Nilaya: Simple But Very Functional Sailing Yacht

By on June 17, 2010

Finnish yacht builder Baltic Yachts has recently launched the 34m sailing yacht Nilaya, which was designed in cooperation with Reichel-Pugh and Nauta Design.


“It has been a real pleasure working together during the three year build period. Also influential in the build process was Nigel Ingram of Marine Construction Management who worked closely on the project management of Nilaya”, said Baltic’s Managing Director Kenneth Nyfelt.

Nilaya (Baltic 112 RPN) has a displacement of just 90 tons. The boat features a lifting keel, capable of reducing the maximum draft to 3.5metres from 5.5metres and allowing her to enjoy shallower moorings and cruising grounds.

The owner of the Nilaya sailing yacht has a strong background in racing, so it was inevitable that he would want a superyacht that could deliver high performance.

“We have put a lot of effort into making the deck simple but functional for racing. The deck gear is racing oriented, with many custom-made items from Harken. Some of the blocks they have made for this boat are beautiful. We went through three revisions of the deck layout to get things as close to perfection as we can”, – said Pekka Laurila, the Project Manager.

Nilaya will be exhibited at the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show in September.

Specification of the Nilaya:

LOA: 34.135 m/111.98 ft
LWL: 30.758 m/100.89 ft
Beam: 7.520 m/24.67 ft
Draft: 5,50/3,50 m
Displacement: 87000 kg
Ballast: 24000 kg
IM: 43,400 m
J: 12,470 m
P: 41,900 m
E: 13,900 m
Propeller: Brunton Varifold 4-blade
Bow thruster: Max Power R450
Tanks: 6000 litres (fuel), 2800 litres (fresh water)
Air Conditioning: Condaria Tropical
Starting batteries: 24 V 200 Ah
Service batteries: 24 V1200 Ah
Accommodation: 14 persons, 7 cabins

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Related links:
Baltic Yachts
Nauta Yachts