Innovative construction techniques and lighter, faster materials used by the craftsman at Finlands Baltic Yachts have landed them the prestigious award of best sailing yacht in the 24 – 40m category.

The modern high performance Baltic 115 sailing yacht ‘Nikata features an all-carbon design which is lighter and faster than traditionally built Aluminium yachts. This spectactular ocean going cruiser has swept up awards at both the International Superyacht Society (ISS) Awards and also the 2016 ShowBoats Design Awards, winning four categories including: Exterior Design and Styling; Interior Layout and Design; Naval Architecture, and the Holistic Design Award.

S.Y. Nikata was designed by Nauta Design in Milan and consists of a large Saloon / bar area, chill out TV/Lower saloon, a large elegant owners master suite and 4 guest cabins.

Tenerife, Spain, 17 November 2015
Baltic 115 Nikata
Naval architecture by Judel / Vrolijk
Interior and deck design by Nauta Design
Builder Baltic Yachts
L.O.A. 35 m (115 feet ).
L.W.L 32,52 m
Beam 8,07 m
Draft 3,65m – 5,85m
Displacement 88.000 kg
Ph: Guido Cantini / Sea&See.com

The dominant feature of the yacht being the elegant arrival experience for guests up the impressive aft deck staircase built into the transom.

This article was sourced from forbes.com submitted by Bill Springer,  who covers superyachts, offshore adventure, and luxury travel. Follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn.