The 66.9m sailing yacht Hetairos built under the project name Panamax has been launched by Baltic Yachts. S/Y Hetairos, launched at Baltic Yachts yard in Pietarsaari, Finland features naval architecture and exterior lines designed by Reichel Pugh Yacht Design in collaboration with Dykstra & Partners, with interior styling designed by Rhoades Young Design. The construction of the Hetairos yacht was managed by Jens Cornelsen.
The modern classic ketch Hetairos boasts a distinctive appearance with an aggressive, near-plumb bow and a very long stern overhang, reminiscent of the British pilot cutters that sailed the seas in the mid- to late- 1800s.
The impressive fast ketch rigged sailing superyacht Hetairos was referred to as Panamax when under construction which relates to the maximum mast height that can pass through Panama Canal which is 62.5m. The megayacht measures 66.9m overall with a waterline length of 49.8 m and a beam of 10.5 m. Despite her epic proportions, she has been designed provide an impressive performance overall. The Yacht owner wanted to build a yacht with a classic look that was the largest and fastest possible yacht that would still be capable of crossing the Panama Canal.
The Hetairos (Panamax) modern classic yacht has a hull built out of High Tech Carbon with pre-impregnated carbon skins and Corecell and Nomex Core. The light weight and stiff construction of the hull, her deck made of carbon prepreg with a Nomex core as well as an emphasis on a lightweight interior all helps to provide weight savings which is expected to help her to attain an impressive sailing performance, especially when married with her deep lifting keel for extra upwind pointing.
Yacht Hetairos’ interior by Rhoades Young is intended to sympathise with the yacht’s classic exterior design with a strong Colonial influence making use of hardwood veneered joinery and white painted panelling on lightweight substrates, incorporating rich colours and textures to reflect an Asian influence.
Accommodations onboard superyacht Hetairos includes an expansive owners suite located aft of the mizzen mast with a skylight providing impressive straight up the mizzen mast and 4 guest cabins for a total of up to 10 guests. Ten crew members are housed in 4 crew cabins and a Captain’s cabin.
The Hetairos superyacht by Baltic Yachts has been launched and delivery of the yacht is expected to take place soon.
Now that the Baltic Yachts 197ft Hetairos Ketch sailing yacht is launched she has the new title of being the largest and fastest superyacht capable of navigating the Panama Canal and is also the largest yacht to have been built from carbon-fibre composite.
The Hetairos (Panamax project) is also the first superyacht to bring together Baltic Yachts with Dykstra & Partners naval architects for the first time – hopefully a collaboration we will see more of in the future.
Specifications of the 67m Sailing yacht Hetairos ( ex project Panamax ) launched by Baltic Yachts
LOA: 66.9 m
LWL: 49.8 m
BEAM: 10.5 m
DRAFT: 9.5 m
DISPLACEMENT: 220 ton
UPWIND: 2620 m2
FUEL :16.600 ltrs.
FRESH WATER: 13.200 ltrs.
BUILDER: Baltic Yachts
NAVAL ARCHITECTS: Dykstra & Partners / Reichel Pugh Yacht Design
INTERIOR DESIGN: Rhoades Young Design
2011 has already proven to be an incredible year for impressive sailing yacht launches such as Vitters superyacht Aglaia and the largest yacht to be built in New Zealand, sailing yacht Vertigo by Alloy Yachts.