If you’re going to design a yacht as a true explorer, you might as well make her look the part. Baglietto and Santa Maria Magnolfi are in agreement with that philosophy, judging from the Baglietto 43M Explorer. While still a concept, she leaves no doubt as to where her design influences come from, particularly commercial and military craft. Simultaneously, she invites a potential buyer to spend extended periods onboard, no matter the climate.
Baglietto has done some preliminary engineering to entice a customer. For starters, how does a range of 5,600 nautical miles at 11 knots sound to you? Caterpillar engines, regarded as workhorses, take on the duty for the 141-footer. While the yard isn’t calling for an ice-class hull, it does anticipate an owner will want to go to northern latitudes, as far south as Patagonia, and everywhere in between.
Whether en route to or at your destination, the Baglietto 43M Explorer perches an observation deck in an enviable position. It’s the uppermost open area forward, atop the wheelhouse. With uninterrupted views, the deck is ideal for grabbing a pair of binoculars and spotting wildlife. Want to indulge in further observations away from the megayacht? The touch-and-go helipad aft, with flip-up wings to three sides for safety, is at your service. Further at your service is an armada of toys. Consider an amphibious craft, for example, or more traditional tenders, or a combination. Both a garage beneath the helipad and additional stowage forward keep the toys secure. The just-mentioned helipad wings close up the toy garage when they’re down.
Extended cruising means few, if any, calls to port for provisioning. Therefore, the Baglietto 43M Explorer has significant stowage. Cold rooms come into play, too, with these and related practical spaces spread across the two-deck crew area. Concentrated forward on the main and lower decks, the crew area is certainly unusual. And not just for this LOA; even far larger explorers don’t take this approach. The build and design team opted for it based on research into the most useful solutions for long periods at sea. Work spaces, including an area for quick repairs and stowing spares, are concentrate below decks, while sleeping spaces sit on the main deck.
Though the general arrangement is ultimately a buyer’s to tailor, Santa Maria Magnolfi and Baglietto naturally have ideas. Underfoot on the sundeck, they recommend polished flooring common to workboats and icebreakers. Since true explorers aren’t fussy, this suits the equally non-fussy furnishings suggestion, simple seating and sunning areas. As a nod to your global travels, the build and design team has a welcome suggestion inside. The Baglietto 43M Explorer should have display cabinets and shelves, for showing off treasures—especially shells and other sea requisites.
To keep you dreaming of more treasures from far away, the Baglietto 43M Explorer has quite the masterful master suite. Encompassing 624 square feet (58 square meters), the entire upper deck is yours. In fact, you can reserve the skylounge as your own private living area. For parties, invite guests up to the alfresco areas. A dining spot, sunning area, and the helipad, where the crew can arrange loose furniture, all await. Alternately, below decks, the gym/spa, with a Turkish bath, awaits.
So, too, does a winter garden, aft on the main deck. Since the Baglietto 43M Explorer is for all-climate cruising, this glass-sided room is truly an indoor-outdoor spot. If it’s a hot day, air conditioning keeps you cool. Add a TV, or turn it into an extra lounge, complementing the adjacent saloon. If you encounter bad weather, you can still use the winter garden. Baglietto and Santa Maria Magnolfi centered it where it’s less susceptible to motion.