SPIRIT is Baltic 50, number 08 and was delivered new to her current owner in 2003.
Mostly she has been sailed in Swedish waters and stored ashore inside each winter.
In 2009 the yacht was sailed to the Caribbean. After the season there she was shipped back, via the UK where she was imported and VAT paid. She returned on home to Sweden after.
In the winter of 2011-12 the yacht was placed with Baltic Yachts the builder in Finland for a full refit.
The brief for the re-fit was “rebuild Spirit to how you would have built her today”. The owners view was that she was his “forever boat” and he wanted her in top shape and fully upgraded. So much so that the following winter he again returned the yacht to Baltic for further improvements.
Total cost of the refit including material exceeded €460.000. Close to 4.000 hours. Further details in the specifications below.
With the many upgrades, including the new bowsprit she stands apart from her sisterships.
Since autumn 2013 SPIRIT has been stored indoors in a private, heated storage.
This is a very special yacht in outstanding condition.
HULL & DECK
Hull Number: 008
Hull/Keel Type: Fin keel, (reverse) L shape with bulb
Hull Colour/Finish: Silver metallic
Hull Material: Composite construction, Epoxy / Carbon (full details below)
Deck: Carbon/teak with custom made flush hatches
Keel: Stainless steel fin with lead bulb.
SPEED & RANGE
Max Speed: 10,5 knots
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Range: c. 650 Nm @7,5 knots/2100 RPM
Fuel Consumption: c. 4 litres/hour @ 7,5 knots/2100 RPM
Note of owner: Figures above to the best of my memory. Spirit has a relatively large diesel tank, 360 litres, for her weight and is very easily driven, especially I calm conditions. We have never taken any extra diesel (in jerry cans) and didn’t do that during ARC. Arrived in Saint Lucia with more than half tank.
Fuel: 360 litres in Stainless steel tank
Fresh Water: 225 + 50 litres in Stainless steel tanks
Note: Water is divided into two tanks that are connected in order to meet racing regulations. The small tank serves as spare water.
Black Water: approx. 50 litres, stainless steel tank connected to aft head only with gravity disposal into the sea and deck suction. Tank is located forward of aft head under port sofa in saloon.
Grey Water: Shower water and waste from hand washbasins drains into sump under floorboards at each head. Pumps out with electrical pump.
Galley wastewater drains direct overboard with a pump.
Note: Reference here is made to the standard Baltic Yachts build specification of the time. Full copy available on request.
The hull is constructed with epoxy using vacuum bagging laminating technique. Laminate to be in Carbon fibre and epoxy resin (Ampreg 22), and Corecell core.
Some local reinforcement to be in Aramid and glass.
All skins laid up in one bagging of all plies, with the last fibre ply being followed by a peel ply. Laminates to be post cured at 50 degrees C for 12 hours. Woven and biax laps to be 50mm.
Hull exterior: US Paint #545 Epoxy Primer on entire hull Topsides: Painted in refit 2012 in silver metallic Awlgrip
No “Baltic” stripes in the aft end of the topsides. Water line black Bottom: Three coats (minimum) of Epoxy primer prior to antifouling paint. Antifouling International Premium White and Black mixed (to give grey finish). Hull surface interior: The entire hull interior skin and all non-visible FRP surfaces shall be finished smooth to eliminate any protruding fibre strands and to eliminate any voids or pits. Then, the hull interior skin and all visible and non-visible FRP surfaces shall be painted white.
Structural bulkheads Corecell foam and Carbon laminate panels, prefabricated on a laminating table, under vacuum. Bulkheads laminated to the hull. Visible surfaces to be teak faced. Thin teak veneer applied by vacuum bagging. Bulkhead and tapping laminates to be post cured at 50 degree Celsius for 12 Hour.
Chain plates in FRP, V-strap type using Kevlar and Epoxy.
Pad eye on the stem head.
Standard Volvo Penta engine bed installed so as to be continuous with keel frame in FRP, so that the sump under the engine will serve as an oil drip pan. Complete drainage of pan shall be provided for by means of a small hand sump pump and swabbing.
Fixed ballast in keel totalling 4.083 kg.
Keel fin in stainless steel. Keel bulb to be cast in 4 – 6 % antimony lead.
Stainless steel mounting bolts.
RUDDER AND RUDDER STOCK
The rudderpost in CRP. The blade also CRP and with a foam core.
Self-aligning JP3 bearings (or equivalent) for upper and lower bearings.
DECK GENERAL CONSTRUCTION
Deck built out of a female mould. Fibre orientation and number of plies will vary over the deck. The laminates vacuum bagged to achieve the best possible strength and resin ratios. The deck constructed primarily of Carbon fibre and epoxy resin (Ampreg 22), and Corecell core. The inside and outside skins reinforced in way of deck gear with C- plates.
One foam and Carbon deck beam each side under Genoa tracks.
High-density core used under the runner tangs, winches, at the mast partners, and the upper rudder bearing.
Compression tubes will be inserted, where necessary, in way of bolts under all deck hardware.
DECK FINISHING Teak deck (incl. cockpit coamings). Teak over whole cabin top, including bridge deck and surfaces underneath sprayhood.
Other deck areas and coaming painted in Off White.
DECK EQUIPMENT & FITTINGS
Sliding companionway hatch with two washboards.
Marten Marine flush deck hatches.
Cockpit locker starboard side.
Lewmar opening portlights.
Twin wheel steering system.
Steering wheel height 120-125 cm.
Steering wheels in carbon by Exit with elk hide covering (renewed 2012). Individual steering lines for both wheels. Custom steering pedestals in cockpit. Wheel diameter – 1050 mm Cable size – 10 mm Vectran Quadrant – JP3 Stops – 2 Sheaves – 100 mm dia Harken
One aluminium emergency tiller, fits head of rudderpost, stows in cockpit locker.
Helmsman foot braces fit each side.
Windlass: Lewmar electric 24v, mounted under deck forward in sail locker.
Foot switches and cable remote.
Stainless Bruce anchor with 60 meters stainless chain
Winches: (type, make, speed, function etc)
2*Harken 980 Racing 3-speed Primaries 2*Harken 65 Electrical Racing Secondaries / Main sheet 1*Harken 48 Electrical – halyards 1*Harken 48 Racing – halyards
Harken mainsheet X-Haul system, mounted on white carbon support beam.
Single jib sheet track system.
Halyards, reef lines etc. led under cabin top.
Pulpit (top part opening), pushpit, stanchions and double lifelines.
Swim ladder on transom.
INTERIOR & ACCOMMODATION
SPIRIT has a semi-custom interior with joinery work to the highest standard.
All visible joinery is teak faced with solid Teak or laminated teak frames and capping. The structure of the teak has a straight pattern, quarter cut.
The joinery is varnished throughout. Visible surfaces are varnished, and hand rubbed to obtain a satin type of surface.
She has a slightly sleeker interior style than the traditional Baltic interior style.
The interior joinery is Carbon laminate Divinycell cored panels with thin veneers.
Plywood, when used, is marine-grade. The trim is of solid wood.
The heads are all composite construction with grey Corian counter tops.
Teak gratings in head.
Fittings are stainless and polished aluminium.
Doors are provided with retaining hooks and swing stops where sensitive.
Kick plates on steps and chafing pieces on sills are provided.
Canvas lee cloths provided for berths in owners stateroom and guest cabins.
Hanging lockers are provided with rods and hooks.
Lockers are fitted with louvers for ventilation.
Floorboards with laid teak veneer, standard pattern.
Access to bilge is provided at as many places as practical. No trays.
Master: Forward Master Cabin with en-suite head with separate shower compartment and electrical head. Double bed with new fabric and mattress 2012. Big drawers under the bed. Wardrobe with full height hanging and shelves. Small chest of drawers and a small sofa. Wall cabinets on both sides. B&G FFD and 230-volt outlet.
Saloon: U-shape sofa to port with table and two seat sofa opposite. New beige leather upholstery. Wall cabinets and bookshelf. Storage space behind settee backrests. Curtains for side windows. 32” Samsung TV and DVD-player.
Galley alongside to starboard. Freezer in small sofa, fridge with two hatches and big drawers under. Alpes four burner stove. Nespresso machine in drawer unit. Drained cabinet for dishes. Custom made interior in drawers and cabinets
Day head to port with shower and electrical toilet. Cabinets and shelves.
Wet wardrobe to port with heater.
Nav table to starboard with 23” Dell computer screen, GPS, Icom VHF, Sailor Iridium phone and electrical panels. Drawers and separate chart storage.
Port aft cabin. Bunk beds with adjustable angle. Wardrobe with hanging and shelves. New mattress, 2012 (hardly used since).
Starboard aft cabin. Double bed that can be separated. Adjustable angle. Wardrobe with hanging and shelves. New mattress, 2012 (hardly used since).
ENTERTAINMENT: Blaupunkt DVD-Stereo connected to the Samsung TV + 2 speakers in saloon + 2 speakers in cockpit.
Alpes Inox four burner gas stove with oven (2013) Custom Fridge, 2 openings Custom Freezer
Double s/s sinks Delonghi Nespresso Coffee Machine Gas Detector
Stowage for cooking utensils.
Adequate drawers and lockers. Cutting board.
Corian Cameo White covered worktop with deep fiddles.
Drying locker for dishes above sinks. Garbage container under sinks.
Foot operated seawater pump.
Water faucet for hot and cold pressure water.
ENGINE & MECHANICAL
Engine: Volvo Penta diesel D2-55. Complete overhaul outside boat in 2012.
Current Engine Hours: approx. 150 since the refit.
Volvo Penta MD 130 Sail Drive Gear Box (Installed new 2012)
Volvo three blade folding Propeller
Water Maker: Spectra, 60 litres/hour.
Prefilters and vane-pump mounted in engine room. Membrane and clark-pump (it’s relatively quiet) mounted in port aft cabin. Membrane changed 2013 and unused since.
Hot Water System: approx. 60 litres tank, heated by engine and 220v.
The tank is in the engine room.
Heating System: Eberspacher 5
Bilge Pumps: Two manual bilge pumps, and one electrical, with flexible hose to clear other bilge area.
Marine toilets: two electric Sani Marin SFA.
Refrigeration: Isotherm 24v, water cooled system without pump for fridge & freezer. Custom made fridge compartment with two top-loading openings.
Custom made freezer compartment in small central sofa.
“NASA” vacuum isolation panels to save space.
The compressors are mounted at the galley (the area cooled by extra fan to be used in hot climates only).
Shore Power: Yes, incl connection cable
Inverter: 1500 W, Mastervolt. Located port side forward in lazarette.
Batteries: 4 in total = 240 Ah, 24V. Two under owner bed. Two under floorboards.
Battery Charger: 50A Mastervolt, 24 volts. Located in engine room.
50 A 12 V alternator mounted to engine for starting batteries.
120 A 24V DC alternator driven by the main engine for the house battery bank.
B&G Hydra 2000, 4*20/20 Mast Displays, 4*FFD in Cockpit, 1*FFD at Nav table, 1*FFD in Saloon, 1*FFD in owners’ cabin.
Autopilot: B&G Hydra Pilot with Hydraulic Arm
GPS/Plotter: Simrad CP33 “old” plotter (Note: really due to be changed / updated, we believe that a B&G Zeus 9” or Vulcan 12” would fit in same panel)
Icom IC-M401 VHF/Radio at chart table.
Sailor Iridium Satellite Phone (no contract)
A new True Heading AIS transceiver was installed 2012.
Radar: – no
iPad custom fitting bracket in cockpit, (could be used for mounting a plotter).
Suunto compasses x 2 (one on each helm pedestal)
SPARS & RIGGING
Main Mast: Hall Spars Carbon
Boom: Hall Spars Carbon
Rigging: Hall Spars Carbon, new 2012
Headsail Furler: Reckmann Carbon with Carbon feeder
Hydraulics: Navtec hand operated / manual system for outhaul of main, boom vang, inner forestay and backstay, with control panel starboard side of cockpit.
Note: SPIRIT was originally fitted with OYS rod rigging. In her refit this was upgraded to carbon with all necessary fittings also changed.
Main: North 3DL 2010
Jibs: North #1 3Di, 2012 Hamel Sails #3, 2010 North Inner jib, 2003, 31 sqm
Code 0: North 2003, 85 sqm
Spinnaker: North A2 2012, 210 sqm, North A3 2003
Other: Storm Jib 2003, Try sail 2003
Tender: Avon 250 rib with 8 hp Yamaha (when deflated the dinghy stows in sail locker).
Trailer: Custom Baltic Cradle currently mounted on a custom-made high-quality trailer.
Big Dodger/Spray Hood.
Large teak cockpit table with carbon legs, and a smaller white painted cockpit table.
Two composite gas bottles in special, drained, compartment in port lazarette.
8 big fenders with grey covers (2013)
Extra Spade anchor (stored in aft port cabin).
General tool kit.
Hot & cold freshwater shower in cockpit.
Fire & Safety Equipment
Life Rafts: Autoflug 8 pers
Life Jackets: Spinlock x 4
Life Rings/Belts: 2*MOM 8 Man over board units
Fire Extinguishers: Yes, 3 hand operated inside boat + automated installation in engine room.
Fire blanket, at galley.
Gas alarm in galley and remote gas switch.
REFIT & IMPROVEMENTS HISTORY
Spirit had a very extensive refit at Baltic Yachts in Finland the winter 2011-12 and returned again in 2012-13.
Total cost of the refit including material exceeded €460.000. Close to 4.000 hours.
Bow spirit with integrated anchor installed in favour of spinnaker equipment. Carbon standing rigging from Hall Spars Electrical Main halyard winch
Topsides repainted silver metallic Hull sand blasted and new epoxy + antifouling treatment Teak refurbished.
All white on deck and cockpit area repainted (with Awlgrip white) Mast and boom painted white New pulpit All cockpit FFDs changed Deck hatches serviced New anchor windlass
Entire interior re-varnished Floorboards revarnished New leather upholstery in saloon New fabric in all cabins All ceilings new All hinges replaced
New electrical toilets New TV and stereo with DVD Cockpit and sailing lockers repainted inside All pumps serviced or replaced
Engine out of boat and completely overhauled New Volvo MD 130 S-drive
New A2 Gennaker from North New 3Di jib from North Old Gennakers recut to fit bow-spirit
Barber hauler for jib sheet installed
Clutches upgraded and old ones replaced. All running rigging new
All canvas new
New Exit Engineering Carbon wheels
Mooring lines new