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€340,000 tax paid

Kevlar/E-glass vacuum-bagged Baltic 52

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelBaltic Yachts 52
DesignerSparkman & Stephens
Boat NameSpirit
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingRavenna, Italy


LOA16m (52'0")
LWL13.15m (43'0")
Beam4.7m (15'0")
Draft2.8m (9'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP/Kevlar/Epoxy sandwich
EngineYanmar 4JH2 DTBE 88hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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    Epoxy vacuum-bagged Baltic 52 with carbon rig and fantastic cruising specification. Stunning Sparkman & Stephens lines and sparkling performance in all weathers.


    In the Baltic 52 Sparkman & Stephens and Baltic Yachts have created the perfect combination of aesthetic beauty, safety and speed. SPIRIT, hull number 5 of 18, has enjoyed outstanding upgrades and continuous, scrupulous maintenance by all her owners. She is perfectly equipped for cruising or club racing. She is also one of very few Baltic 52’s built with Epoxy/vacuum bagged hull and equipped with a carbon rig.

    SPIRIT was purchased by her present owner in 2013 and promptly underwent a comprehensive overhaul, highlights of which include:-
    • Full ‘zero-hour’ engine overhaul – 2013
    • Complete electrical installation upgrade - 2014
    • Generator disassembly and overhaul - 2015
    • New mainsail - 2016
    • New B&G instruments – 2017
    • New genoa – 2018
    • Rig removed for servicing and replacement of standing rigging – 2019
    • Shaft ultrasonic inspected – 2019
    • Fitment of bowthruster
    • Fitment of watermaker



    RCD Status:
    • Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from CE Confirmity as she was in use in the EEA prior to June 1998.

    Hull Construction:
    • Fiberglass and balsa sandwich construction, Kevlar/E-glass hybrid fibers and CK57 aircraft balsa laminated with epoxy resin, post cured and vacuum bagged
    • Hull painted with off white AWL-Grip (2005)
    • All high stress areas are specially strengthened with built up unidirectional roving orientated in the direction of the stress.
    • Uni-directional roving is a special developed glass/ aramid (Kevlar) hybrid to improve impact resistance, strength, stiffness and safety of the structure.
    • High grade epoxy resin is used in the lamination process to create an extremely strong high-tech laminate.
    • Transverse floors and longitudinal stringers are made up of uni-directional roving and fabmat around a low density PVC core.
    • Main structural bulkheads are built up of a balsa core GRP sandwich construction.
    • Chain Plates are stainless steel through bolted to longitudinal or transverse bulkheads which are securely bonded to the hull and deck. Plates are provided with backing plates to spread loads adequately. Chain plates are grounded to a keel bolt for lightning protection.
    • Engine beds are incorporated in hull. Built up of uni-directional fibers on a PVC foam core.
    • Fabricated aluminium alloy mast step bolted to re-inforced floors and stringers.

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Hand laid-up moulded fiberglass with balsa core for stiffening and insulation, appropriate reinforcement incorporated in the area of the winches and fittings.
    • The deck has a high strength/ weight ratio and is bonded to the hull with layers of roving. The deck is through bolted to the hull.
    • Hand laid teak deck including cockpits and aft coamings

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Fin keel, lead with antimony
    • Stainless steel cast-in keel bolts.
    • Balanced spade rudder, Epoxy/S-glass both blade and shaft
    • JP3 rudder bearings (2005)


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 4JH2 DTBE 4-cylinder turbo-charged 88hp diesel engine
    • Engine hours – approx 2,400 as of winter 2018/19
    • Engine ‘zero-hour’ overhauled 2013
    • Yanmar reduction gearbox
    • Fresh¬water cooled engine.
    • Single lever engine control.

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • 24vDC bowthruster
    • 3-bladed feathering propeller
    • The propeller shaft is made of corrosion resistant steel AISI 329 with flexible shaft coupling and stuffing box. – shaft ultrasonic inspected 2019
    • Stainless steel ‘destroyer’ type helm wheel with Baltic Yachts custom made pedestal.
    • The steerer has sprockets and non magnetic chains leading to steering cables. The steering cables are stainless steel wire and the cable sheaves have a score diameter of not less than 20 times the wire diameter. The steering sheaves are mounted on brackets securely bonded to the structure – steering cables replaced during 2017/18 refit
    • One aluminium alloy tube emergency tiller, storage in cockpit locker.


    Voltage systems:
    • 24vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power, generator or inverter
    • Electrical system revised – 2014
    • 24v-12v KD60 voltage converter - 2002

    Battery Banks:
    • 12vDC engine start battery
    • 12vDC generator start battery
    • 24vDC service batteries
    • Battery monitoring system

    Charging / Inverter:
    • Battery charger
    • 2kw inverter

    • Northern Lights S-3C 6kw diesel generator
    • Generator rebuilt - 2015

    • 12v engine-mounted alternator for start battery
    • 24v secondary alternator for service battery bank

    Other Electrical:
    • Baltic Yachts custom made with automatic safety circuit breakers. Indication diodes, amp.meters, volt meters and tank level meters are provided. A 12 V DC for starting system, 24 V DC for service system.
    • 220vAC Shore power


    Fresh Water:
    • Water heater provided. Heated by engine cooling water and shore power.
    • 60 litre hot water tank
    • Water pressure system with outlets in heads and galley. Pump with automatic pressure switch.
    • Telephone type shower, water faucet for cold and hot pressurised water.

    • Reverse osmosis watermaker

    Bilge Pumps:
    • Electric bilge pump
    • 2x manual bilge pumps


    • All tanks are Baltic custom made in stainless steel with baffles and inspection covers.
    • All tanks are pressure tested.
    • Tank shut-offs provided. A water separator is installed on the fuel line. The fuel tank has a deck fill marked FUEL. The fill fitting is grounded via the tank to a keel bolt.
    • The fresh water tanks have deck fill marked WATER.
    • Tank meter with selector switch on electrical panel.
    • The tanks are securely laminated to the hull and foamed in for rigidity and sound insulation.

    • Approx 360 litres fuel capacity

    Fresh Water:
    • Approx 760 litres water capacity

    Holding Tanks:
    • Blackwater holding tank


    • B&G Hydra 2000 sailing instruments, new main computer, 2 digital displays, 2 analog (August 2006)
    • B&G Triton 2 wind station – 2017
    • B&G Zeus chart plotter
    • Furuno radar scanner and display
    • Raymarine Smartpilot S3G Autopilot - 2005
    • Steering compass

    Communications Equipment:
    • Raymarine VHF at chart table and in cockpit


    • Alpes Inox gas stove with 3x burners and oven
    • Top-loading fridge and freezer with 2x Waeco 24v/220v compressors - 2006
    • Double stainless steel sink with pressurised hot & cold water
    • Fresh and salt water foot pumps

    • 2x Raritan PHE II electric heads
    • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with shower in heads

    Heating & Ventilation:
    • MTC-4 Micro air-conditioning system – 1996
    • Eberspacher D7L hot air cabin heating system
    • DC ventilation fans

    • Radio CD with speakers - 2006


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • The Baltic 52 sleeps 9 persons in 3 separate guest staterooms. 2 heads compartments plus further shower compartment.

    • Storage for sails.

    Forward Guest Cabin:
    • Guest cabin with twin bunks to port and starboard plus hanging locker
    • Access to forepeak locker.
    • Ensuite heads access.

    • Moulded GRP basin in special hygienic gelcoat.
    • Counter unit and lockers with ample provision for stowage.
    • Foot-operated fresh water pump.
    • Marine toilet with overboard discharge through seacock.
    • Mirror, toothbrush, towel, soap and paper holder.
    • Telephone type shower, water faucet for cold and hot pressurised water, shower sump with sump pump.

    Main Saloon
    • Dining area to port with dining table and U-shaped settee.
    • Dining table fixed and hand-rubbed varnished teak.
    • All visible wood surfaces are teak faced.
    • Bookshelves and storage space provided.
    • Settee provided to Stb.

    Navigation Station
    • Navigation area to starboard with stowage for charts, books, pencils etc.
    • Forward facing chart table with upholstered seat
    • Bulkhead space for mounting electronic instruments, radio equipment, etc.
    • Master electric panel with safety circuit breakers and navigator's light.

    • Aft of saloon to port
    • Stowage for cooking utensils.
    • Drawers and glass racks for stowage of crockery.
    • Laminate covered work top with deep fiddles.
    • Deep stainless steel sink units.
    • Water faucet for hot and cold pressure water.

    Aft Guest Cabin:
    • Aft of navigation station to starboard
    • Upper and lower bunks
    • Hanging locker

    Aft Shower:
    • Shower compartment accessible from aft guest cabin and master cabin

    Owner’s Suite
    • King size berth, table with storage drawers under on each side.
    • Toilet with separate shower cabin.
    • Hanging lockers
    • Dressing table

    Owner’s Ensuite Heads:
    • Accessible also from galley for use as day-heads
    • Moulded GRP basin in special hygienic gelcoat.
    • Counter unit and lockers with ample provision for stowage.
    • Foot-operated fresh water pump.
    • Marine toilet with overboard discharge through seacock.
    • Mirror, toothbrush, towel, soap and paper holder.
    • Telephone type shower, water faucet for cold and hot pressurised water, shower sump with sump pump.

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Joinery work is to the highest standard. All joinery is teak faced with solid teak or laminated teak frames and capping. The joinery is varnished throughout. Visible surfaces are varnished and handrubbed 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.
    • Curtains are provided for side windows and portlights
    • Hanging lockers are provided with rods and hooks.
    • Locker doors are fitted with louvers for ventilation.
    • Teak gratings in head.
    • Floorboards with laid teak veneer. Access to bilge provided where practical. Dust collector with teak grating in front of main entrance ladder.
    • Ceiling lined with removable soft panelling.
    • Blue & white striped upholstery throughout


    • Hall Spars carbon fibre mast – 1994
    • 3-sets of inline spreaders
    • Navtec discontinuous rod standing rigging – replaced 2019
    • Harken manual genoa furler – 1994
    • Navtec hydraulic boom vang and backstay adjuster
    • Enerpac hydraulic mast jack
    • Carbon fibre spinnaker pole - 2000
    • All running rigging in Spectra and Kevlar
    • Cutter stay with Navtec hydraulic cylinder recessed below deck
    • Antal Battcar system for mainsail
    • Second main halyard sheave and halyard, also used for gangway
    • Insulated backstay
    • Checkstays

    • 2x Barient B-737 3-speed primary winches
    • 1x Barient B-28 self-tailing electric main halyard winch
    • 2x Barient B-36 self-tailing secondary winches
    • 2x Barient B-32 self-tailing genoa halyard winches
    • 1x Barient B-32 self-tailing spinnaker halyard winch
    • 2x Barient B-28 self-tailing control line winches
    • 1x Barient B-28 self-tailing mainsheet winch

    • One Sails Oceanica Dacron fully-battened mainsail with 3-reefs – 2016
    • One Sails Dacron furling genoa - 2018
    • 2x further genoas
    • 1x staysail
    • 1x further mainsail
    • 2x spinnakers

    • A pulpit and pushpit of high quality stainless steel tube are mounted on the bow and transom.
    • Double life lines are installed passing through stainless steel stanchions with stainless steel wire and set up with turnbuckles at the after end.
    • The pulpit is fitted with navigation lights and the pushpit with a stern light.
    • Stainless steel handrail for main companionway is provided.
    • Passarelle
    • Transom antenna pole for radar

    Covers & Canvas:
    • Navy blue stackpack for mainsail with lazyjacks
    • Canvas helm wheel and pedestal cover
    • Navy blue canvas sprayhood
    • Cockpit cushions

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Lewmar 24vDC electric anchor windlass
    • Anchor with chain
    • Fortress kedge anchor
    • Fenders and warps

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying Ravenna, 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.

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