Grabau International is delighted to announce the sale of the 2005 Baltic Yachts 56 ‘BIONIC ELK’.
The one and only BIONIC ELK. Perhaps the most striking of the modern generation of Baltic Yachts. Built regardless of cost and arguably the speed machine of all. Lots of recent refit expenditure leaves her in sparkling shape and ready for her next owner. A great opportunity to acquire an icon of modern yachting.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
Quite simply, the ultimate performance cruiser. Baltic Yachts legendary build quality in Epoxy sandwich with carbon and Kevlar, ultra-slippery Judel Vrolijk hull lines, easily-operated and very well-hidden canting keel and daggerboard systems, easily-managed rig set-up for short-handed sailing, and a fantastic modern interior layout with three cabins, two heads plus further occasional berths in saloon and pilot-berths aft. Her specification highlights include:- • Teak decks • Retractable bowthruster • 24vDC domestic systems with Gel batteries • Mastervolt Generator • Spectra Watermaker • CLD Air-Conditioning • Canting keel with daggerboards • Carbon rig with Park Avenue boom • Carbon laminate sails plus gennakers and Code 0. • Lewmar 3-speed electric winches close to helm for sail controls • Gaggenau galley • B&G instruments with radar, plotters and H5000 nav instruments
Originally launched in 2005 and the first in the Baltic 56 semi-custom series, BIONIC ELK is by far the most unique and performance orientated of her class. Simply perfect for inshore racing, she also has great ocean-legs as proved by an ARC-crossing in her early life.
Extensively updated throughout her life, her most recent refit took place in 2017 with Baltic Yachts Service in Palma de Mallorca, shortly before her purchase by her current owners. Highlights from this refit included:- • Complete new B&G electronics system with 3x Zeus 12” plotters, full H5000 system and mast-mounted 30/30 displays • Rig taken out, mast and boom clear-coated and replaced rod standing rigging • Replacement upgraded Yanmar saildrive gearbox • New suit of North 3Di sails • Repainting of superstructure • New exterior canvas work • New interior covers, mattresses and cushions • New Gel service batteries • Overhaul of all systems, seacocks, keel box etc (carried out later in La Coruna) • Servicing of engine and gearbox
Baltic 56 no 1 hull “BIONIC ELK” is certainly a full out example of maximum flexibility. The deck and interior layouts are 100% custom, tailor designed and styled by Judel/Vrolijk to suit the clients’ wishes. The technology level is extremely high utilizing pre-preg carbon laminates, foam sandwich in the hull with honeycomb sandwich in the deck laminates and in general the technology is taken to the highest level.
The boat is furthermore equipped with a canting keel system allowing the keel to swing 40 degrees to each side boosting the sailing stability without making the boat heavy. On our previous canting keel 78-footer Super Baltic 5, we used a canard forward, but this time the 56 no.1 had twin dagger boards. The dagger boards are more effective since they are further back hence lessening the up and down movement, they are designed with asymmetric foil shape giving better lift drag ratios and additionally they are closer to vertical when sailing also making them more effective.
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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