Baltic 65 Stig
The predecessor to Baltic 72 Grand Prix
The Italian owner, Alessandro Rombelli, has participated with Baltic 65 Stig in various regattas with very positive results and he has enjoyed it very much. Therefore he decided to push this passion of him to the next level and build a state of the art race yacht to be able to compete among the pure racers and the result is Baltic 72 Grand Prix.
A cruiser/racer with performance in mind
Baltic 65 Stig is also designed by judel/vrolijk and it was built with racing and cruising in mind, racing was arguably the higher priority and Baltic 65 Stig is probably one of the most high-performance cruiser/racer ever constructed at Baltic Yachts.
It still has a full interior, but there is no teak on the deck and is painted instead to save weight and reduce heeling moment. The interior layout is very interesting combining a twin cockpit deck layout with a single aft entrance. This enables an interior layout with a saloon area aft and all living space forward. The interior is very modern and will be minimally fitted out, with very little permanent furniture. Baltic 65 Stig has a telescopic lifting keel that is located completely outside and does not influence the interior or limit the cabin arrangements.
Baltic 65 Stig was equipped with two mainsails, one with minimum roach for ease of handling with a permanent backstay, and a racing mainsail with big roach, which will entail running backstays led to either aft quarter. A racing yacht should preferably have a very deep keel whereas a cruising yacht should reach also shallow waters. Therefore Baltic 65 Stig has a telescopic lifting keel that is located completely outside and does not influence the interior or limit the cabin arrangements. For cruising the telescopic keel makes the Baltic 65 Stig a versatile yacht for visiting shallow bays and harbours, with the 4.1m draft capable of reducing by 1.2m.