The technical marvels of Pink Gin IV

The 53.9-metre from Baltic Yachts puts the emphasis on the guest experience as well as sailing performance

Pink Gin IV

The silver-hulled 53.9-metre Baltic 175 Pink Gin IV, which was delivered in July, is the biggest carbon-fibre custom-built sloop ever built. She features a straight stem, a counter stern and a torpedo-style lifting bulb keel. Naval architecture is by Judel/Vrolijk & Co, with interior styling and cockpit ergonomics by Design Unlimited. She’s designed to cruise the world in comfort.

The yacht benefits from a carbon composite structure, a 67.9-metre tall carbon-fibre mast, and a 71-ton keel that lifts in two stages. These are all technical marvels that enhance the sailing performance, but the folding balconies off the owner’s suite and the main salon show that this yacht is also about the guest experience. She sleeps ten guests.

“Downwind she will be able to unleash a vast asymmetric weighing almost a quarter of a ton. It’s so big it can’t be manhandled by the crew, so it’s launched using remote-control handsets from a Baltic-designed two-metre diameter carbon-fibre stowage drum located in the forepeak,” the yard says. The yacht is set to appear at the Monaco Yacht Show next month.