First look: Baltic 146 Path

We take a first look at the stunning bluewater cruiser Path, a Baltic 146 built for an owner who is an experienced cruising sailor and which was recently on show at the Monaco Yacht Show 2021

With speed comes an increasing demand for comfort where modern fast cruising superyachts are concerned. And in the case of Baltic 146 Path, this purposeful new 45m design, there are two key features that really help it stand out as a contemporary performance bluewater cruiser.

First and foremost is that extensive hard bimini, which extends aft from the decksaloon to cover the guest cockpit. It’s a winning feature seen on Baltic Yachts’ latest craft, including the 116 Doryan, the 112 Liara and the DSS foil-equipped 142 Canova. Even the semi-custom 67 is now offered as a PC version with hard bimini.

However, Judel/Vrolijk, Path’s designer, has taken the concept a step further, stretching the roof while ensuring the structure blends neatly into the long, low lines. The hard top helps form the heart of the Baltic 146, by covering the cockpit and helping to create a vast one-level living area between here and the adjoining decksaloon.

Its upper surface is used to mount a 60m2 solar panel farm, capable of generating 8kW of sustainable power. There’s also a separate bimini for the helm stations.

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