Italian La Spezia-based yard Baglietto has presented its new 40-metre yacht project Abaco. The vessel was signed by Maria Magnolfi during the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Ideal for sailing in shallow waters, Abaco is the perfect vessel to enjoy the warm crystal waters of the Bahamas, from which she takes her name. The Abaco project is a tribute the Italian shipyard and designers wanted to make to the people of one of the islands most affected by Hurricane Dorian. Baglietto, as part of a humanitarian initiative, will give a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the first project to the reconstruction of the Abaco island.
Innovative, modern, and robust lines, open spaces, and the proximity to the sea, as well as generous volumes for the interior, are some of the main features of this yacht.
The main deck can boast over 120 square meters of outdoor spaces, harmoniously stretched towards the stern where the cockpit and the beach club join in a single space in direct contact with the sea. In this ample space, there is an infinity pool and a comfortable sunbathing area. Behind it, a conversation area can become, if necessary, a dining area for 16 guests.
Going forward, there is a real “winter garden” occupied by a bar and living space, which can be fully opened if required thanks to floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. The connection between the interior and exterior continues in the main saloon, which was designed with the same logic of opening both aft and in the large side windows. This extreme modularity makes it possible to get 150 square meters of outdoor spaces on a single bridge.
The owner’s suite has an office and a his and her bathrooms. The accommodation area is located in the lower deck, occupied by four large cabins. On the same deck, at the bow, the crew mess and crew area are found.
The upper deck, sundeck, and bow area add 170 square meters of open space, offering different areas for long conversations, gratifying lunch, or relaxation in the sun, satisfying every guest’s needs.
The interior design was created as a continuity of the exterior, using natural materials and bright tones such as teak, straw, raffia, linen, and tropical woods, which give an exotic touch, freshness, and elegance.
The yacht is equipped with a garage capable of accommodating a tender of 6 meters in length, and a forward garage that can fit a rescue tender or yacht toys.
The power will come from two CAT C32 ACERT D rate engines able to bring the boat to a maximum speed of 17.5 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. Alternatively, a hybrid solution is also envisioned.
Baglietto currently offers its customers a full range of products between 35 m and 65 m in length in the planning and displacement segments, plus the ‘tender’ line, with a 13 m and a 19 m MV model. Meanwhile, during the recent Monaco Yacht Show, the builder revealed the Francesco Paszkowski Design of its new 65-metre superyacht V-Line.
UP40 stands for “Utility Platform 40”, this superyacht is built on a 40 metre steel platform base for three different models according to the superstructure chosen by the owner. UP40 can be a motor yacht, crossover or sport explorer.The flexibility of the platform allows construction to begin on the hull before the owner has even decided the specific yacht configuration they would like. Delivery is scheduled for 2022.Sales manager Aldo Manna and Antonini Navi partner said: “This means that owners can personalise their superyacht when construction is already underway, and not only the interiors but also, and most importantly, the functional type. The result? Maximum flexibility of choice but shorter delivery times, because the hull design and construction have already been completed.”“It’s a complex choice requiring proven capability on the part of the engineering department, total synergy with a designer of exceptional experience and huge talent and, lastly, major investments in research and design, all of which Gruppo Antonini has in abundance,” they added.The project features a hull designed for maximum reliability and sea keeping, Designed by Fulvio de Simoni in collaboration with the in-house engineering team. The estimated range is 5,000 nautical miles at 10 knots, with a top speed of 14 knots and cruising speed of 12 knots.The interior layout has a variety of options for individual customisations, from the number and size of the cabins to the smallest décor details.
December 5, 2020
Van der Valk's third 29-metre compact explorer Venera captured undertaking sea trials in the North Sea
This 28.5 metre all-aluminium design was developed in collaboration with Guido de Groot Design, Diana Yacht Design and Ginton Naval Architects. The yacht hit a maximum speed of 21 knots on the trials in November. The yacht is now approaching delivery to its owners this upcoming Spring.It will have a sundeck that is entirely dedicated to leisure, with no flybridge helm station to get in the way of al fresco entertainment. Guests will be able to relax around a large dining table to port or on the compact L-shaped settee.The main deck aft will be fitted with a removable hardtop awning and a whirlpool tub flanked by sunpads. The area has an option to be converted to store a Jet Ski and many more water toys, which will be launched via a davit crane with a maximum lifting capacity of 800kg.This superyacht can accomodate up to ten guests split between five staterooms, including a main deck owner’s suite, two VIP doubles and two twin cabins, while the aft crew quarters is suitable for a staff of up to four people.Explorer will feature 1,650hp MAN V12 diesel engines for a top speed of 20 knots and comfortable cruising at 17 knots. The total fuel capacity of 22,000 litres should ensure a globetrotting cruising range.Credits: Van der Valk Shipyard
December 4, 2020
Alia Yachts stated that the owner asked for a "modern and fresh design" providing "comfort, space, luxury, privacy and stability at sea." The simplicity of the layout and amount of outdoor space was specifically asked by the owner. Key features of Project Al Waab II include a sub-500GT interior, focus on exterior spaces and semi-transparent sides, creating a wind protected area.This yacht can accommodate a total of 12 guests in six suites, including a two-tier master suite. The master cabin sits on the upper deck, provides wide-reaching ocean views, while the dressing room and bathroom sit on the main deck below.Glass plays a leading role in the design of Project Al Waab II, as the yacht features floor-to-ceiling windows and glass bulwarks.Çelik described the yacht as an "exciting project.""As it will be rated below the 500GT threshold, which is quite a challenge for a 55 metre yacht. We're also working hard to maintain an aggressive build schedule of just 24 months."The owner added: "I am very much looking forward to the yacht being completed and keenly await the day when I can experience life on board and travel the world with my family and friends."“I am very pleased to be part of this 55 metre yacht project and look forward to building it alongside Vripack and Alia Yachts shipyard,” Chief executive of SF Yachts Francesco Pitea previously said.
December 4, 2020
EXTRA Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, is pleased to announce the sale to an American customer of a new model: Extra X99. Innovation and uniqueness are the key factors for the success of this line, which is now enriched with a new 30-meter project. Extra X99 stems from the know-how of Palumbo Superyachts technical team and Guida Design who developed both exterior design and engineering. The interior is by Luca Dini Design & Architecture.Chief executive of Extra’s parent company Palumbo Superyachts, Giuseppe Palumbo, described the new model as "an evolution of the Extra X76 and Extra X86 models, the big sister Extra X99 is a combination of modernity, large volumes and comfort in the name of fun and sociability. All spaces have been optimized with smart and functional solutions. The technical team has studied every detail and the market has immediately given us a positive feedback also on this new project."The cockpit, with its 65 square metres, together with a transformer on the deck, provides also a large sundeck, a living area with two large C-shaped sofas, a dual-mode dining table and bar counter to make the most of conviviality at the astern galley (which has always been a distinctive feature of the EXTRA layout on the Extra X76 and Extra X86 models). In addition, two opening balconies have been integrated into this area.Other distinctive attributes of Extra X99 are the generously sized Jacuzzi located at the bow and the large fly bridge with a sizeable living area served by a table operated by an up-down mechanism and the sundeck.The integrated solar panels covering the ceiling of the hall generate green energy for utilities and lighting.The lower deck includes 1 VIP cabin forward and 2 large double cabins with twin beds, all with private bathrooms. Amidships, the full beam master cabin with bathroom, walk-in closet and sofa.Planing hull and superstructure in GRP with carbon reinforcements are combined with 2 MTU 2600hp and hydrojet propulsion pushing this model to a maximum speed of 34 knots.The 4-meter tender is housed in the garage positioned laterally on the starboard side.Delivery is due in 2022.More about EXTRA YachtsCreated to guarantee the owner a close contact with sea and nature, the EXTRA Yachts line is specialized in the development of yachts with a strong personality and distinctive luxury lines from 76' to 130' characterized by maximum liveability interior and exterior, reduced consumption and long range. Exploiting the advanced technical experience and world-class Italian craftsmanship typical of Palumbo Superyachts, EXTRA Yachts offers customers all the advantages of being part of a network that also includes: ISA Yachts, Columbus Yachts, Mondomarine and Palumbo SY dedicated to refit.
December 4, 2020
Italian shipyard Benetti announced that they are working on its 67-metre 1,200 GT Benetti project FB284. Benetti’s own engineers, architects and designers have worked together with exterior designer Giorgio M. Cassetta to achieve a functional and stylish superyacht. FB284 can accommodate up to 14 guests and 19 crew across six decks.Benetti FB284 was inspired by the platform used for yachts such as Metis, the 65-metre FB270 and FB274 as well as Project Fenestra. Superyacht's exterior styling has been planned to emphasise her length with continuous lines. The curve with the superstructure is broken by the bridge wings.The decor was chosen to be timeless with high-end materials such as Curly Maple woods, black Macassar Ebony with orange veining, Carrara White and black Saint Laurent marbles. The interior layout will have luxury areas such as an elegant main-deck saloon, an upper-deck owner’s suite with a private study and two bathrooms as well as beach club in the stern with a hammam and gym. The bridge deck will play role as a ‘party deck’ and have multiple outdoor lounge areas served by a large bar. The deck will be connected to the 90-square-metre sun deck and a Jacuzzi. Benetti Chief Commercial Officer Sebastiano Fanizza says: “If it’s true that buying a superyacht is an all-engrossing emotional experience, it’s impossible not to take account of the shipyard’s key role in supporting the owner in areas where rationality plays a more important role. It’s here that we make the difference, offering the design flexibility and construction standards that come from proven, long-term experience. This is the result achieved together with Giorgio M. Cassetta’s design for FB284, a ship that’s different and makes her owner feel “at home” by expressing strength in the form of extreme onboard liveability, becoming the perfect setting for memorable moments.” Credits: Benetti
December 3, 2020