€690,000 tax paid

Very special one-owner custom Baltic

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Manufacturer/ModelBaltic Yachts 60 Custom
DesignerJudel Vrolijk / R&J Design / Vismara
Boat NameOps 5
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingNr.Rome, Italy


LOA18.02m (59'0")
LWL15.14m (49'0")
Beam4.5m (14'0")
Draft3.3m (10'0")
Hull ConstructionCarbon epoxy sandwich
EngineYanmar 4JH3-TCE 75hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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    Very special one-owner full custom Baltic 60 in full carbon/epoxy Nomex sandwich construction with fantastic performance cruise/race inventory and extremely versatile interior layout.


    A very VERY special Baltic. OPS5 is a completely custom Baltic 60 built to an extremely high specification for an experienced serial Baltic Yachts owner.

    Beautifully presented and professionally maintained since launch, her invntory highlights are many and include:-
    • Carbon/epoxy construction with Nomex core
    • Nomex cored interior joinery
    • Added noise insulation in sleeping cabins
    • Carbon Hall spars rig – repainted 2017
    • Standing rigging ultrasound tested 2017
    • Retractable bowthruster
    • North Sail wardrobe plus full regatta suit of sails
    • Harken electric winches
    • B&G Hercules navigation instruments
    • 2x Garmin chart plotters plus PC – 2018
    • 1000Ah of Sonnenschein gel service batteries
    • Spectra watermaker
    • 2.5kw inverter
    • Webasto air-conditioning and heating system
    • Sanguinetti retractable mooring bollard
    • Removable composite anchor fitting
    • Tender and outboard
    • Tender garage
    • Carbon passarelle


    The aim of this 60-footer was to create a truly dual-purpose boat optimised for both cruising and racing.
    Designed by judel/vrolijk Ops 5 was commissioned to perform well under both the IMS rule, popular in the Mediterranean at the time, and also under IRC which had a broader following.

    Judel/vrolijk drew a relatively narrow boat with plumb ends to take advantage of waterline length, but without the somewhat ungainly slab-sided shape that had become predominant under the IMS rule.
    As with so many yachts of this era, Ops had to perform just as well as a cruising yacht. Equipment including the air-conditioning unit, watermaker and anchor windlass were designed so that they could be removed easily when the yacht was in competition mode.

    With a marginally overlapping jib, swept spreaders for close-hauled trimming and a powerful sailplan, this yacht was optimised for light to moderate Mediterranean style conditions.

    OPS5 is a custom Baltic 60 IMS designed for the Mediterranean and was another challenging and exciting cooperation with Judel/Vrolijk & co. A project that again put Baltic Yachts capability to build a multi purpose yacht on test. The idea was to fit and optimize two worlds, racing and cruising into the same package. The approach of the Baltic 60 has been slightly different than with the Baltic 56 and 66.

    This 60 footer is built as a custom project for one of our previous clients and the concept has been worked out together with his family and crew. The idea of using the boat for competitive IMS racing was a deciding factor in asking Rolf Vrolijk and his design team to come up with a shape that is IMS optimized taking the latest rule changes and model testing into consideration.

    The hull and deck are in epoxy carbon, core-cell sandwich laminates and the same goes for structural bulkheads and interior paneling. The interior is comfortable for family cruising but using high-tech methods and materials will enable us to stay within design weight.

    Some cruising equipment like air-condition unit, anchor windlass, water maker etc is installed in such a way that they can relatively easily be removed when transferring the yacht from cruising to racing mode.

    This yacht was delivered early spring 2005 and participated in the Baltic Yachts Rendezvous in Porto Rotondo and came out as the over-all winner of the event.


    It was a big challenge for us to design a new Baltic 60 one-off for racing under IMS as well as racing under IRC, without compromising the cruising ability.

    The basic hull concept is a further development of our very successful IMS class 500 design, such as “Innovision”, “Banco Espiritu Santo”, “Bribon 2004”. The hull has a high Length to Beam ratio for low resistance when heeled upwind, but without the extreme flat top sides you see on new IMS racers. The displacement is in the medium range with approximate 17000kg in IMS trim and will guarantee very good upwind performance in all conditions. The hull has a long bow overhang which will give a very long effective length.

    The sail plan is fractional with a short top mast. This configuration in combination with an 110% overlap Jib will be very competitive under IMS and IRC racing. The concept with angled spreaders and without runners will also make it a very good and comfortable cruising boat upwind. The mast layout allows fractional as well as top spinnakers and can be optimize for light conditions by using the top spinnakers. For cruising purpose the asymmetrical top spinnakers will make it easy to handle the boat downwind. The sail area is big and will make the boat a good performer in light conditions so often found on the Mediterranean area.

    One of the restrictions from the customer was the maximum draft of 3.300m. This is of course for a performance very shallow and needed an intelligent solution. We opted for a cast iron top with big recess in the top that can also be used as a bilge. The bottom part is profiled bulb, which will still give good side force and will have a bigger affective draft. Additional we designed pockets in the side of the bulb that can be filled up lead (450kg) to give the boat more stability when not sailing in IMS trim. This appendage concept will produce a very low center of gravity combined with a good lifting surface for upwind performance.
    Construction is to the high Baltic quality and the intention to detail guarantees a low weight for a boat with a complete interior. The interior concept is from the Baltic design group and represents the ideas of the owner. We as a design team are very proud on the final outcome of the yacht and look forward to see the performance of the boat against the competition.

    Rolf Vrolijk
    Judel/Vrolijk & co



    RCD Status:
    • RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean” (or Cat B – whichever is appropriate)

    Hull Construction:
    • Laminate in Carbon fibres and epoxy resin.
    • Corecell core.
    • Cured under vacum in room temperature and post cured at 50 C (122°F) for minimum 16 hours.
    • Structural bulkheads as well as constructional panels in Carbon fibre/ Epoxy laminates. Prefabricated in a laminating press. Non-structural interior with Nomex core.

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Deck built as a one-off in a female mould using Carbon/Epoxy-vacuum consolidated laminates cured at 50 ºC for minimum 16 hours.
    • Corecell core.
    • Teak deck on complete deck: cabin top, side decks, cockpit floors and seats and on the coamings. The teak is epoxy glued to the fibre deck using vacuum bagging technique. No screws and plugs used except in the centerpieces and the outboard parts.

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Stainless steel fin with lead bulb, externally bolted
    • The cantilevered semi-elliptical balanced spade rudder is moulded from Carbon and filled with PVC-foam.
    • The rudderstock is made by ISOTOP out of high strength Carbon - Epoxy construction
    • The rudderstock passes through self-aligning roller bearings and a stuffing box that is strongly bounded to the hull.
    • JP3 rudder bearings


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 4JH3-TCE 75hp 4-cylinder diesel engine
    • Freshwater engine cooling
    • Yanmar SD50 saildrive gearbox

    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Engine hours: approx. 3,235hrs as of spring 2019
    • Engine service – 2019
    • Saildrive service - 2019

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • MaxPower 24vDC R200 retractable bowthruster – overhauled 2019
    • Flexofold 3-blade cruising prop
    • Gori 3-blade racing prop
    • Twin steering pedestals with single rope system.
    • The steering is provided by two steering wheels in carbon fiber with teak rim
    • Custom made composite white painted steering pedestals.
    • Steering wheels connected to a double-groove carbon quadrant by means of a Vectran rope. The quadrant is bolted to the rudderstock.
    • One aluminum alloy tube emergency tiller, storage in cockpit locker.


    Voltage systems:
    • 24vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power or inverter

    Battery Banks:
    • 12vDC Optima engine start battery
    • 10x Sonnenschein gel service batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 1,000Ah @ 24vDC
    • Mastervolt battery monitoring system

    • Mastervolt 100A 24vDC battery charger.

    • Mastervolt 24/2500 2.5kw inverter

    • 12vDC 80Amp alternator for engine start batteries
    • 24vDC 175Amp high output alternator for service batteries

    Other Electrical:
    • Baltic Yachts custom made with automatic safety circuit breakers. Indication diodes, amp. meters, voltmeters and tank level meters are provided. A 12 V DC for starting system, 24 V DC for service system.
    • 220vAC 50Hz Shore power


    Fresh Water:
    • Water heater. Heater capacity is 60 L. Heated by engine cooling water and shore power.
    • Water pressure system with outlets in heads, galley and crewcabin.
    • Telephone type shower, water faucet for cold and hot pressurized water.
    • Outlet for freshwater deckwash hose in anchor locker
    • Hot-cold shower in transom door.
    • Installation of pressure waterpump on silent blocks to eliminate vibrations.
    • Fresh water and salt water foot pumps in galley sink.
    • Pressurewater pump by Gianneschi & Ramaciotti.

    • Spectra Newport MPC-3000 watermaker.

    Bilge Pumps:
    • Two diaphragms type manual bilge pumps located at main companionway and in the aft cockpit.
    • One self-priming 24VDC heavy duty bilge pump with automatic switch.


    • 460 litre fuel capacity in two stainless steel tanks of 280l and 180l capacity
    • All tanks are Baltic custom made in stainless steel with baffles and inspection covers. All tanks are bonded to the hull by foam covered by laminate reduced noise.

    Fresh Water:
    • 590 litre fuel capacity in two stainless steel tanks of 320l and 270l capacity
    • All tanks are Baltic custom made in stainless steel with baffles and inspection covers. All tanks are bonded to the hull by foam covered by laminate reduced noise.

    Holding Tank:
    • 160 litre holding tank capacity in one stainless steel tank discharged via electric pump out.

    • B&G Hercules 2000 system with 3x multi-repeaters
    • 4x B&G 20.20 displays at mast
    • B&G Hercules 2000 autopilot
    • 2x Garmin GPS MAPxs chart plotters - 2018
    • Garmin AIS 600 - 2018
    • Fujitsu PC – 2018
    • 2x Suunot steering compasses

    Communications Equipment:
    • Sailor A1 VHF
    • Garmin VHF with DSC - 2018


    • Gas stove ALPES 4-burner with galley fan above with blower in lasarette.
    • Foot operated sea-water pump with possibility to drain the freezer box via a selector valve.
    • Foot operated fresh water pump.
    • Water faucet for hot and cold pressure water
    • Refrigerator cabinet and custom made top-loaded freezer box. Digital temperature meters. Compressors installed on silent blocks and sound insulated in the locker below sinks.
    • Isotherm Custom Line 24vDC refrigeration
    • Miele SS Microwave above stove.

    • 3x Tecma Silence Short 24vDC electric heads
    • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with shower in heads

    Heating & Ventilation:
    • Webasto air-conditioning and heating system running from batteries or from shorepower
    • DC fans in galley, chart table, saloon, owners cabin and aft cabins

    • LG LCD television.
    • Alpine CD/Radio/DVD


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Up to 10 berths in master twin cabin, two aft guest cabins with double and single berths and saloon settee berthing. Further crew berth(s) in forepeak.

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Carbon Nomex construction with teak veneer facing.
    • 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.
    • Canvas leecloths provided for berths in owner's stateroom and guest cabins.
    • Curtains are provided for side windows and portlights, quality and color for curtains according to samples.
    • 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.
    • Floorboards 15mm gaboon plywood with Teak/Koto stripes
    • Ceiling lined with removable soft paneling.
    • Sound insulation to deckhead and hull sides in owners and guest cabins.
    Skipper’s Cabin:
    • A flush hatch to be installed on deck.
    • The toilet and sink to be located on port side so that a door can be located in the shower to access the owner room.
    • 2nd berth, pipe berth, hinged above the existing one.
    • Folding sink.

    Forward Owner’s Cabin:
    • Two separate single berths.
    • Two hanging lockers.
    • Bookshelves above both berths.
    • Drawers under berths.
    • Toilet compartment forward.
    • Separate shower compartment.

    Heads Compartments (Forward and Aft):
    • One toilet forward, two aft.
    • Molded FRP basin and liners/lockers
    • Counter unit and lockers with ample provision for storage.
    • Tecma Silence Short 24vDC electric heads
    • Owner and guest toilets discharge to holding tank only.
    • Crew toilet manual Jabsco with only direct out discharge.
    • Stall shower: Shower room forward for owner’s cabin. Telephone type shower, water faucet for cold and hot pressurized water, shower sump with sump pump. Shelves for accessories.

    • Table to be fitted with gas piston supports enabling the table to be lowered to the same level as the settee to create occasional double berth.
    • Seat on centerline with a hinged backrest so it can be flipped from side to side enabling seating in both directions.
    • Storage space behind settee backrests.
    • Bookshelves and lockers
    • Curtains for side windows.
    • Space for TV, Video, Stereo, etc.

    • Gas stove ALPES 4-burner
    • Galley fan above with blower in lasarette.
    • Stowage for 2 propane gas bottles under helmsman's seat. Remote solenoid valve.
    • Stowage for cooking utensils. Adequate drawers and glass racks for stowage of crockery.
    • Corian-covered work top with deep fiddles.
    • Deep stainless steel sink units.
    • Drying locker for dishes above, garbage container under.
    • Foot operated sea-water pump with possibility to drain the freezer box via a selector valve.
    • Foot operated fresh water pump.
    • Water faucet for hot and cold pressure water
    • Refrigerator cabinet and custom made top-loaded freezer box. Digital temperature meters. Compressors installed on silent blocks and sound insulated in the locker below sinks.
    • Isotherm Custom Line 24vDC
    • Miele SS Microwave above stove.

    Navigation Station:
    • Navigation area with stowage for charts, books, pencils etc.
    • Bulkhead space for mounting electronic instruments, radio equipment, etc.
    • Master electric panel with safety circuit breakers and navigator's light.
    • Chart storage under deck.
    • Oilskin locker aft of navigation station. Shelf area for blankets and towels outboard in oilskin locker, to be separated with a zip cover door.

    Aft Cabins:
    • Two aft guest cabins with full privacy.
    • Each cabin has its own private toilet compartment.
    • Cabins provided with upper and lower berths.
    • Hanging locker and storage space.
    • Berths provided with mattresses and leeboard.
    • Sound insulation material on hull sides and deck.
    • The aft cabins to be with the lower berth divided in 2 parts, the outboard part is fixed as a big single bed, the inboard part hinged on the longitudinal bulkhead and disappearing flush in the bulkhead when up. When down it creates a double berth.
    • The vertical side of the fixed berth provided with drawers/lockers


    • Hall Spars carbon fibre deck-stepped mast with 2-sets of swept-back spreaders
    • Rig ultrasound inspected and repainted - 2017
    • Deep box section carbon fibre boom
    • Carbon spinnaker pole
    • Navtec stainless steel rod standing rigging – Ultrasoud checked 2017
    • Harken combination mainsail track for sliders or boltrope
    • Holmatro hydraulic mast jack
    • Kevlar removable inner forestay with deck-mounted tensioner
    • Reckman carbon genoa furler
    • Future Fibres textile backstays - 2017
    • Navtec hydraulic for twin backstays, vang and outhaul with control panels in cockpit
    • 24vDC 2kw hydraulic power pack for adjustment of mainsail x-haul traveller and genoa sheet cars
    • Screw-out padeye on bow for code 0 and gennaker tack fitting. The padeye can also be used to attach the removable anchor arm.

    • Winches are Harken Italy low drum models.
    • The coffee grinder for primaries is a Harken carbon fibre remouvable.
    • All 6 winches are electric.
    • 2x Harken B990.3 STEA primary winches
    • Primary pedestal system: Carbon pedestal-Mid drive w/2 disconnects
    • 2x Harken B65.3 3 STAE mainsheet winches
    • 2x Harken B55.2 2 STAE halyard winches

    • North Sails fully-battened mainsail
    • North Sails cruising mainsail
    • North Sails furling genoa
    • North Sails light wind genoa
    • North Sails medium wind genoa
    • North Sails No.2 genoa
    • North Sails No.3 genoa
    • North Sails No.4 jib
    • North sails gennaker with sock
    • Staysail
    • Storm jib
    • Note – Extensive racing sail wardrobe is available from 2009, unused since 2011

    • Pulpit and pushpit made of Stainless Steel tubes are mounted on the bow and transom. The pulpit is fitted with navigation lights and the pushpit with a stern light. Pulpit with opening.
    • Double lifelines stainless steel wire with gate in lifelines on starboard side.
    • Teak toerail
    • Flag pole in Carbon, white painted, on aft deck stb side.
    • Stainless Steel handrails for main companionway.
    • Hatches are in composite with perspex glass and flush mounted on deck.
    • Transom door for access to lazarette. Door mechanically operated by a rope purchase system inside the stb helmsmans locker.
    • The transom door has a swimming ladder on the outboard side
    • The transom door is wide enough that a deflated soft bottom 2.40 m dinghy can be located in the lazarette.
    • Hot & cold shower at transom.
    • Carbon telescopic gangway with double deck fitting sockets on aft deck port side, under pushpit horizontal leg.
    • Cockpit table with same length as the cockpit seats and to be with fold-up sides. Built light in Carbon sandwich with teak veneer. Storage for cockpit table in the lazarette.
    • Stainless steel outboard davit

    Covers & Canvas:
    • Stackpack for mainsail with lazyjacks
    • Cockpit cushions plus foredeck sunpad cushions
    • Cockpit awning with side covers
    • Helm pedestal coves

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Anchor windlass, Lewmar Concept 3 Gypsy Only 24V 2000W.
    • Footswitches up/down for the windlass on deck and also a switch in the cockpit control panel.
    • Anchor DELTA 25kg with 75m 10mm calibrated galvanised anchorchain (chain only, no rope).
    • Removable composite anchor arm which will be fixed in the bow-padeye.
    • Separate storage place with holder for the anchor in the anchor locker when it is removed from the anchor arm. Storage place also for the anchor arm in the anchor locker.
    • Custom made stainless steel sheavebox on deck with two chainrollers to lead the chain into anchor locker, with a cover for the hole when the chain is removed.
    • Sanguineti retractable capstan winch, 1000 W, on foredeck.

    Tender & Outboard:
    • Zodiac C340 inflatable tender
    • Honda 15hp 4-stroke outboard

    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:
    • RINA Certificate until February 2023
    • 2x Arimar 6-man liferafts – next service due 2020
    • Flarepack
    • ACR 406Mhz EPIRB.

    Fire control:
    • Fire extinguishers

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    Lying Nr.Rome - Italy

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