Pietro Baglietto founded Baglietto Yachts in 1854 in Varazze, Italy. Little did he know when he started building small fishing boats in his backyard that it would evolve into one of the most progressive, innovative brands in the world.
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Over the decades, Baglietto Yachts has turned out regatta champions, anti-submarine boats and hydrofoils along with head-turning, state-of-the-art 180-foot luxury superyachts. The company’s history is crowded with kings, celebrities and other influential people, including Marconi, Puccini and Pope Leo XIII, who had the good fortune to own a Baglietto.
Before the term “early adaptor” entered the vernacular, Baglietto Yachts was one. Always first in line to incorporate the most advanced systems and production techniques into its build strategy, the Italian shipwright repeatedly surpassed itself. Today, with models ranging in length from 37 to 180 feet and shipyards in Varazze and La Spezia that produce as many as 10 new super-sized yachts annually, the name Baglietto is still synonymous with luxury, ultramodern design and cutting-edge technology.
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The boats Baglietto Yachts built for the Italian Navy in the 1930s laid the groundwork for the luxury motor yachts that made the company famous. Between 1950 and 1960, the company manufactured high-performance motorboats that raced away with championships and set speed records that held up for decades. The ‘80s saw the launch of the first high-performance aluminum superyacht with a top speed exceeding 35 knots; and the ‘90s introduced the brand’s 95-foot sports yacht.
It was this ongoing development of new, innovative models to meet changing consumer trends that made the difference between the brand barely surviving or thriving. Consequently, over the last century and a half, Baglietto has designed, built and launched more than 10,000 hulls. And, while many models are no longer in production, hundreds from the Wooden (1945-1960) and Aluminum years (1970s) are still circling the globe. The series currently in production are Fast, V-line and T-line (“T” for traditional). A new Superfast series (137 feet, top speed 28 knots, cruise speed 24 knots, range 700 nautical miles) is in production with hulls slated to hit the water in 2022-23.
Baglietto Superyacht Series highlights
Baglietto Fast Line Superyachts
The three models in this line range from 125 feet to 150 feet, and they’re not called “fast” for nothing. For example, the 141-foot Fast 43 with twin MTU M93L diesel engines delivers race-car-equivalent cruising and top speeds of 25 knots and 28 knots respectively.
Fast comforts and conveniences include:
- Floor-to-ceiling windows in the salon
- Full-beam master suite with large en suite bathroom and office space on the main deck; at least four guest staterooms below deck
- Long sleek hull with banks of windows that provide more interior light
- Contemporary interiors with tall ceilings and detached furniture
- Lowered bulwarks to give a more streamlined, modern profile
- Design that brings the boat closer to the water so it looks less like a ship and more like a yacht
- An 800-square-foot area for relaxing and socializing attached to cockpit
- Interior stairs provide safe access to large aft beach club
Baglietto V-line Superyachts
Introduced in 2017, the V-line series (straight bow, aluminum hull and superstructure) has models ranging from 125 to 164 feet. What distinguishes this line from its sisterships is the steep, wedge-like vertical bow, which is probably how the line got its name.
Designs include an extended flybridge, tri-deck and the following amenities:
- Floor-to-ceiling windows on upper and main decks
Main deck dining area has doors and windows that open providing 180-degree views and plenty of fresh air
Rear platform for sunbathing; beach club with gym and Turkish bath
Large aft swimming pool, bar and areas to relax on upper deck
Two garages for water toys, two jet skis, 32-foot and 17-foot tenders
Main deck master suite with balcony and lounge and four guest cabins on lower deck accommodate up to 12 guests, 9 crew
Aft main deck conservatory with skylight
Baglietto T-line Superyachts
The T-line, launched in 2018, has two models: the 157-foot 48T and the 170-foot 52T. Built with steel hulls and aluminum superstructure, both models are designed to maintain a constant connection to the outside. That plus the emphasis on luxurious interiors and spacious social areas make this classic yet innovative series ideal for chartering.
- 1,500-square-foot sundeck includes swimming pool, dining and sunning areas
- A second outdoor dining area is located aft on the upper deck
- Beach club across three levels
- Sky lounge on upper deck opens on three sides
- Hybrid propulsion system provides a range of 7,600 nautical miles in electrical diesel model. Two traditional MTU 16V2000M86 diesel engines have a range of 3,600 nautical miles and a top speed of 17 knots
- Central galley with walk-in cold rooms can store food for long-distance cruises
- Separate storage room for owner/guest luggage
Baglietto Yacht’s ingenuity and vision leads to decades of firsts
- 1891 The competition yacht “Miss Mary” launches the brand’s winning streak
- 1906 Largest (72 feet) combustion engine-powered cruising yacht ever built in Italy
- 1906 Prototype of the world’s first hydrofoil
- 1929 First 39ft yacht built in Italy
- 1936 Assault boat for Italian Navy breaks previous top speed record of 50 knots
- 1948 Shipyard technology evolves to include building yawls (two-masted sailboats)
- 1950s The streak continues: Twins II wins Coppa Oro in Sweden and Coppa di Francia in Geneva; Twins VI captures Coppa d’Italia in Helsinski and Genova
- 1960s New production techniques lead to the game-changing flying bridge and the introduction of the Wooden boat series
- 1970s Aluminum planing hulls and water jet propulsion push Baglietto motor yachts to top speeds of 62.5 knots
- 1980s First aluminum, steel-hulled superstructure yacht of the modern world (147-foot Al Fahedi) puts out to sea from Baglietto yard
- 1990s First 95-foot open yacht to reach 40 knots
- 2001 First of the Fast Yacht series –– the 111-foot Thunderball –– debuts
- 2017 Unveiling of V-line series beginning with a 135-foot tri-deck
- 2018 Introduces T-line series (156-foot T-48 model makes it into highest class of Lloyds Register of Shipping)
- 2019 180-foot superyacht christened at launch ceremony in La Spezia
- Founded: 1854, Baglietto Yachts, Varazze, Italy
- Founder: Pietro Baglietto
- Acquired by: Gavio Group, 2012
- Type: Private and charter luxury mega and super motor yachts ranging from 37 to 180 feet
- Series: Wooden (Elba, Ischia, Capri, Minorca, 37 to 72 feet); Aluminum (Chato, Al Fahedi, Adler (54 to 147 feet); Fast (38, 43 and 46, (125 to 150 feet); V-line (V38, V41, V50 (125 to 164 feet); T-line T48, T52 (157 and 170 feet)
- Construction: Aluminum planing yachts; steel and aluminum semi- and full-displacement superyachts
If you’re searching for a yacht that is steeped in tradition yet leads the industry in innovation, check out the Baglietto Yachts we have listed for sale. While it may seem like a contradiction, they represent the epitome of Italian luxury, styling and design while delivering the very latest in engineering, technology and production advancements.