Baltic Yachts

A complete water lubricated stern tube package for the world’s biggest carbon fibre sloop

Baltic Yachts, located in Finland, is the world’s leading boatbuilding yard specialising in high quality carbon fibre yachts of up to 60 meters (197 feet) in length. The company approached Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings to provide a complete water lubricated package solution for its ‘Baltic 175 Pink Gin VI’ project, the world’s biggest carbon fibre sloop ever built.

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    Challenge
    Baltic Yachts required a partner with the experience and expertise to deliver a reliable, efficient and highly sophisticated total package.
    Solution
    The scope of the package covered the water lubricated stern tube bearings mounted in composite sleeves, a water lubricated stern tube seal, the alignment of the entire propulsion system, including the main engine, the gearbox, and the stern tube bearings.
    Benefits
    • Everything delivered from a single source supplier, thus minimizing scheduling risks, and ensuring full integration and alignment of the complete system.
    • An environmentally sustainable solution fully compliant with the 2013 US EPA Vessel General Permit with a long life expectancy.
    • A cost effective, efficient and reliable solution meeting the low weight requirements of the project.
    The Pink Gin VI project has been both innovative and demanding. This is why we selected Wärtsilä for the water lubricated seal and bearings package, and for ensuring full alignment of the propulsion system. We needed a partner with the experience and in-house expertise to deliver a light weight, reliable, and environmentally friendly solution, and Wärtsilä more than fills these requirements.”

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