Baglietto’s period of intense activity continues – the historic Italian brand with its distinctive seagull logo
is now fully engaged in relaunching the shipyard from both an organisational and a product development point of view.
At present, five new vessels are under construction at the yard.
In addition to the first hull of the innovative MV19 model launched in the first half of June, a
55 metre displacement motor yacht is under construction together with two 48-metre displacement motor yachts. The first of these will be delivered to
her lucky owner ready for the summer cruising season. Finally, the shipyard is also building a 43-metre
semi-displacement fast motor yacht.
Great efforts have also been made when it comes to developing the product range – during the previous sailing season, the shipyard presented the brand-new V-Line, a range of vessels from 40 to 55 m in length with a displacement or semi-displacement hull to be built in steel and aluminium, or entirely in aluminium. The designs were created by major designers such as Francesco Paszkowski Design, Hot Lab Design and the Santa Maria Magnolfi studio. The 55-m displacement project previewed at the Singapore Yacht Show was designed by this last. The design aesthetic
for this new 55-metre yacht by the Italian shipyard has external lines that maintain the style of the other two projects of 41 m and 50 m designed by SMM,
echoing and highlighting their simple linearity with elegant lines and clean forms, whose strong, sharp geometries draw unconventional inspiration from the historic tradition of the Italian shipyard and its longstanding production of military vessels. Beyond her undoubtedly charming look, it is however the technical side of the design where the new Baglietto
55 metres reveals very attractive characteristics, for example her performance when underway.
The design proposal for the vessel provides for the installation of two Caterpillar CAT 3512B HD DiTA-SCAC engines, each with maximum power of 1,500 kW, equivalent to 2,040 hp, supplied at 1,600 rpm.
With this configuration, the motor yacht has a top speed of 16 knots and can maintain a cruising speed
of 12 knots, at which the vessel has a range calculated to reach up to 5,500 nautical miles.
For its new 55-metre project, among other things Baglietto gave the Owner the option of choosing a version of the motor yacht with a hybrid propulsion system, clearly testifying to a tangible desire on the part of the shipyard to continue its constant research and product innovation, alongside its committed quest for innovative solutions with a high level of operational flexibility in the use of its vessels.
To supplement this pairing of external aesthetics and technology at the cutting edge for the sector, a layout fit for such a vessel was essential. This was achieved thanks to careful design with skilful exploitation of
the generous volume available. This is one of the
key characteristics of the motor yacht, and one that provides the basis for the functional organisation
of the spaces on board, with carefully thought-out distribution across the three primary decks, conveniently connected by a practical lift and a well placed staircase. On the Baglietto 55 M, as could of course be expected, the equation that large volume equals large spaces proves very true, both for the external spaces and the interiors: the Luxury Area has a total area of 550 m2 or 5,920 square feet, while the Crew Area enjoys a total area of 240 m2 or 2,583 square feet. Looking at this point in more detail, the key highlights of the vessel are certainly the main deck, with a living area occupying nearly 90 m2 / 968 square feet and a dining area of over 20 m2 / 215 square feet, and the upper deck with a total area of over 280 m2 / 3,014 square feet including a lounge/cinema of over
30 m2 / 324 square feet and an external forward area of 125 m2 / 1,345 square feet that can accommodate a swimming pool of nearly 6 metres / 19 feet in length. However, all the other areas on board the new Baglietto 55 M, both those for socialising and those intended for private living, have extremely generous spaces both inside and out to ensure maximum comfort and privacy, such as the sunbathing area on the sun deck offering an extraordinary 360-degree panoramic view to be enjoyed in complete relaxation, or the alfresco dining area on the upper deck, providing a magnificent location for socialising with effective protection against the sun’s rays provided by the large hard top. The lower deck also has specific areas with a wealth of space suitable for cruising activities such as the beach club and the fully equipped gym, each with its own hatch that opens to form a platform overhanging the water to provide direct access to the sea.
A similar openable hatch is also provided for the Owner’s suite on the main deck, but here the hatch opens to form a private balcony for the Owner’s exclusive use, extending the interior space of the master stateroom into the outdoors.
The full-beam Owner’s suite also has a private study accessed directly from the master stateroom and with a further separate entrance accessible from the corridor next to the dining room. The latter can be transformed into a linked meeting room if required.
The guest area is positioned on the lower deck with five guest staterooms arranged around a dedicated lobby and along a private corridor. Two are laid out with twin beds, while each of the other three has a double bed. The lower deck is also home to the crew area (apart from the captain’s cabin, which is located on the upper deck next to the wheelhouse), featuring six crew cabins each with two bunk beds, a crew galley and dinette, then on the under lower deck, a laundry room, spacious refrigeration units and numerous storage areas. This new vessel also has extensive space for tenders and toys: the stern garage with its openable portside hatch has the capacity for a main tender with a length of 7.5 metres / 24 feet, while the forward garage with two openable hatches, one to portside and one to starboard, can house a pair of jet skis or wave runners as well as a service tender with a length of
4.2 metres / 14 feet.
At this point, all that is left to wonder is whether the immense fore deck of this 55-metre motor yacht could also be equipped with a certified helipad for the safe landing of a private helicopter at the Owner’s request,
but in all likelihood Baglietto, whose historic logo bears the wings of a seagull outstretched in the breeze, has already considered this thoroughly and made provision for it – naturally!
Baglietto 55 M V-Line technical specifications
|Hull type||Displacement, twin propeller motor-yacht|
|Material of Hull||High-tensile steel|
|Material of Superstructure||Aluminium|
|LOA||55.33 meters / 181’528’’ ft|
|Max Beam||11.23 meters / 36’843’’ ft|
|Draft at Half Load||3.20 meters / 10’498’’ ft|
|Half load displacement||860 t|
|Fuel capacity||150,000 liters / 39,625.81 US gallons|
|Fresh water capacity||24,000 liters / 6,340.129 US gallons|
|International gross tonnage||995 GRT|
|Main engines||2 x Caterpillar 3512B HD DITA-SCAC|
|Maximum power||2 x 1,500 kW (2,040 Hp) at 1,600 rpm|
|Maximum speed||16.0 knots|