The new Baltic 68 Café Racer is inspired by the eponymous motorbikes of the 1960s. The latter were spare, customised, lightweight and often built from parts of other bikes so they would be one-offs that the young London rockers of the day could use to spin from between their favourite cafes and show off outside them. The new amazing 20m from Baltic Yachts is just as much a one-off on the scene.
Penned by Javier Jaudenes for launch next year, it is designed for easy sailing and will be extremely green and sustainable. The 68 Café Racer also sports a 30kW electric motor, solar cells, a hydrodynamic generator, and a deck built from sustainable pine. Over 50 per cent of the hull structure is made from ampliTex Bcomp flax fibre so it is sustainable as well as exceptionally good at damping sound.
Lastly, like the latest hybrid cars, the Baltic 68 has a range extender to charge its lithium ion battery. Its exterior lines are amazing, clean and very sleek, while below decks, there is only two cabins: a large master cabin with head forward, a dinette and galley, as well as a second small cabin (maybe for crew) and head aft. The 68 Café Racer splashes in spring 2021.