On May 7 the La Spezia-based shipard launched the new 46 m, hull #10221, marking the birth of Baglietto new FAST line. This vessel, that will be showcased as a worldwide premier at the next Cannes and Monaco Boat Shows – is an evolution of previous models, but also represents great continuity with the brand’s tradition. The new 46metre is the result of Baglietto’s cooperation with Francesco Paszkowski Design.
The launch ceremony took place at sunset at the Baglietto shipyard at the presence of the Baglietto top management and workforce as well as local authorities as the Major of La Spezia Massimo Federici, the President of Confindustria La Spezia Francesca Cozzani, the President of the Port Authority Lorenzo Forceri.
Following in the wake of the sleek aluminium planing yachts that have made the brand’s success all over the world, the new 46 m FAST stands out for its streamlined bow and rakish lines expressing a strong personality, but can also boast an imposing stern with hawses, thereby maintaining the family feeling with previous Baglietto yachts. The trapeze-shaped windows in the hull alternate with rectangular ones arranged on two different levels, enhancing the slender shape of the hull and giving a more contemporary touch to the yacht’s highly charming outer profile. Another new element characterising the exterior lines is the compact shape of the superstructure, which is not too high to enhance aerodynamic penetration.
When designing this new vessel, great care was also devoted to maximising the outdoor areas, so as to allow passengers to be in closer contact with the sea when both cruising and at anchor, and to enjoy conviviality in the open air. The aft area of the upper deck is indeed like a huge open terrace overlooking the sea: featuring teak floors, it can be furnished with a large table and a spacious sunbathing area.
Fitting-out operations are now about to be completed in the interiors, which have once more been pencilled by Design firm Paszkowski and architect Margherita Casprini and stand out for incredibly spacious volumes for a planing vessel of this size.
The warm shades of rosewood alternate with the colder white lacquered ceiling and side panels, resulting in very refined, contemporary, stylish interiors. The traditional layout offers 4 ensuite guest cabins on the lower deck, and the master suite – featuring an office, a dressing room, and the bathroom – on the main deck. The upper deck is large enough to host a comfortable salon with lounge area, the captain’s cabin, and the helm station, while the crew quarters, on the lower deck, include 4 twin cabins plus a single cabin and the dinette.
The yacht, entirely built in aluminium, will be pushed to a maximum speed of approximately 28 knots by twin MTU 16V4000 engines. It is classified with Lloyd’s Register of Shipping and compliant to MCA standards.
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