Italian shipyard Baglietto has revealed two further projects, at 41m and 38m, in its recently launched ‘V-Line’, designed by Hot Lab. Introduced to the market in early November, the new line is a mode of diversification, while strengthening the Baglietto brand for yachts up to 55m.
“We have put great efforts into research and project development over the last few years to define different platforms, [offering] a contemporary design and able to ensure maximum comfort and performance,” comments Baglietto CEO, Michele Gavino. “The partnership with Hot Lab Design is an example of our dedication”.
Following the shipyard’s research, the shipyard has identified three design elements that have been incorporated into both the yachts. Firstly, the tradition of the shipyard, by incorporating some of the distinctive elements that have appeared throughout Baglietto’s lifetime. Specifically, the shipyard refers to 35.6m motoryacht Adler delivered in 1987 and 46m motoryacht Al Fahedi, delivered in 1986, but also the more modern vertical bow found on the rest of the V-Line.
Secondly, both Hot Lab and Baglietto have called upon the world of architecture, with aspects such as the generous use of glass and lines which derive from the automotive industry, especially from the 1970s car, The Bertone designed by Stratos Zero.
In a recent column in issue 181 of The Superyacht Report, Gavino expressed that there is a case of homogenisation in the sub 500gt Italian superyacht market. “In order to stand out from other shipyards and not fall into soulless homogeneity, a shipyard should be extremely proactive in understanding the owner’s expectations in terms of what ingredients need to be mixed together, so as always to be able to best combine different elements and solutions.” This is the approach that the shipyard is taking with the new V-Line – one that is multifaceted in its research, yet different from current offerings in the market.
“Design limitations from the yard were very modest,” said Antonio Romano, partner at Hot Lab. “The result is a product that boasts modern and appealing lines, a yacht that oozes Italian style and wisely reinterprets the well-known character and personality of Baglietto.”