The project known only by her hull number, Baglietto 10233, is in the water and bears her true name. Meet Lion, part of the Baglietto 48M T-Line. Her launch took place last week at the shipyard’s La Spezia facility.
While the megayacht belongs to the same series as Andiamo and Silver Fox, she still has some differences. Francesco Paszkowski, who’s responsible for styling of the entire line, enclosed more of the upper deck aft, for instance. This was a direct request of the owner, in fact. The Baglietto Lion therefore has a larger interior dining area. It additionally benefits from curved glass fully aft and floor-to-ceiling windows to each side.
The steel-and-aluminum yacht also has some surprising differences inside. Notably, the lower deck doesn’t have four staterooms the way that nearly every 158-footer (48-meter) does. Instead, the owner asked for two palatial suites, each of which can convert to become two staterooms thanks to sliding walls. Since final outfitting is ongoing, photos are not yet available of these, or her other serene interiors. But, the decor features warm, natural tones of bronze and ocher, the latter having shades of yellow, orange, or brown depending on its intensity. Furthermore, the Baglietto Lion shows off subdued oak paneling and soles along with glossy, rich-wood accents. The shipyard’s own interiors department has been working with Leonardo Santi, who got his start in yachting about a decade ago, to create the ambience. Santi specifically has designed and contributed a number of the furnishings, made of oak with bronzed inserts.
Anticipated to hit 15 knots maximum and cruise at 11 knots, the Baglietto Lion has expansive alfresco areas for the owner to entertain guests. They may spend a good amount of time on the sundeck, which spans 1,507 square feet (140 square meters). A pool, sunpads, a coffee bar, and a dining area for lunch—served by a barbecue—are all up here. Closer to the water, the owner’s party can enjoy a 495-square-foot (46-square-meter) beach club, including a spa and gym.
Delivery should take place in July. No word on where the owner, from South Africa, intends to cruise.
Francesco Paszkowski Design paszkowskidesign.it
Leonardo Santi Design leonardosantidesign.com