Imagine a 143-foot yacht achieving a 33-knot top end. That’s serious speed for its size, and a volume of 250 gross tons. You don’t have to imagine it though. It’s the reality aboard Pachamama, a great example of Baglietto’s fittingly named FAST line. The FAST line follows in the wake of the sleek aluminum planing yachts that made the “seagull brand” world renowned. Simultaneously, this range and several additional model lines are taking Baglietto into the future. Whether it’s an all-aluminum superyacht promising fast harbor hopping or a steel-hulled, long-range cruiser, Baglietto offers a level of luxury and customization a fortunate few can experience.
When Pachamama was delivered in 2015, Baglietto showed full well how speed and flair come together in the FAST line. Powered by twin 4,613 hp MTU diesels, it cruises at 28 knots. In paying homage to the swift yachts of Baglietto’s past, Pachamama and the FAST range — which also includes the 151-foot Lucky Me, a size further available as a long-range version — feature all-aluminum construction. Their strong profiles and contemporary styling, from Francesco Paszkowski, convey their inherent performance capabilities. In choosing a FAST model from 125 to 151 feet, owners get complete control over interior design. This means you can have a crew mess forward on the main deck, like Pachamama, for a friendly, family-like relationship between guests and crew.
Owners desiring contemporary-classic looks might turn to the T-Line yachts for inspiration. With sizes starting at 131 feet, the T-Line bears styling by Paszkowski, but still stands apart. The yachts present rounded shapes and sleek profiles, like the 157-foot Andiamo, launched in 2017, and another 157-footer launching this summer. Take one look, and you’ll see silhouettes reminiscent of those that made Baglietto’s traditional style instantly recognizable. For long-range cruising at 12 knots, these contemporary steel displacement yachts see 4,500 nautical miles. The new 157-footer boasts 3,681 square feet of classically elegant luxury areas for 10. In addition, it has a side-launching tender garage.
As an extension of this contemporary-classic approach, there’s the 230-foot Sestante concept, created with Mulder Design. The styling echoes the traditional Baglietto aesthetic, yet also introduces sleek, modern and athletic looks. Meant for an owner’s party of 12 to 14, she’s available for full customization, including a foredeck helipad and a private owners pool. Equally important, Sestante can cruise at 25 knots, 30 percent faster than traditional-displacement superyachts of her size. In addition, she can cruise farther than most, boasting a range of 6,500 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Buyers seeking more flair might prefer Baglietto’s V-Line, announced last year. Vertical bows, extended flying bridges and floor-to-ceiling windows are highpoints. The vertical bow has an added benefit: more space in the main-deck master suite. This is a strong attraction for the series, spanning 131 to 180 feet. Choose between aluminum construction and aluminum and steel, plus semi-displacement and full-displacement hulls. Then choose styles from Paszkowski, Hot Lab or Santa Maria Magnolfi.
Finally, Baglietto has the MV line, which includes the MV13 and Ridoc, the first MV19. These high-performance dayboats draw inspiration from the military vessels that Baglietto built during World War I and II. Paszkowski’s styling is on display once again, combining distinct naval lines and shapes with open-yacht architecture. With a comfortable interior that can convert for two people to sleep, the 45-foot MV13 tops out at 37 knots. The 64-foot MV19, meanwhile, is capable of 40 knots. Additionally, it has dedicated owner and VIP staterooms, plus a crew cabin.
Baglietto can handle such diversity due to continued internal investment. This especially applies to its redesigned shipyard. The shipyard now occupies an area of 376,737 square feet, including two new covered plants for building motoryachts up to 213 feet in length. Just completed is the addition of two piers that can accommodate motoryachts up to 229 feet. The project — encompassing many years of restoration work — means the shipyard can now rely on a new 38,750-square-foot basin with two 279-foot docks, resulting in a larger number of available berths. Together with the existing docks, Baglietto can now work on 12 yachts simultaneously.
It’s a big change from 1854, when Pietro Baglietto established the company. But if he could see it now, he wouldn’t have it any other way.
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