Picture yourself on a luxury yacht with abundant space, especially outside. They include a lot of cozy places and a marvellous infinity pool with a waterfall. What would you say? Certainly, “Let’s go!” Andiamo (which, by the way, translates to “Let’s go”) is literally an invitation to step aboard and leave.
The 157-foot (48-meter) Andiamo is the latest yacht from Baglietto’s T-Line. Built in steel and aluminum, she’s a development of the successful 46-meter (151-foot) T-Line model. In fact, she has new features, like the raked wheelhouse windows, improving visibility. Designed by Francesco Paszkowski, who also handled the interiors with Margherita Casprini, the yacht boasts sleek and powerful shapes, with rounded lines that give her a timeless elegance.
“Andiamo’s development has two key themes: to be an expression of the contemporary generation of displacement yachts, and to retain some of the traditional style elements that have made the Baglietto brand famous and instantly recognizable throughout the world,” says Paszkowski. “We concentrated on several fundamental points: shapes, superstructure, surfaces, and the exterior spaces, with special emphasis on the flybridge, stern, and the idea of contact with the sea. We modified the curves of the deck structure to increase the yacht’s interior volumes, with a wide-body configuration on the main deck to benefit the owner’s accommodation.”
The owner requested generous communal areas, so that Andiamo is at her best with friends and family. There’s no interruption of views in any direction. This enhances visual contact with the sea and surrounding environment. The large space onboard enabled creating a number of areas, especially on the sundeck. Sunloungers are aft of the unusual pool (above), for example. A dining area is centrally situated on deck, too, with a bar and games table. Then there’s a conversation area with a large settee forward. Altogether, Andiamo’s sundeck has 1,407 square feet (140 square meters) of sheer relaxation, outclassing rivals in this size range. For design coherence, the aft upper deck features the same layout.
Still on the subject of space, Andiamo has 3,660 square feet (340 square meters) of habitable areas inside. Including the main-deck owner’s suite (above), the six staterooms are warm and welcoming, using few materials and a limited color palette. “We focused on combining materials and furnishings, some custom-made and others Made in Italy design pieces,” says Casprini. The stylistic coherence comes through contrasting dark and light as well as matte and glossy surfaces. Parts of furniture and paneling are glossy ebony. Meanwhile, soles are dark oak and onyx, with a matte finish. Overheads and other paneling are glossy white. This combination creates a bright interior for Andiamo. There’s also stylistic coherence in the en suite baths, with onyx and marble in a variety of colors. There’s crystal white onyx in the owner’s bath (with heated soles, too) and Calacatta marble in the two VIPs and two other guest baths.
Also bright, and in keeping with the connection to the sea, there’s the cinema room on the upper deck. Two deployable terraces let guests on the custom-made settees, arranged in a semi-circle, relax and enjoy the view. Andiamo also has a revolving, hide-away TV dividing the saloon from the dining area. One of the most striking style elements, though, is the glass spiral staircase in the foyer. It’s not simply a means of linking the three decks. It’s an architectural element in itself, with steel riser, leather steps, and steel edge.
Further noteworthy, the service area is on the main deck near the galley. Typically the crew mess, laundry, and even sometimes the pantry are on the lower deck. Aboard Andiamo, the unusual arrangement creates a dedicated “block,” well separated from the owner’s apartment and guest areas. On a related subject, the galley has windows looking out onto the port side deck. Simultaneously, it lets light flow in and gives guests a view in to the chef’s artistry.
As for performance, Andiamo achieved 17.4 knots on sea trial, exceeding the maximum speed target of 16 knots. It’s thanks to an optimized keel. At 12 knots, she should have a range of 4,500 nautical miles. “Let’s go” indeed.