During the Monaco Yacht Show 2019, Italian shipyard Baglietto revealed the Francesco Paszkowski Design of its new 65-metre superyacht V-Line. The visitors of the show witnessed the work progress on the project first introduced at the show’s last year edition.
In 2018, the company showed only a conceptual sketch of a yacht inspired by the world's first superyacht (in the modern sense of the word), a 35.6-metre Adler, launched by Baglietto back in 1987.
Michele Gavino, CEO of Baglietto, highlighted:
Our new 65-metre superyacht was introduced last year only as a concept, and today we are happy to share the progress we have made. This is a project for which we are putting a lot of efforts and focus on both the style and cutting-edge technological solutions.
This time, the company shared renderings of a full-fledged modified 3D-model of V-Line. The new project appears to feature a lot of interesting design solutions, apart from her original slightly retro appearance.
The 65-metre boasts vertical bow and an innovative stern adding her a modern and unique style. The profile has a chic combination of soft and powerful lines, along with large windows that are perfectly camouflaged in the structure thanks to a special darkening film.
The superyacht is also inspired by the connection of light and water, found in many yachts’ aesthetic choices. The high windows in the main deck and the upper deck is a distinctive element of Baglietto yachts created by Francesco Paszkowski Design.
Meanwhile, the key element on-board shall be the pool on the upper deck with a transparent floor facing a large aquarium on the main deck. Natural light is a key added value on this design, including the large central lobby area where the light comes directly from the glass skylights of the flybridge.
Instead of stairs, the main deck is accessed via continuous side corridors. There is also a unique transition space between the exterior and interior which resembles a winter garden with a transparent window and skylights placed on the ceiling.
Furthermore, there are a large conversation area and dining area for 12 guests directly connected to the modern galley. In the bow, guests will find the owner’s suite and a VIP cabin with exclusive access to a private gym.
The accommodations include a 6-cabin layout. Four of the cabins are located on the lower deck, which could be accessed through an elevator or a convenient side door in the lobby. The bow area on this bridge is for the crew and includes the crew mess as well as space for their accommodations.
Aft, still on the lower deck, the floodable garage offers accommodation for a 10-metre tender. The aft area, thanks to two side doors, can be transformed into a huge beach club with a gym or a pool area if the tender is launched. Behind the beach is a generous wellness area that includes a sauna, hammam, and dedicated services.
Going up on the upper deck, in line with the aquarium located on the main deck, guests will find the swimming pool with a sunbathing and dining area, including a bar. Inside, there is a full-width cinema room and the wheelhouse with the captain’s cabin.
Finally, a second swimming pool is located on the sun deck with a large sunbathing area and a shaded conversation area near the roll bar. A helipad for touch-and-go landings as well as a garage area for a 5.4-metre rescue tender and two jets are also available.
For the moment, the yard is uncertain, what the V-Line engines will be. Like a year ago, the Baglietto announced they were working on several possible options, including a hybrid one.
Gulf Craft's production is continued at both its facilities in the UAE and the Maldives.Shipyard comments that it is taking all of the precautionary measures necessary in terms of physical distancing and hygiene requirements to ensure the safety of employees, visitors and contractors such as disinfection, tests and daily health checks. Mostly, the majority of administrative staff are working from home.Monaco Marine announced the temporary closure of their shipyards since March 19, 2020. This includes the shutdown of certain subcontractors and suppliers and closure of ports. In spite of this, the management teams will remain operational to answer clients’ concerns.
April 2, 2020
German design studio Beiderbeck Designs relieved the 65-meter explorer superyacht concept.The design studio was founded in the 1990s by its eponym Jörg Beiderbeck. In 2010 Immo Lüdeling and Tim Ulrich took over the studio as owner and the team now includes 8 designers, interior designers and engineers.The five-deck explorer concept is fully SOLAS certified and features a diesel-electric propulsion system. Key features include “outstanding sea-going, stability and manoeuvring characteristics.”Accommodation onboard has the owner's deck (the master cabin with a large saloon and bathroom), two lounges and a private terrace, six double guest cabins, a saloon large enough to accommodate 12 people and an alfresco lounge area also four single cabins and two twins on the main deck, gym, spa, galley and pantry. Crew accommodation comprises nine twin cabins for a staff of 18. The 65m explorer has a helipad and hangar, car garage and storage for three tenders.Other technical details include a 14-metre beam, draught of 4.2 metres and a top speed of 12.8 knots.
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Turkish yard Mengi Yay shares an update on the 42.5m sailing yacht L'Aquila II, which is approaching to the end of hull construction.The builder says its production capabilities were reduced by 30% due to the safety measures because of COVID-19.Key features of L'Aquila II include a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with naval architecture and an exterior design by Ginton Naval Architects and interiors by BTA Design.Accommodation will be for up to 10 guests in five cabins, with a further three cabins sleeping up to six crew members.Technical characteristics include 911hp Yanmar engine with a maximum speed of 14.6 knots and a cruising speed of 13.5 knots. The sailing yacht will have a beam of nine metres and a four-metre draft.Her construction is set to take 24 months with the delivery planned for 2021.
April 2, 2020
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