Baltic prepares for launch of foiling superyacht Canova

The 43.3 metre Baltic 142 Custom Canova has exited the shed ahead of her launch. The final assembly of the sailing superyacht’s keel and DSS foil has now taken place.

Nearing its launch day in Finland is one of Baltic Yachts’ most ambitious projects to date; the 43.3-metre foiling superyacht Canova. With the innovative new Dynamic Stability System (DSS) in place; the shipyard spent the past week fitting the yacht’s keel assembly ahead of its launch.

The yard revealed more details about the yacht’s innovative use of sailing technology, specifically its dynamic stability system. Developed in collaboration with Gordon Kay from Infiniti Performance Yachts; the system employs a sliding foil that can extend up to nine metres. This feature has featured on smaller yachts. But this is the first time it will be employed on a large sailing superyacht.

The foil has been designed to be deployed when the yacht is sailing at speed. The estimated result is a top speed increase of 5-20%, depending on the conditions. A dummy foil has already been successfully trialled in the casing, ahead of the fitting of the final foil next year. When fitted, the foil will run directly beneath the owner’s cabin amidships.

Gordon Kay said; “Having installed DSS in dozens of yachts we can confidently say we have reached another level with the impeccable installation of the foil case in the Baltic 142 Canova”.

Vice president at Farr Yacht Design Britton Ward added; “The predicted performance numbers are remarkable with the boat able to comfortably achieve boat speeds equal to wind speed in moderate to strong conditions”.

A squaretop mainsail and Rondal mast and rigging further add to the Baltic 142 Custom’s high-performance credentials.

The sloop-rigged performance cruising yacht features naval architecture and exterior styling by Farr Yacht Design while Lucio Micheletti is collaborating with the in-house team at Baltic Yachts on the interior styling.

Impressive Interior of Superyacht Canova

It comes after Baltic Yachts gave a construction update on the yacht earlier this year. The majority of the yacht’s accommodation modules have been installed, as have the diesel electric propulsion system and pull propeller “pod”.

Accommodation will be for up to eight guests split across four cabins including an amidships owner’s suite. A long Bimini hardtop will extend out from the coachroof over the cockpit; providing a shaded al fresco relaxation spot and powered windows that lower at the touch of a button will provide further shelter in this area.

Other key features include a diesel electric Visedo/Cummins propulsion system; nine metre beam and a lifting keel that can reduce the draught from 6.5 metres to 3.8 metres.

In addition to this ground-breaking implementation; the Baltic 142 will also be fitted with a new diesel-electric drive system that promises to be far more efficient; smaller in size and emitting less noise and vibrations than conventional motors. The general concept involves a permanent magnet motor connected to the propeller shaft. The high power output requires the system to be water cooled to operate efficiently.

The yacht could reach a maximum speed of 25 knots in flat water in 25 knots of wind. Powered by twin generators and also Lithium-ion battery bank, Canova can run for long periods of time in ‘quiet’ ship mode.