Beautiful example of the classic C&C designed Baltic Yachts 37. One of 51 examples built between 1978 and 1983.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
With her classic and timeless hull lines care of C&C Design Group and her legendary build quality from Baltic Yachts in Finland, NINA comes close to being the ‘ultimate’ 37ft ocean cruising yacht. One of 51 examples built, NINA has been blessed with caring owners who have not been shy to spend money to keep her in great shape. In recent seasons, NINA has benefitted from a comprehensive refit/update program including:- • Replacement teak decks in 2013 • Replacement rod standing rigging in 2006 • Fitment of inner forestay and staysail • Upgraded sail wardrobe • Raymarine electronics • New batteries
Our target for our new Baltic 37 is to produce and high performance, comfortable, easy handle yacht capable of offshore racing as well as offshore cruising at a size which could best describe as “a small one-tonner”. Characteristics are very much in line with the successful BALTIC 39 while embodying changes aimed towards improved upwind and downwind performance.
The bow shape is typical of our recent work, being reasonably deep and very sharp to facilitate good performance in a seaway, with powerful forward sections to provide good directional stability. Amidships, the hull incorporates a rather narrow beam waterline with significantly wider beam at deck level. This adds hull form stability as well as good downwind performance and makes for a roomy and comfortable interior as well. The full aft sections are fair and undistorted. Here we have incorporated plenty of volume for added sailing length when heeled and at high speeds, but have oriented it in such a way that steering and handling will be easier on a power reach. In recent years we have been concentrating in this particular area in order to achieve off wind boat speed without the normal tendency towards strong weather helm. These characteristics result in a handsome and practical hull which performs veil in all weather conditions and is easily controlled.
The keel design is the result of hydrodynamic analysis tempered with experience. Careful attention is paid to the location and volume of the keel in accordance with the longitudinal distribution of the hull’s volume. In this way we match the keel to the particular characteristics of the hull. This keel is rather deep with a draft of 2.06 metres and incorporates our new tip shape which offers the best combination of lift and drag. The centre of gravity of the ballast is low. Providing good sailing stability without having to resort to a higher ballast ratio. This combination with Baltic’s proven ability to build down to a given weight, assures us of good upwind stability in a light beat. The rudder, again, is a deep, high aspect ratio fin with close attention paid to its control effectiveness for a high degree of manoeuvreability, while avoiding any propensity to stall.
The most striking characteristic of the deck layout on the BALTIC 37 is the handsome low profile and the happy compromise of the companionway entrance. This arrangement allows for excellent accommodations below with easy access from the cockpit. The latter incorporates comfortable sea-ting, good storage for a life raft, and horseshoe Life rings. Instruments are housed in a comprehensive spray-hood while opening hatches provide good ventilation below.
Rig design is again a result of close study of the characteristics of this boat as well as thorough knowledge of aerodynamic principals. The spar section itself is a new design which t by delaying separation around its leeward side, minimizes drag while increasing lift. The spreaders intersect the spar without the at heavy spreader bases of other manufacturers mid the shrouds are fastened to the spar internally for minimum windage. The rig is tall for this yacht’s size but with good stability and a solid hull shape she should perform well in both light airs and heavy conditions.
Interior layout is quite unique for a boat of this size – providing an aft cabin as well as a full stand–up head, With careful incorporation of cabin shape and companion-way, there is good headroom in the comfortable aft cabin as well a the head compartment which is opposite on the port side. The owner’s cabin embodies a full double berth, shelf, bureau and settee in a closable ventilated area. The chart table and galley are amidships, concentrating all of the heavy accommodations in the middle of the sailing length, thus minimizing pitching in a seaway. The main cabin has four large berths and a full-size dinette; there are vee-berths with a bureau and hanging locker in the forward cabin. Flanking the port side of the companionway is an oilskin locker with additional storage space beneath the companionway as well.
This yacht is typical of those built by Baltic Yacht and displays excellence in its interior finish with varnished teak on most surfaces. Fittings of the highest quality are used throughout and the builder’s thorough execution extends to all corners of the yacht. The construction includes the use of balsa core in both hull and deck. Unidirectional roving is used in many areas where it is orientated in the direction of the applied loadings. Thorough bonding of bulkheads to both hull and deck assure a comprehensive structural unit that can withstand any weather conditions which might be encountered.
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