Outwardly this 70-footer bears all the hallmarks of a classic yacht. Carefully planned between the owner, designer Bill Dixon Design and Project manager David Barwell, both the interior and exterior were given a classic design and this is very much reflected in the intricate wood panelling. One of the challenges with this project was the wood work; there was so much attention to detail. Disguising the carbon and other hi-tech materials was extremely difficult, but still everything had to be handcrafted individually, and the high quality of the finished product is a tribute to Baltic?s talented carpenters. The boat was launched in autumn 1997.