Sometimes you can remain faithful to your past while still shaking things up a bit. Baglietto and Francesco Paszkowski Design are doing this, with the Baglietto 65M V-Line design. Still a concept, but ready for contract, the project is edgy and inventive, to improve the cruising experience.
At 213 feet (65 meters), the concept is at the upper end of Baglietto’s offerings. Interestingly, her stylist, Francesco Paszkowski, draws inspiration from a yacht about half as large. He looked to Adler, a Baglietto from 1987 hailed as a ground-breaker for her style, size, and 36-knot speed. Simultaneously, Paszkowski incorporated a dramatically modern profile, particularly remarkable at the transom and in the all-glass superstructure (bottom). She has “some unconventional design as compared to the past,” Michele Gavino, Baglietto’s CEO, explained during the reveal at the Monaco Yacht Show.
But, the Baglietto 65M V-Line also has straightforward design elements. In fact, they’re modern musts like floor-to-ceiling glass, skylights, and pools. The glass, for instance, employs a darkening film, to help it blend into the structure style. As for skylights, circular ones are inserted in the flying-bridge overhang, benefitting the main deck. Yet another skylight, formed by the glass bottom of the upper-deck pool, spills light down to an aquarium in the main-deck winter garden. That upper-deck pool need not be drained, either. Baglietto and Paszkowski plan flush panels to cover it, and therefore create more usable space.
As much as a party of 12 will enjoy all of this, they’ll further appreciate other creature comforts. A VIP with its own gym, plus the master suite, occupy the forward main deck. Four additional guest staterooms go below decks. In addition, the Baglietto 65M V-Line includes a floodable tender garage. The tender is a good size, too: 33 feet (10 meters). Rather than compromise or eliminate the beach club, Baglietto and Paszkowski decided to incorporate the floodable basin into it. So, the basin becomes a seawater pool when the tender is outside.
For mind and body wellness, the Baglietto 65M V-Line has a spa with a hammam and sauna just forward of the beach club. A different type of mindfulness comes on the upper deck, in the cinema. Guests can enjoy a good laugh, a stimulating mystery, or other experience from the onboard film library.
Baglietto is studying a variety of propulsion options, including hybrid. Regardless of choice, the 65M V-Line has a displacement hull, for long-range cruising. One power option already set: twin Caterpillars. Expect a 17-knot top speed, and up to a 4,500-nautical-mile range at a slightly lower cruise speed.
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