptical balanced spade rudder with high strength rudder stock and blade within internal skeleton.


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 4JH3-DTE, 4 cylinders, direct injection, turbocharged and intercooled, diesel engine producing 125hp @ 3,800 RPM – 2016
    • Approx. 6 litres/hours engine consumption at cruising speed

    Service & Maintenance:
    • Engine hours – approx. 1,800 as of beginning 2024
    • Date of last engine service – 2023
    • Silent block replaced 2016

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Max Prop 3 blades feathering propeller
    • Vetus propeller shaft seal – 2022


    Voltage systems:
    • 12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via shorepower or inverter.

    Battery Banks:
    • 6x 12vDC 135Ahm service battery bank
    • 1x 12vDC engine crank battery
    • Wiring cables replaced 2023

    Charging / Inverter:
    • Mastervolt Mass Combi 12/1600-60 inverter battery charger.

    • 12vDC engine mounted alternator
    • 12vDC 135Ahm engine mounted alternator for services

    Fresh Water:
    • The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well-insulated ?? litres hot water tank, heated by engine or 230v AC immersion heater element.

    • TECNICOMAR 110l/h watermaker
    • The watermaker is runned from the engine

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 1x manual bilge pumps
    • 12v electric bilge pump


    • 300 litre fuel capacity in 2 150 stainless steel tanks

    Fresh Water:
    • 600 litres water capacity in 4 tanks
    • Electro actuator switch for the tank selection


    • Autohelm autopilot with Neko electric autopilot actuator
    • Raymarine chartplotter
    • B&G H2000 analogic Wind speed – aft cockpit
    • B&G H2000 analogic Wind direction – aft cockpit
    • B&G H2000 digital multi – aft cockpit
    • B&G H2000 20/20 digital – forward cockpit
    • Quantum Doppler scan array radar – 2021

    Chart table:
    • Compact X7
    • PC hardware – out of use
    • Clock and barometer
    • Battery monitor

    Communications Equipment:
    • Sailor VHF RT 144B
    • Navtex
    • Meoteoman
    • Icom VHF with DSC


    • Gimballed gas stove with burners and oven
    • 12vDC top opening fridge
    • 12vDC front opening fridge under the main table with dedicated engine
    • 2 stainless steel sinks with fresh water face forward with cover
    • One sink face back
    • Foot pumps

    • 3x heads and showers
    • 3x 12v electric heads
    • Aft head with fresh water
    • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with shower in heads

    Heating and ventilation:
    • Webasto air heater
    • Air fan

    • Stereo with speakers
    • 2x LCD TV


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • The Baltic 51 sleeps 8 persons in 4 separate staterooms yet maintains easy access to all areas of the interior.

    Accommodation Finish:
    • All joinery is teak faced with solid teak or laminated teak frames and capping. Satin varnish finish, all doors provided with retaining swing stops
    • Kick plates on steps and chafing pieces on sills are provided
    • Beige cloth upholstery through out
    • Teak gratings in head
    • Floorboards with laid teak veneer with holly inlay
    • Access to bilge at appropriate points
    • Soft lining panels to deck head


    • Black anodised 2 spreader masthead rig – serviced 2021
    • Keel-stepped mast
    • Carbon fibre black painted Maxspar boom
    • Stainless rod standing rigging – replaced 2012
    • Stainless rod rigging backstay and forestay – 2002
    • Wichard Babystay adjuster with ratchet
    • Lazy jacks with stackpack bag - 2023
    • Dyneema halyards
    • Genoa furler
    • Navtec hydraulic adjustment for backstay and vang with control panel at helm

    • 2x Barient self-tailing 3-speed powered winches in the aft cockpit
    • 2x Barient self-tailing 2-speed winches in the aft cockpit
    • 2x Barient Model 19 self-tailing 2 speed winches
    • 2x Barient 736 3 speed winches in the mid cockpit
    • 4x Barient 27 self-tailing 2 speed winches on the coach roof
    • 2x Barient 32 stainless steel winches on the coach roof
    • Antal W52 2 speed self-tailing winch on the coach roof
    • The latter is powered with remote control for main halyard
    • Winches engines serviced 2022

    • Dacron furling 135% furling genoa
    • Dacron full battens main sail

    • Double stainless lifelines.
    • Electro hydraulic folding gangway with remote control
    • Stern mounted radar mast
    • Wood taw rail
    • Folding cockpit table
    • Side gateways
    • Under water light
    • Portside and starboard side openable windows in the aft cabins
    • The aft cockpit Baltic design seats is available but not installed on board.

    Covers & Canvas:
    • Sun awning with folding bag

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Lofrans 1,500w windlass
    • 2x Bruce Inox anchor
    • Admiralty anchor


    General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

    Life saving:
    • 10 person liferaft – service valid until 5-2024
    • Fire extinguishers

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying Tuscany, Italy.

    Available to view strictly by appointment

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

    Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

    Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
    Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
    Email: michele@grabauinternational.com

    Grabau International offers the details of all vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the condition of any vessel and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

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