advocates composite construction by using the materials to build yachts. In 1973, a group of five men collaborated with locals from the Bosund, Finland area to build a light displacement sailboat to perform better than the competitors and make the sailing experience enjoyable for cruising and racing sailors. Today, the yachts are highly individualized and benefit from on-site design and engineering groups working with customers. At Baltic, design starts out as an iterative process to determine performance and weight. Baltic also has its own control system for accurate weight and center of gravity calculations that solidifies the design for use in construction. The lamination process allows for less resin usage. Yachts produced by Baltic can measure up to and over 200 feet in size.