Grabau International is delighted to announce its successful sale of the 1999 Baltic Yachts 73 Pilothouse ‘NEURATH’.
Stunning pilothouse Baltic from Judel Vrolijk & R&J Designs. Maintained regardless of cost and updated/refitted in recent seasons.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
Designed for a European who wanted a pilothouse yacht, NEURATH (built as CANICA and later renamed BRAMORA) had to perform well under sail and at the same time be a very good load carrier – the sort of challenge Baltic Yachts relishes!
Through careful design and precise weight calculations combined with the use of high-tech composites Baltic were able to achieve a ballast ratio of about 40 per cent which meant the yacht had plenty of stability and achieved her aim of having an abundance of stowage space.
At 73ft NEURATH is a powerful, very long-legged cruising yacht and demonstrates Baltic’s ability to build not just for performance, but specifically for efficient, fast passage-making.
Throughout all her ownerships, NEURATH has benefitted from ‘open cheque-book’ maintenance and upgrade programmes
Since my purchase of NEURATH, every year the boat is lifted ashore for at least a month, in this period the state of the hull, bulb, rudder, propeller shaft and bowthruster are checked and any updates and servicing works carried. Following application of fresh antifouling, she is then relaunched. The engine and generator are serviced annually and in accordance with hours run with service records kept.
In the years that I have owned the the boat, she has always benefited from a professional crew who have carried out annual and extra maintenance works as required, to guarantee a high standard and slowing down the natural process of use.
The main goal with this project was to develop a high-quality comfortable Pilot House cruising Yacht but with a higher level of performance than normally found in this category of sailing yachts. The only way to achieve the performance was to build the yacht lighter then traditionally expected from a Pilot House type boat. The only way to achieve the weight saving without compromising on the cruising comfort and equipment was to utilize High Technology materials and methods in the design and building process of the yacht.
Hull and deck plus main bulkheads were built in Epoxy / Carbon / Vacuum bagged laminates resulting in a substantial weight saving compared to conventional materials and methods.
In order to reach a high stability with moderate draft and with moderate ballast weight a welded keel fin was opted for with a lead bulb. The welded keel fin allowed for a much lighter fin and this allowed for higher bulb weight all resulting in a low ballast CG.
The interior layout had to offer very comfortable cruising facilities for the owner and his family plus for occasional guests. However Bulkheads an main paneling was made in sandwich construction for weight saving reason.
Spring 1999 the yacht was launched and have crossed the Atlantic plus cruising sailed in Mediterranean waters.
We wish her new owners fair winds and following seas.
For those that missed out, Grabau International has a number of other similar yachts available for sale including:
Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high quality cruising yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us.
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