In 2014, Italian shipyard Baglietto celebrated its 160th birthday with a big event in the Naval Hall of the Museum of Science and Technology in Milan, the culmination of a long history in which it has progressively come to specialise in the construction of luxury mega yachts in and all aluminium. This activity, the yard’s current core business, is accompanied by refits, and military builds as well – previously a longstanding tradition for the famous Italian brand. This is the next step following Baglietto’s recent changes, having become part of the Gavio Group some time ago, and recently completing a strategic business renewal plan that includes major developments in commercial areas and production facilities extending over more than 35,000 m2. It’s a course that has been set since Baglietto’s “new era” began when the Gavio Group took over the company Gavio Group, the source of the period of intense activity currently enjoyed by the Italian shipyard.
This development has proven to be very positive, as witnessed by Baglietto’s presence at two prestigious events for the sector last year with two major new projects on show at the same time.
These two new luxury mega yachts, one with a displacement hull and the other with a planing hull, were presented by the Italian shipyard in an entirely unexpected world first at both the Cannes Yachting Festival and the Monaco Yacht Show. The naval architecture and marine engineering for
both vessels were developed by Baglietto’s technical department, while the projects bear the stylistic signature of Francesco Paszkowski, who has previously worked with the “seagull brand” successfully on numerous occasions. For both vessels, the inexhaustible creative inspiration of the Tuscan professional, still faithful to his graphite pencil, was the source of both the exterior and interior design, but in the latter case with the contribution of Margherita Casprini. In particular, the new mega yacht with the planing hull, named Pachamama by her lucky Owner, is the first hull in Baglietto’s renewed Fast range, produced in aluminium. She is also the first vessel to be built and finished inside and out entirely at Baglietto’s La Spezia facilities, the new operational location which replaced the yard’s original historic base in Varazze when the shipyard came under new management with the Gavio Group. Three vessels are due to take to the water from the La Spezia facilities this year, and another three vessels next year, all built in metal with a planing or displacement hull, and in lengths ranging from 43 to 55 metres. By comparison with her future sister and cousin ships, Pachamama has a length of 43.5 metres, or 143 feet, with a planing hull and an all-metal build in light aluminium alloy for both the hull and the superstructure. Like Baglietto’s other exclusive new creations, Pachamama has that recognisable family feel unique to vessels by the Italian shipyard, with sporty lines and aggressive forms that directly express the high performance at sea available as standard in every motor yacht bearing the prestigious logo.
However, designer has gone beyond merely restating the classic stylistic elements that identify the Baglietto look, which has always been so deeply rooted in the collective imagination, inspired by an innovative drive to sketch out a contemporary interpretation of the Baglietto style. The clean, sleek aesthetic dynamism of the exterior design, underlined and enhanced by the two-tone livery, is combined in a flawless, balanced way with the sober elegance of the interior design, which is interpreted in a very pleasing style, echoed in a consistent, coordinated manner in both the furnishing and decoration of the sophisticated interiors. The exclusive fittings specially created for Pachamama are infused with an enchanting, warm and welcoming atmosphere, full of a sensation of soothing calm and at the same time a sense of excitement. All of this is achieved thanks to skilful design, which masterfully succeeds in creating a flawless, balanced relationship between luxury and simplicity, formality and informality. To complete the harmony of the setting, based on furniture with soft, rounded shapes, pairings of carefully selected materials such as teak, both natural and varnished, worked leather and worked limestone make an important contribution. Like the careful visual alternation applied to the various finishes of materials, the considered dialogue established between the various colour tones plays an important part in the overall symphony, further embellished by the chessboard composition used for many of the vertical and horizontal cladding panels. On taking a leisurely stroll around Pachamama, it is very clear that space, light and socialising were the guiding principles of the layout for all three decks on the vessel. This begins with the panoramic flybridge, which covers over 75 m2 and can therefore offer a huge sunbathing area with sun beds and a large lounge area with chairs and tables, as well as an extensive al fresco dining area served by a bar/grill/barbecue, well protected by the shade of the hard top. Inside the raised pilothouse there are two sections: the wheelhouse itself, which has a sporty, automotive-inspired design apparent at first glance, and the guest lounge with chairs for observing the navigation process.
Like the flybridge, the main deck is also fully dedicated to socialising both inside and out: the extraordinarily large stern area is protected by the overhanging deck above, and can be used as a lounge or an al fresco dining area, while the forward area is entirely in the open, laid out as a sunbathing area with sun pads and a hydromassage tub in a spectacular position in the soaring bow, overhanging the water. From the from aft peak, you can access the magnificent salon through a welcoming entrance area lit from above, an unusual feature in comparison with the normal approach on other vessels to date, with two skylights built into the ceiling corresponding to the sunbathing area on the flybridge above. The large side windows provide the salon with an abundance of natural light. This space is furnished with soft sofas and armchairs, providing a space exclusively for relaxation and conversation. Unlike the standard version of the Baglietto 43 Fast where the salon incorporates a living area and a dining area, on Pachamama the Owner opted to create the dining room in the forward part of the deck, and therefore entirely separate from the living space due to the presence of the technical compartment below the wheelhouse. The galley is adjacent to the dining room to facilitate table service to the diners. The galley area and the dining area are normally kept separate during formal occasions, but a sliding panel can be opened to create visual continuity between the galley and the dining area to form a single space like a huge American-style country kitchen, ideal for informal situations. As a result, the dining area and the galley area on board Pachamama, together with the crew dinette and the laundry room, occupy the area on the main deck originally intended for the Owner’s suite in the standard version of the Baglietto 43 Fast. As a natural consequence, the full-beam Owner’s suite on Pachamama is therefore located amidships on the lower deck, together with the VIP stateroom with double bed and the three with double beds and one with twin beds guest staterooms with twin beds. Like the master stateroom, which has a desk / dressing table and a large dressing room, the VIP stateroom and the guest staterooms are also very spacious with abundant natural light. In addition to the luxurious private accommodation for the Owner and guests, the comfortable crew quarters are also located on the lower deck but in the forward section, including the captain’s cabin with a double bed and the three crew cabins with bunk beds.
Photos by Emilio Bianchi
Pachamama technical specifications
|Type||Motor Yacht with two propellers, double edge|
|LOA||43.65 m / 143’208’’ ft|
|Beam||8.30 m / 27’230’’ ft|
|Maximum draft||1.70 m / 5’577’’ ft|
|Displacement||about 250 tons at half load|
|Gross tonnage||378 GRT|
|Main engines||2 x MTU 16V4000 M93L|
|Maximum speed||33 knots|
|Maximum power||2 x 3440 kW at 2,100 rpm|
|Generators||2 x 80 kW, 400 V 50 Hz|
|Fuel capacities||41,000 litres / 10,831.05 US gallons|
|Fresh water capacity||5,800 litres / 1,532.198 US gallons|
|Fins active stabilizers||2 pairs electro-hydraulic sailing and at anchor|
|Guests||Up to 10|
|Naval Architecture||Baglietto Spa|
|Exterior Designer||F. Paszkowski|
|Interior Designer||F. Paszkowski, in collaboration with Margherita Casprini|