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Baglietto double

Baglietto has unveiled two new projects penned by Francesco Paszkowski Design.

14 February 2024

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Italian boatbuilder Baglietto is expanding its range with two new projects penned by Francesco Paszkowski Design.

The first model of the new XO Baglietto line will be the X50, designed for long ocean crossings. This will be followed by the speedy and high-tech Fast50.

“These new lines are the highest expression of Baglietto’s core mission: innovating while also preserving tradition,” says Baglietto’s chief executive Diego Michele Deprati. “Both projects are extremely innovative and set up Baglietto for even more success. Indeed, each and every one of our products look ahead at the future, often anticipating it, without ever losing sight of its DNA”.

The La Spezia-based shipyard, which announced the new projects at a press conference in Milan, is celebrating its 170th anniversary this year.

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Baglietto XO

The brand-new 50m yacht concept XO is an explorer yacht designed for long-range crossings in luxury. A distinguishing feature of the project is the observation point above the wheelhouse, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Conceived for long-range cruising, the observation room becomes an entertainment area that breaks the monotony of ocean crossings. Large flush-fitting windows offer a 360-degree view, while the central skylight lets in fragments of sky. Inside is a ‘visual room’, a protected, cocooning space furnished with comfortable cushions and sofas where you can retreat on the coldest days without ever losing the magic of the journey.

“World-class cruising, reliability, and performance in the widest sense of the word have always been universally acknowledged strengths of our brand,” says Baglietto’s sales manager Fabio Ermetto.

“And this specific model, conceived to travel even the roughest seas, is the epitome of them all.”

Opposite the lounge area, six large independent monitors have been installed, which can also be used separately. Just like on a plane, each screen can be used to watch something different, together or independently, using headsets:

The XO line keeps the pilot bridge on the upper deck and reserves the exclusive area above it for guests.

The exterior lines, designed by Paszkowski Design, maintain the rugged look typical of explorer yachts while taking cues from other Baglietto models. In particular, the upper deck is modelled after the successful concept of a veranda opening on three sides of the T52, which has also served as an inspiration for the main deck.

Also drawing on the experience of the T52, the hull has been designed to undertake transoceanic crossings: the bow, in particular, is sturdier and sharper to ensure easier management of ropes and faster crew manoeuvres even in extreme weather conditions.

The aft area is accessed via a large transformer. A central glazed hatch opens onto a multipurpose space, comprising a gym that can also be used while cruising and a spacious storage room where to keep outdoor furniture when the tenders are on board and store other items, like bikes, when the tenders are in the water.

Solar panels on the roof of the flybridge can be used to recharge the numerous on-board water toys.

This new line comes in a wide range of possible configurations — particularly regarding the aft area, which can comfortably host up to two large tenders (up to 10 metres in length).

Yachts in this line will mount two CAT C32 engines, delivering a maximum speed of 16 knots.

Fast50

A length of 50 metres, four MTU 2000M96L engines, and a maximum speed of 30 knots are the main features of this light alloy fast displacement model, which is now top-of-range of Baglietto’s Fast line, penned by Francesco Paszkowski Design.

“The Fast50 line is reintroducing Baglietto to the segment of high-performing yachts,” says Ermetto.

“Top performances have always been part of our DNA, and the new top-of-the-range model reinterprets distinctive elements of our tradition to respond to the current market demand effectively.

“This means meeting the needs of clients who love top performance but do not want to renounce the comfort and luxury of a superyacht.”

A key inspiration was the sleek lines of Baglietto’s historical production, including boats like the Pachamama, the Monokini (which won the Compasso d’Oro award in 2016) and Rush, last year’s WSA winner.

The design of the stern, in particular, draws on some of the innovative elements introduced in the more traditional line: developing on two levels, with the gunwale folding to convert into a swimming platform. The aft area is perfect for enjoying life in close contact with the sea, with sunbeds in the form of chaise longues for soaking up the view. A transformer replaces the traditional passerelle, preserving the yacht’s lines.

A seamless transition between interiors and exteriors is achieved by ceiling-high windows that open on three sides on the upper and to the lower gunwales that maximise the view.

With the ventilation ducts moved outside and integrated into the hull structure, the main saloon relies on generous spaces, hosting a lounge area and a TV area, while the dining area has been arranged in the sky lounge on the upper deck.

Unlike the Fast models that preceded the Fast50, this new model has three full decks and embraces the ‘wide body’ concept in the master cabin.

Outdoor areas of the upper deck are generous, both aft and forward of the wheelhouse: sun loungers and sofas furnish the area at the stern, while a conversation area and a private sunbathing area have been arranged forward, completed by a Jacuzzi hot tub at the extreme bow.

Two VIP and two twin cabins, all ensuite, welcome guests on the lower deck. Moving forward are the crew quarters with large dinette, the captain’s cabin and four more cabins with pullman beds.

The tender, which can be up to 7 metres long, is stored in a float-in garage located behind the engine room. The hull is fitted with limited-draught semi-tunnels, ensuring safe cruising even in shallow waters.

The first unit in this line is currently under construction at the shipyard, with delivery scheduled for 2026.

 

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