Megayachts make for many happy memories for their owners. Sometimes the very design of a yacht clearly conveys that this is the reason the boat was commissioned. Pachamama, delivered by Baglietto this summer, is one of these yachts. It’s particularly interesting to note that those memories are to include the crew as much as the owner’s family.
Indeed, the crew are essentially part of the family aboard Pachamama. The crew mess, for example, is forward on the main deck. The location isn’t just unusual for a 143-footer (43.65-meter) like this. It’s practically unheard of for pretty much any size of megayacht. It was important to the owner—Beniamino Gavio, the head of the Gavio Group, which owns Baglietto—to ensure guests and crew could mix and mingle with ease. He and his children even enjoy sitting here. And, the design includes the same warm-tone teak that’s used throughout the relaxation areas aboard Pachamama.
The Gavio family also enjoys being able to see what’s going on in the galley. The pass-through between it and the dining area makes this easy. An art panel can close off the opening when wanted, too—perhaps when the chef is making a surprise dessert. To underscore how the crew’s well-being is important, there are two skylights in the galley, plus a handy side-deck door, good for loading provisions.
Fellow yacht owners will be surprised to see that the master suite aboard Pachamama is below decks. It’s due to the location of the crew mess and galley, of course. But, as evidenced by the ambiance, thanks to Francesco Paszkowski Design and Margherita Casprini, it’s of no concern. (Also consider that motion is more comfortable below decks.) Note the checkerboard-like pattern to the teak paneling. The soles are a richer-stained teak.
As a Baglietto 43M Fast model, Pachamama should make quick work of creating memories for all aboard. Baglietto says she can achieve a top speed of 33 knots and a cruising speed of 28 knots, powered by MTU diesels. While captains and crew understandably like driving from open upper decks, the voluminous feel to the wheelhouse makes it quite attractive as a workspace. And, thanks to the two big observation settees that the Gavios wanted, they’re invited here, too. On a related note, though it’s hard to see, there’s a TV above one of the settees. It’s for the Gavio children’s PlayStation games.
Even with the blending of guest and crew areas, Pachamama does have some private arrangements. Just inside from the aft deck is a bar, with large skylights. It can become part of the aft deck by closing curtains where it meets the saloon, and keeping the aft-deck doors open. The yacht also has the customary separation of guest staterooms (a party of 10 can stay aboard) from crew cabins (for seven).
Enjoy these additional looks at the27-foot-beam (4.3-meter-beam) Pachamama.