If the thought of a 138-footer (42-meter) doing 28 knots sounds exciting to you, you are not alone. A European customer has commissioned the aptly nicknamed Superfast 42 project from Baglietto.
Similar to Baglietto megayachts in past decades, this new project has a slim hull and forceful styling. Francesco Paszkowski Design penned the lines, additionally incorporating modern must-haves like large windows, especially noticeable forward. For naval architecture, meanwhile, P.L.A.N.A. Design designed a hull for making thrilling passages between ports. Two of her three MTU engines couple to traditional shaft drives. The third, specifically the central engine, connects to a VOITH jet drive to deliver the speed boost. Furthermore, with a 6’9” (2.1-meter) draft, the Superfast 42 is capable of entering somewhat shallow waters, perfect for days spent at anchor.
Those days at anchor are sure to be enjoyable, thanks to a side-opening tender garage and a fold-down transom. The latter creates a big swim platform and revealing a beach club, which revolves around relaxation, due to settees and a bar. The same concept of relaxation applies throughout the alfresco areas, since the owner intends to spend time primarily out on deck with friends and family. For instance, the bow has large sunpads (simultaneously, it’s important to note, out of the way of the deck gear the crew needs to access), while more sunning space sits aft of the skylounge.
Inside, four guest staterooms sit below decks, one of which has a Pullman berth. Following tradition, the owner’s suite is forward on the main deck, as are the saloon, dining area, and galley. Friends and family can gather together in the skylounge to watch movies, too.
Baglietto expects to complete the yacht, run by a crew of six and her captain, in time for the owner to cruise next summer.
Francesco Paszkowski Design paszkowskidesign.it
P.L.A.N.A. Design planadesign.eu