Pixelion represents the best of Finnish quality with S&S design.
refit 2010 with mast painted, new rigging, new nav gear and many other
systems. New sails 2011. Skipper maintained and further upgrades 2012
Exceptionally good condition inside.
Custom unique interior with two double “master” cabins, one twin cabin, one crew cabin + focsle.
Being sold fully equipped. Ideal for charter or private use.
DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
Speed / Weight
Hull & Deck
Coast Guard #:
Guest SR/S: 3/6
- Crew R/B/S: 1/2/2
64' 0" (19.51m)
52' 10" (16.10m)
17' 3" (5.26m)
9' 6" (2.90m)
64' 0" (19.51m)
Cruise Speed RPM:
Cruise Speed Range:
Max Speed RPM:
Max Speed Range:
Sparkman & Stephens
Sparkman & Stephens
Hull and Deck
Hull – balsa core fibreglass sandwich construction to the highest specifications using fibreglass mat, uni-directional roving and mat / roving combination to develop an extremely rigid yet light and well insulated structure. All details as per Baltic yachts specifications of the day including special strengthening in high stress areas, special aircraft grade end grain balsa, high grade epoxy resin etc. Vacuum bag technique utilized to control fibre / resin ration.
Stainless steel chain-plates, with backing plates and grounded to keel bolt for lightning protection.
Mast step fabricated in aluminium alloy bolted to reinforced floors and stringers.
There are limber holes in the floor frames to allow drainage to the sump.
Keel:- fin keel type, keel is cast to a high accuracy in lead with added antimony and through bolted to the hull.
Rudder:- Cantilivered semi-elliptical balanced spade rudder is moulded from fibreglass and filed with a PVC foam. Rudder forces are transmitted to the shaft via internal aluminium alloy space frame. The alloy rudder stock passes through roller bearings and a stuffing box with is bonded to the hull. Bearings have grease nipples for lubrication.
Steering:-wheel steering with a light weight destroyer type wheel made of stainless steel plished welded construction and with elk-hide cover. Baltic made custom pedestal connected with a quadrant by cables and sheaves. Emergency tiller in aluminium (stores in cockpit locker). Deck:- is of hand laid up moulded fibreglass with balsa core for stiffening and insulation. Appropriate reinforcement incorporated in the area of winches and fittings. Deck is bonded to the hull with layers of roving and through bolted to the hull. A hybrid epoxy resin was used in the lamination process.
Hull topsides painted in Navy Blue Awlgrip
Coaming and deck areas painted in white Awlgrip
Laid teak deck, including cockpits and aft coamings (original).
Pixelion has a teak toerail.
Pixelion has a special “cutaway” transom with swimming platform.
Pixelion has a special custom made stainless steel 800 x 800 forward hatch, new 2010.
Lewmar deck hatches. All hatches and glass new 2010, (also the mosquito and sun blinds on interior)
Lewmar racing blocks, jammers, mainsheet traveller, and other fittings .
Lewmar cleats x 12
Anchor windlass: Quick Rider 3000w electric windlass (2012)
Lewmar winches, all self-tailing (ST) :
Primaries 2 x 88/3 SEST - electrical 3 speed
Secondaries 2 x 77/3SST – 3 speed manual
Toplift foreguy..etc 2 x 54/SST
Halyards 2 x 66/SST
Halyards 2 x 66/SEST - electrical
Main sheet 1 x 66/3SEST - electrical
Main x-haul 1 x 44/SST
Yanmar 4LH-DTE 4 cylinder turbo 175 HP.
Gori 3 blade feathering propeller with overdrive, 26” (reconditioned by Gori in 2011).
Spare 3 blade fixed propeller.
BPM Marine V drive, model VDB-65 (overall refit in 2014)
Hurth gearbox HSW 630 H1 (overall refit in 2014)
Cutlass bearing and prop shaft seal renewed, 2011.
Overhaul 2013 including: new injectors, turbo overhaul, clean heat exchanger, sea-water and fresh-water pump overhaul, alternators cleaned and checked, new starter motor, new start battery, new hoses.
Oil analysis and compression test made 2013 and all good.
In 2014 the gearbox and Z drive were over hauled.
July 2016 the turbo was refitted. New s/s exhaust elbow.
Cruising speed: 8 knots
Max speed: 10 knots
Hours: Approx 8766 hours at November 2016.
Fuel: 1400 litres in 5 stainless steel tanks.
Fresh water: 1000 litre in 3 stainless steel tanks.
Black water: 2 x holding tanks, 150 litres and 110 litres
Fuel and water gauges, new 2011.
Generator: Westerbeke 10.4 BTD, 220v / 50Hz, 10,4Kw.
Approx 3175 hours at November 2016
Heat exchanger reconditioned, 2013. New stop solenoid, 2013.
New start battery, 2013. New circulation pump 2013.
Heat exchanger reconditioned, 2013. New stop solenoid, 2013.
New start battery, 2013. New circulation pump 2013.
Bow thruster: Prop installed in tunnel at bow, REYA RY225 composite unit, (New 2010), powered by 24v with its own batteries (2) and dedicated charger.
Water-maker: Tecnicomar model SYS 8/1500/MD, 220v, approx 236 litres hour.
Heating: Eberspächer D12L system, diesel fired, circulates warm air throughout the yacht, 2011.
Refrigeration: New 24v electrical fridge compressor 2013, located in the engine room, water cooled via coil under water-line.
Inverter: Mastervolt 24v 2500W (24v/220v/2500W).
Service batteries: Gell-cell type, 1000 Ah total.
Battery monitoring system, volt and amp meters.
Shore power system, 220v 32A, with 2 x 20m cables & plugs.
Service battery charger: Victron Skya TG 24/100 (220v / 24v, 100A) - new 2011.
Alternator service: 175A / 24v.
Alternator start: 40A /24v.
Interior outlets 220v European in galley, saloon, each cabin and head areas.
Hella Turbo interior ventilation fans, nine in total.
Hot water provided via 220v boiler and engine calorifier circuit, with 50 litre s/s tank.
Salt-water supply with foot-pumps at galley and to each of the guest wash-basins..
Pressurized fresh-water system supply to all sinks, wash-basins, & showers.
2 x auto electric bilge pumps with level switch and alarm.
2 x manual bilge pumps.
Accommodations and Interiors
Joinery work, as with all Baltic Yachts, is to the highest standard.
All joinery is teak-faced with solid or laminated teak frames and cappings.
Main structural bulkheads are made of balsa core GRP sandwich construction and teak-faced marine plywood. Other bulkheads are teak-faced ply.
Visible surfaces are varnished and hand-scrubbed to obtain a satin finish.
All doors have retaining hooks and swing stops.
Kick plates on steps and chaffing pieces on sills are provided.
Berths fitted with canvas lee-cloths.
Interior hull topsides, where visible are lined with teak battens.
Locker doors with louvers for ventilation.
Teak gratings in head areas.
Moulded GRP shower units and wash-room counter areas.
Interior cabin sole in laminated teak flooring with satin veneer varnish, refinished in 2011.
Overhead panels lined with removable panelling.
Pixelion is being sold complete with custom “branded” bedding & towels.
Also with a full complement of crockery, cutlery and glassware for 8.
Galley utensils and equipment.
Interior saloon upholstery in white leather, renewed in 2010. New curtains also 2010.
Many of the interior fittings, (handles, lamps, mirrors, switches) were renewed in 2010.
Pixelion has a completely custom interior layout that is unique to this yacht.
Aft, she has a separate crew quarters accessed from aft cockpit: 1 cabin with 2 berths and separate toilets & shower. There is also access to the engine room space.
From the main cockpit the 6 step companionway ladder leads down to the – saloon -
Large saloon with U shape dining area to port for 8/10 persons around a custom hexagonal teak table, (including two removable chairs that fix at centre-line). Outboard of the sofa are useful lockers and shelves. There is ample stowage under the seating.
To starboard forward in the saloon is a three person settee. Outboard of which are some lockers and a flat screen TV (this was cleverly installed so as to provide useful stowage behind!). Aft of the settee is a drinks locker.
Aft of the settee on starboard side is the navigation area, with chart table and seat for 2, instruments, radios, chart stowage locker in overhead and in desk, drawers, and electric panels.
Aft from the saloon, on each side, is a doorway to double cabin -
Two double master cabins amidships, each with 2 lockers, and good stowage, reading lamps and other details. They have good ventilation from the overhead hatch and plenty of light from the coaming windows. These are generous cabins.
Both master cabins feature an ensuite wash-room with marine toilet, wash-basin, stowage, mirror & a separate shower cabin. The wash-room and shower are in moulded GRP units with teak trim.
In the port side cabin there is additional “fold-down” berth. Safe installed in one cabin.
Forward of the saloon on port side is a twin berth guest cabin with upper/lower berths, hanging locker, stowage outboard of berths and under lower berth, reading lamps, stowage unit aft.
Forward of the cabin is its own ensuite toilet and shower area (moulded grp wet area, cabinet with mirror doors and teak trim, wash-basin with stowage locker under, hand-held shower unit at wash-basin and overhead fixed shower head, overhead opening hatch).
Forward of the saloon to starboard a door leads to the galley.
From the galley forward you pass to the “fo’c’sle” area with one pipe-berth, and a large stowage area.
The fully furnished galley has Corian worktops; stainless double sink unit on centre-line; excellent stowage and work areas.
- Custom built 120 litre refrigerator plus separate vegetable box.
- Custom built freezer 120 litre capacity.
- Force 10 LPG 4 burner stove with gas oven, new 2010.
- Dishwasher, new 2010
- Proline GS200 microwave oven.
Washing machine: Candy Aquamatic, 3.5kg (New 2013), installed in focsle.
Suunto D-165 compass at helm binnacle.
Autopilot: Raymarine ST7002 hydraulic.
GPS: Furuno GP-32
Hand held GPS: Garmin 72H
Navtex Furuno NX-300
VHF: ICOM IC-M505 + handset at helm station.
Hand held VHF: Icom IC-M23
Furuno navigation systems below were all new in 2010:
Navigation instruments: Furuno FI-50 system. Repeater units:
FI-504 Multi unit at helm station;
FI-503 Multi at chart table
FI-501 wind unit at helm;
RD30 repeater at crew cabin;
3 x FI-504 Multi units at helm station.
Radar & chart plotter combined:
Radar - Furuno Navnet 1834C-88.
Chart-plotter – Furuno Navnet GD-1920C.
2 x LCD 15” monitors at the chart table, and
1 x 10.4” screen at at helm?),
Radome 60cm 36nm.
AIS receiver: Furuno black box receiver.
Rigging and Sails
Spars : 30m white painted aluminium mast with 4 sets of spreaders. Repainted 2010.
Tapered aluminium main boom, also repainted 2010.
Slab reefing system for mainsail.
Mainsail with an easy stow “stack pack” with lazy-jacks.
Main with Frederiksen batt car track and cars at mast.
Boom light over cockpit table.
Reckmann RS 2000-R40 manual furling system for genoa.
Reckmann RS 2000-R30 manual furling system for staysail.
Navtec adjusters for backstay, vang, & mainsail flattener – central control panel at aft cockpit.
Carbon fibre bowsprit, 1m.
Carbon fibre spinnaker pole painted in white Awlgrip.
Main sail - fully battened, by Incidences voiles (2011) D4 membrane, Vectran/carbon, 105m2
Genoa - furling by Incidences voiles (2011) D4 Membrane, Vectran / carbon, 135m2
Symmetrical Spinnaker by Incidences voiles (2011 white nylon 1.2oz 318.5m2 with spinnaker sleeve / sock.
Staysail dacron X- cut by Russo voiles (2010) Dacron double ply, 7oz, 40m2
3.20m AB tender with inflatable hard bottom, teak cradle on deck.
Mercury outboard 4 stroke 5hp (2010)
Liferaft Plastimo 12 pax Transocean container (new 2010, last service 2014).
Flares and strobes.
10 x auto inflatable life-vests, 2010.
Navicom 406 MOB system, 2012.
EPIRB ACR 406, 2012.
Foghorn and bell.
Fire extinguishers at cabins and galley.
Anchoring & mooring:
CQR 100lb anchor (galvanized 2014) with,
100m of 12mm galvanised chain (chain new 2013).
Danforth anchor with 10m of 12mm galvanised chain + 100m rode.
10 fenders with covers.
Carbon fibre boarding gangway / passarelle.
Stainless and teak swimming ladder (removable at swimming platform).
Side boarding ladder.
Radar pole on transom, aluminium (repained 2011), with outboard cradle.
Plain teak cockpit table for 6, s/s supports.
Fresh water deck shower – located at swim platform and a second outlet at the bow (chain locker) may be used as anchor wash also.
Gas locker at stern, with gas bottles.
Bimini top, stainless steel frame, dark blue.
Sun awnings (slide into boom fittings and easily installed), dark blue.
Cockpit cushions – both cockpits, 2010.
Winch covers; Wheel cover; Cockpit table cover; liferaft cover – all new 2010.
Sprayhoods for forward and aft cockpits, 2010.
Inflatable Kayak (2010)
Snorkelling gear x 8
Mast, boom and spinnaker pole stripped and re-painted Awlgrip.
All lights on mast and boom replaced.
All electrical cables in mast and boom replaced.
Installation of mast steps.
Rod rigging replacement.
New Stay sail Dacron double layer by Russo voiles.
Installation of bow thruster.
Replacement all deck hatches (Lewmar) and mosquito screens and blinds.
New upholstery (white leather in saloon).
New bed mattresses and bed linen.
New mirrors and cabinet doors veneer in bathrooms.
New switches and instruments (clock, thermometer).
New electronics and computer.
New internet (3G) and wifi station.
New life jackets
New dish washer
New outboard for tender.
New lazy bag for mainsail.
New sun awnings.
New interior curtains.
New canvas : Fwd and aft cockpit spray dodgers, liferaft cover, bimini top, winch covers, wheel cover, instruments covers …etc
New cockpit cushions
New sails from Incidences Voiles:
- Mainsail D4 membrane Vectran / carbon + taffetas recto-verso
- Genoa D4 membrane Vectran / carbon + taffetas recto-verso
- Spinnaker medium triradial 1.2 oz (White)
New running rigging
New battery charger
New Heater Eberschpacher
Strip and Varnish Floorboards, companionway
Radar pole stripped and re-painted awlgrip
Fabrication gaz box proof in transom
Propeller back to factory for refit
New prop shaft seal
New cutlass bearing
Companionway doors replacement (x2)
Fuel tanks clean up
Fuel and water gages replacement
Bilge pumps overall
Holding tank pumps overall
Strip and varnish forepeak, varnish companion ways
Oil analysis : OK
Compression test : Ok
Heat exchangers check and clean
Sea water and fresh water pumps overall
Alternators check and clean
New starter motor
New start battery
Renew all rubber hoses
New circulation pump
Heat exchangeur reconditionning
New stop solenoid
New start battery
New Fridge compressor electrical motor
Varnish galley, companion ways
New anchor chain 100m
Engine room, anchor locker, deck shower locker Paint .
Replacement of transmission dampner
Gearbox overall including new oil pump
Z drive over haul
OWNER REMARKS & HISTORY
Pixelion was built by the Baltic shipyard for an Italian entrepreneur (pharmaceutical industry).
He set the interior design for his own use and plans - to use her mainly for Corporate events (hence the reason for the 2 master cabins).
The yacht was originally named “Lady G” and was operated across Italy under the Italian Flag.
"Lady G” was the last of the 64 series (number 5). She has been designed to be extremely stable with a deeper keel than usually (with a draft of 3.3m instead of 2.9m like the 4 other sister-ships) –
A few years later the first owner sold “Lady G”, to order a larger new yacht from Baltic. The new owner was an Italian - American involved in real-estate. He transferred the vessel to the United States of America. He also changed the yacht’s name to VAHANLEX.
The current owners purchased the boat in June 2009. They imported her from USA to Europe and renamed her Pixelion - (why Pixelion? Because they are working in the scanning market and you get pixels when you scan a document - and also they are based in Lyon as well….) not to mention that they liked this name better than VAHANLEX ….
The American flag was cancelled in 2009 and the yacht is registered in Toulon, France.
During her life Pixelion has crossed the Atlantic 6 times. She is a strong and able ocean going sailing yacht. The last time though was in 2008.
After they purchased VAHNALEX the current owners modified the length of the keel to take her back to the original design size at 2.9 meters (faster and easier for most harbours) .
This has been done by Baltic in Viareggio at the Vismara ship yard.
The yacht has always has been handled by a professional crew from the beginning through each ownership. Although by the owners admission when he purchased her, in June 2009, she had received a low maintenance during the former 18 months.
However under the current ownership the yacht has had a complete refit in 2010 / 2011 and a high level of maintenance since then.