New Build: Baglietto 46-Meter

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At nearly 151 feet LOA, this Baglietto 46-meter is under construction at the Italian shipyard. In fact, construction started some months ago. Baglietto only just released details about her now.

The Baglietto 46-meter was ordered by a client from Eastern Europe. The project is part of the builder’s Displacement Line series. She bears design by Francesco Paszkowski, the same naval architect behind the Baglietto Fast Line series. Paszkowski has graced the steel-hulled megayacht with both soft and sharp lines. Note particularly the rounded stern, the bow flare, and the angularity of the forward upper structures.

Full specs aren’t available yet for the displacement Baglietto 46-meter. However, the same-size Fast Line megayacht has a beam of 30’2” (9.2 meters). So far we do know that the new megayacht will have twin Caterpillar engines. This should permit a 12-knot cruise and 17-knot top end. The cruise speed should allow a 4,500-nautical-mile range. The Baglietto 46-meter will be classed to ABS and fall beneath the 500-gross-ton threshold, too.

Some of the megayacht’s key features are a beach club exceeding 269 square feet (25 square meters). A separate tender garage holds an 18-foot (5.5-meter) dinghy, a PWC, and a rescue tender. The Baglietto 46-meter has a traditional accommodations arrangement. A saloon, dining area, and galley are all on the main deck. There’s a main-deck master, too, with four guest staterooms below decks. Two of the guest staterooms have twin beds. There are all twin beds in the four crew cabins as well. And, as you’d expect, the captain’s cabin is abaft the wheelhouse.

Delivery of this Baglietto 46-meter is set for early next year. That will be a few months after a sistership premieres at the fall boat shows. A same-size Fast Line yacht will follow later next year. So, too, will a 177-footer (54-meter).

Baglietto 54-Meter Megayacht by Francesco Paszkowski Design

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Measuring 177 feet (54 meters), this new megayacht is just starting construction at Baglietto.

The Baglietto 54-meter bears design by Francesco Paszkowski Design. She’s somewhat similar in profile to a new 58-meter (190-footer) that the designer has created for the shipyard. It’s in keeping with a family feel that Baglietto wants for its Displacement Line. (The builder also has a Fast Line, with planing yachts.) Of course, the Baglietto 54-meter is further an extension of several 53-meter (174-foot) megayachts that the shipyard delivered in recent years. These include Baraka, Blue Scorpion, and Gitana, all launched between 2006 and 2009.

Since the Baglietto 54-meter is a displacement yacht, cruising speed should be 13 knots and top end should be 17 knots. The power package is twin Caterpillar 3512Bs. Anticipated range has not been revealed. However, if the larger Paszkowski Design megayacht is any indication, it’s likely close to 5,000 nautical miles.

No details are available for the interior of this 54-meter, either. Similar-size megayachts typically have four guest staterooms below decks and a main-deck master, with accommodations for about 10 to 12 crew.

Delivery is set for the summer of 2015, to a European buyer.

Baglietto, celebrating its 160th anniversary this year, currently has a larger Displacement Line megayacht undergoing tank tests. There are also 141- and 151-foot (43- and 46-meter) Fast Line yachts in build. A 125-foot (38-meter) Fast Line yacht is further in the works, in the design stage.

Megayacht News Onboard: Baglietto’s Monokini

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While Baglietto builds steel displacement megayachts, it’s equally known for its all-aluminum fast yachts. Baglietto draws upon both its naval heritage and its yachting focus to promise owners swift speed. With Monokini, Baglietto continues the tradition, while also keeping true to customization.

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Similar in styling to the previous Baglietto 44 Fast megayachts Tatiana per Sempre and Apache II, Monokini still embraces some departures. They’re mostly subtle nuances, including a foredeck sunpad vs. a series of skylights (though Monokini does have one skylight, within the dining room). The owner further requested that Baglietto and naval architect Francesco Paszkowski incorporate larger ports.

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Monokini’s owner was clearly attracted to speed for his 144’4” (44-meter) megayacht. Like the other Baglietto 44 Fast deliveries, Monokini has twin 3,650-hp MTU 12V 4000 M90s for a reported 29-knot top end. Swift speeds typically mean shorter range, of course. Monokini’s most efficient cruise of 12 knots translates to a reported 700-nautical-mile range, though the owner doesn’t seem to mind. Draft is a shallow five feet (1.54 meters).

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A lot of thought went into lighting and furniture design aboard Monokini. The owner closely collaborated with Alberto Mancini to incorporate abundant LEDs. The lighting can adjust to set various moods, too. Mancini also designed the settees here in the saloon to be easily rearranged. They can face the two fold-down balconies, or they can face the TV for a cinema setting.

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Minimalism is the watchword for the decor aboard this 27’2”-beam (8.3-meter-beam) Baglietto. Monokini is characterized by varying shades of grey and cream, with grey-stained ash soles. LEDs are not just overhead, in art niches, and under beds like here in the master. They’re also embedded in doors, as understated accents.

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Monokini has accommodations for nine family and friends, in two doubles, one twin, and another twin with a pullman. Speaking of pullmans, there’s also one here in the captain’s cabin.

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Baglietto has always positioned the galley on the 44 Fast series on the main deck. Monokini is no different in this regard. The megayacht’s galley is a well-organized space, featuring wine lockers and a prep island. Baglietto also wisely includes a side-deck door, easing the loading of provisions.

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The Baglietto 44 Fast is a flybridge design, so Monokini makes good use of her alfresco area. Lounging, sunning, dining, and barbecuing all take place up here. Baglietto incorporated good stowage, for both food service and other general needs. Baglietto also situated a helm station forward to starboard, recognizing how captains like being outside as much as guests do. An observation settee is opposite of the helm. Both seating areas can be shaded from a bimini extending out from the hardtop.

Monokini is indicative of Baglietto’s past, but she’s also firmly part of the future. The Italian builder plans to continue offering all-aluminum megayachts built for speed. In fact, a 46 Fast (151 feet) is among the new offerings. She promises performance up to 28 knots.

Seems like one good turn—of speed—deserves another.

 

Monokini Launch Marks Historic Moment at Baglietto

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While a megayacht launch is always a time for celebration, the launch of Monokini at Baglietto over the weekend was particularly a happy time for the Italian yard. The 144-foot Monokini, the third hull in Baglietto’s 44-meter Fast series, is the first megayacht to be lowered into the water under the ownership team that took over early last year.

Baglietto, founded in 1854, had filed for bankruptcy a few years ago and came close to being acquired more than once during that time, only to see setbacks occur. It finally emerged from bankruptcy in February 2012 thanks to the Gavio Group and has seen both new contracts get signed as well as an investment in its facilities, the latter including an expansion. All of this made Monokini’s launch all the more important, and it was even noted by Baglietto’s management team in their thank-you speeches to the owner. Diego Michele Deprati, Baglietto’s CEO, referred to the megayacht’s launch as a “milestone” and a “rebirth of this glorious brand.”

As for Monokini, she bears a 27’2” (8.3-meter) beam and is an all-aluminum build bearing styling by Paszkowski Design. Inside, designer Alberto Mancini of AM Yacht Design sets a soothing, contemporary atmosphere that’s said to have been based on private-jet interiors. There’s bleached sycamore for both wall paneling and overheads. It’s complemented by ash and wenge parquet soles. Naturally, there’s further good use of leather and lush fabrics, all in muted tones of beige, cream, and gray and highlighted by special lighting designs.

Also naturally, in keeping with current trends worldwide, Monokini has fold-down balconies to each side of the saloon for the owner’s party of 10 to enjoy. And, in keeping with the “fast” concept of Baglietto’s Fast series, Monokini can reportedly top out at 30 knots, powered by twin 3,600-hp MTUs.

You can see the RINA-classed Monokini yourself if you’ll be at either the Cannes or Monaco boat shows later this year, since Baglietto will have her on display.

Baglietto Finally Emerges From Bankruptcy

Following a long bankruptcy and setbacks in its acquisition, Baglietto, responsible for launches like Ancòra (pictured), finally has new ownership. It also has a sister shipyard with a new distribution deal with the Rodriguez Group.

According to news reports in Italy, Beniamino Gavio, executive director of Societa Iniziative Autostradali e Servizi (SIAS), officially took over Baglietto last Monday. Gavio also recently acquired Cerri, another Italy-based yacht and megayacht builder, with all-fiberglass offerings to 102 feet (31 meters). SIAS is an industrial holding company primarily focused on the motorway sector, managing the second-largest percentage of Italian highways. SIAS also has business interests in technology, including fiber optics. As for the two yacht builders, Gavio told reporters last week that a new business plan will be presented soon, along with plans to re-employ craftsmen who were laid off over the two-year bankruptcy period.

While the management team focuses on restarting construction of three yachts at Baglietto, it is already encouraging sales for Cerri. Gavio has signed exclusive worldwide distribution deals with the Rodriguez Group. Model-wise, it’s a good fit. Besides building its own yachts, the Rodriguez Group sells many open-style yachts and megayachts from the likes of Sanlorenzo and Italyachts. The Group is also the parent company of Camper & Nicholsons.

The Rodriguez Group anticipates having the Cerri 86 Flying Sport and Cerri 102 Flying Sport available for sale later this year. New Cerri 90- and 100-foot (27- and 30.5-meter) models will be introduced next year, followed by a 130-footer (39.6-meter) in 2014. No distribution deal has been signed with Baglietto.