It’s fair to say that Baglietto knows a thing or two about creating yachts. The journey started out in Varazze back in 1854, where Pietro Baglietto would build small boats for the local fisherman in his backyard. His prowess in fashioning wood soon lead him to turning his skills to the leisure sector, where in 1888, he built a boat for Pope Leone XIII. Pietro was to move onto huge (for the day) motor cruisers, culminating in the launch of Giuseppina in 1906, all 22.6-metres of her. Since then, the shipyard has produced hydrofoils, flying boats, airships, racing boats, military vessels and one of the first modern superyachts, the 44.82-metre Al Fahedi, designed by Giovanni Zuccon and moored in Dubai’s Deira.
These days, Baglietto still produce military and coast guard vessels, but it’s the shipyard’s superyachts that really get the attention, with the 48-metre Andiamo being a classic example of Italian custom craftsmanship.
Andiamo (which translates as Let’s go!) was based on Baglietto’s 46-metre project that was introduced several years ago. At the time Andiamo’s Mexican Owner loved the concept, but it still couldn’t completely satisfy his wishes; mainly the importance of having six-guest cabins on board. That is why the 46-metre quite literally grew by 2-metres, along with a number of new solutions and in the process, created the new T-series.
Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini were invited to implement the new 48-metre’s design, with Paszkowski’s long track record with Baglietto meaning he could easily collaborate with the shipyard’s engineering teams to rework the exterior and interior designs in accordance with the Owner’s new wishes – all the while retaining the original style and sophistication.
Classic elegance with a modern style define Andiamo’s lines, with her displacement hull riding the waves with a confident posture. Slick, dark glazing cuts through the hull leading the eye aft, creating a feeling of speed and movement. To add to Andiamo’s stance, the radar tower is also black, which visually lowers her
The steel hull is built in accordance with the highest standards of Lloyd’s Register of Shipping and meets all the requirements of the MCA for a yacht under 500 Gross Tonnes. A pair of MTU 12V4000 M63 engines, each with 2,000 horsepower, can propel the superyacht up to a maximum of 16 knots, with a cruise speed of 12 knots, providing a range of 4500 nautical miles.
Long passages are easy on the captain, as the wheelhouse’s reverse rake windscreen greatly expands the range of view, with the overhang acting as a natural sunscreen. This style is typical of transatlantic-range ships, but is now becoming popular with superyachts, adding an aggressive element to the superstructure styling. Inside, a modern Telemar integrated bridge and navigation system display’s all the superyachts functions on four, large multifunction screens, making for a modern wheelhouse and an all round safer vessel.
In addition, the designers did their best to ensure that Andiamo’s beam of 9.5 metres was used to the max. Here, huge open areas (which are largest in the class), allow guests to congregate in comfort throughout the yacht, with interior spaces significantly expanded. There’s more than 340 m2 of space allocated for guest zones, and about 100 m2 for the crew area, that’s some serious entertainment/working space.
Andiamo is definitely a superyacht that was built to share, with spaces galore for entertaining and relaxing. Aft is the beach club, which courtesy of the fold-down garage door creates a substantial platform which extends the beach club out into the ocean. This area is superbly equipped with sun loungers, loose furniture, a bar and a shower, all just a few feet from the water.
Immediately behind the beach club is the full-beam garage. This houses a 6-metre tender, which is launched through the starboard, side door. Two jet skis and an additional tender are housed on the main deck at the bow.
As soon as you step on board, a feeling of calm and safety immediately comes over you. Here in the cockpit, there are no hard edges, just soft, semicircular forms, with rounded edges in all the pieces of furniture and décor. A C-shaped sofa sits around a round table, with curved sliding glass main salon and a spiral staircase winding its way to the upper decks.
Shoe’s off and we head into Andiamo’s main salon. Here, the space is divided between lounge and dining area, with a chest of drawers with a retractable TV panel splitting the zones. Light coloured textiles, bleached oak flooring and backlit Onyx panels create an exquisite background, with the glossy dark chocolate furniture made from ebony. This light and dark colourway creates a natural harmony with the sun’s rays reflecting off the glossy surfaces creating flashes of warm light.
The Owner’s suite is located at the bow of the main deck and includes a dressing room, office, bedroom, plus two bathrooms with a shower and a Turkish bath. Dark ebony wood is used throughout and was used to create the doors, furniture, bookshelf and even the bed’s headboard. In combination with light onyx, leather and warm shades of suede, the interior turned out to be very peaceful place. Also, all textiles, including the decorative pillows, bedspreads and carpet – echo the colourway of the interior, enhancing the calming dominance of light shades.
A spiral staircase leads down to the lower decks, which itself is an artistic piece, looking like the vanes of a jet engine when viewed from above. Here steel handrails and the central column are polished to a deep luster, with natural leather steps emphasising its luxury appeal.
At the bottom of the staircase are the five guest cabins, which is unusual, but if that’s what the Owner wants, that’s what he gets. Down here we have two single cabins, with three more double cabins, two of which are VIP, all of which have their own Calacatta marble bathrooms.
In order to make it possible to accommodate 10 guests on the lower deck, all the crew’s technical systems had to be transferred to the main deck, leaving only the cabins for eight crewmembers at the lower level. The galley and dining room, food storage rooms and laundry are all arranged on the main deck, along with separate corridors and stairs for the crew.
A dumbwaiter is used to deliver food to the upper decks, with the bridge deck also featuring an al fresco dining room, along with a cinema room. Here a huge C-shaped sofa surrounds the TV panel, with the ivory ceiling contrasting perfectly with the dark ebony wall panels and floor. Decorative metal installations add mood to the room, with port and starboard balconies opening up the cinema room to the elements.
The cinema deck’s terrace are very impressive, but if you really want to enjoy the open air, then head up the port side stairs to the sun deck, all 140m2 of it. Up here, it’s enjoyment all the way, with a huge 2200 litre pool with waterfall taking centre stage. Not only does this look mighty impressive, but also the sound of water flowing down the glass creates a calming atmosphere, ideal for taking advantage of the sundeck’s sun loungers.
A central bar with icemaker, grill and fridge services the 10 seater dining table as well as the two loose tables. Forward is a large C-shaped sofa, with a huge sunpad finishing off Andiamo’s most relaxing area in style.
|BAGLIETTO ANDIAMO SPECIFICATIONS|
|Max Beam:||9.50 m|
|Half load displacement:||430 t|
|Fuel capacity:||80,000 ltr|
|Fresh water capacity:||19,000 ltr|
|Exterior design:||F. Paszowskis|
|Interior design:||F. Paszowski, Baglietto S.p.A|
|Hull and engineering:||Baglietto S.p.A|
|Hull type:||Full displacement|
|Main engines:||2x MTU 12V4000M63|
|Maximum power:||2,012 bhp at 1,800 rpm|
|Maximum speed:||16 knots|
|Cruising speed:||12 knots|
|Range at cruising speed:||4,500 nm|
|Gross tonnage:||Under 500 GRT|
|Generators:||Twin 150 kW, 400/230V 3 phase|
|Active fin Stabilizers:||Anti-roll stabilisation system underway and at anchor|
|Class:||Lloyd’s Register, Unrestricted Navigation MCA LY3 Compliant|
Great volumes and livability are family traits of the Baglietto brand with Andiamo excelling at both elements. Coming out of the La Spezia shipyard with natural style and sophistication, she’s built to impress with beautiful wood, leather and metal detailing combined with soft textile to make a truly cosseting superyacht.