Unveiled at the 41stCannes Yachting Festival, the superyacht sold the day the fair opened. Baglietto’s most recent creation stood out instantly at the nautical show due to her elegance, size and contemporary restraint
by Mariateresa Campolongo, photo by Federico Ferretti and Maurizio Paradisi
Baglietto 48m T-Line Silver Fox epitomises Italian manufacturing excellence, with unparalleled aesthetic appeal and a long tradition behind her, recalling in each and every detail the identity of a shipbuilder with a history that goes back over 160 years. The 48-metre yacht, the younger sister ship of MY Andiamo, has a steel displacement hull with aluminium superstructure and a Gross Tonnage of below 500.
The exterior of both superyachts was designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design and, at first sight, they differ only in the colour chosen for the hull: white for Andiamo, silver, as you might expect from the name, for Silver Fox. This time the interior has been developed by the Interior Design Department of the shipyard, in collaboration with the Monaco-based studio Boutsen Design, and is completely different from MY Andiamoin both design and style.
The layout is traditional, with four guest cabins on the lower deck and a full-width owner cabin on the main deck. Entering the main deck from the stern and walking past the standard cockpit, which features a large sofa and various chairs, you reach an indoor- and outdoor-facing bar area.
The first thing that strikes you on board Silver Fox is the welcoming, brightly-lit atmosphere. This is undoubtedly in part thanks to the large, full-height windows, which are increasingly popular on yachts of this type, making them look like real luxury villas, but it also stems from the hues and materials chosen to decorate the spaces.
The colour palette is based on a contrast between white, used predominantly for the bulkheads, ceilings, sofas and carpet, and the brown of the Italian and black walnut used for the cabin planking and to accentuate certain details on vertical surfaces. All of this is then enhanced by a few splashes of colour, gold objects, bronzed brass and works by the artists Arcangelo, Barnils, Velez and Shafik from the Marcorossi gallery in Pietrasanta. The design of the interior is restrained, yet highly elegant and refined.
As well as the colours and materials, the interiors stand out for the linear design of the surfaces and the slanting stylistic details that help to give personality to the bulkheads, furniture and carpets. The sitting area is separated from the dining area by an original wall, inlaid with fabric and steel and a mirrored section, which increases the feeling of space inside. A large television is also incorporated within the bulkhead. Various standard sofas by Flexform have been chosen for the living room, while the 12-seater marble and steel dining table is bespoke, designed especially for the owner.
Heading towards the bow on the starboard side, past the lobby with its large, square central staircase, you enter the owner suite – a walk-in closet and an office, followed by a full-width cabin. The abundant natural light brings out the colours and allows you to appreciate all the details. The planking is covered with a dove grey carpet with darker, contrasting oblique lines, recalling the hues used for the furnishings, while the upright surfaces of the bookcase are also slanted.
The Zimmer-Rohde wallpaper matches the Dedar Hermès collection headboard perfectly, while the bedding and towels were supplied by Michela Nicoli. Ahead, the double bathroom with central shower combines neutral colours, soft-touch fabrics and natural essential oils to create a sensation of restrained elegance.
The galley, dedicated to fine cuisine, is located amidships, with a large central island and direct access to the refrigerating rooms. The crew’s dinette is joined to the galley and connected directly to the lower deck by a separate, dedicated staircase. The lower deck hosts the sleeping quarters for guests and crew. The two twin VIP cabins and two guest rooms, with two single beds and a third fold-out bed, are in the same style as the owner’s cabin. There are four double cabins, all with ensuites, for the crew, whose quarters are at the bow end of the lower deck.
Particular thought has been given to the technical areas used for storage, an essential consideration for long, transatlantic crossings, including a laundry room and a space specifically designed for holding luggage. The layout of this deck is markedly different from MY Andiamo. The tender is no longer located in a garage aft of the engine room; instead this area is used for a large, 47 m² beach club, featuring a sitting area with bar and sofas that allows you to relax within touching distance of the sea or stay in shape in the gym area, equipped with the Technogym Personal collection. The central lobby on the main deck also leads to the dashboard with integrated steering gear supplied by Telemar, including navigation systems normally seen on aircraft.
As with MY Andiamo, on this 48-metre yacht the navigation and management system commands appear together on a single foil panel, connected to a twin PLC system via optical fibre. Another important addition to ensure comfort onboard is the satellite internet communication system, which ensures connectivity in all sailing conditions thanks to a sophisticated pointing system.
Behind the steering gear is the Captain’s cabin and the radio room. Aft of these rooms is a cinema with a large, 65-inch TV in the centre, where, once again, the full-height windows at the side ensure the perfect balance between the indoor and outdoor spaces. The outdoor area has a dining table, which seats 12, a bar and sofas. The sundeck offers 140 m² of space dedicated entirely to relaxation, good company and enjoying being outdoors. At the stern is a large infinity swimming pool with sunbeds and a panoramic view over the sea.
The colours used on the surfaces match those of the boat’s interior: natural hues for the wood and white, gold and dove grey tiles. There is a dining area at the centre of the sundeck, and a large sunbathing area at the bow. Silver Fox boasts an impressive 350 m² of usable space. It is equipped with two Caterpillar 3512 DITA-SCAC engines, which can reach a maximum speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.
The superyacht is in the highest Lloyd’s Register of Shipping class. A new 48-metre yacht, a twin of the Baglietto 48-metre T-Line, is already on sale, planned for release in 2020 – further proof of the value of this superyacht, built on a hull that has shown impressive stability and efficiency over time, and with a design that manages to combine spacious interiors, large outdoor areas and a sophisticated style.
AGLIETTO 48m T-Line
Naval Architecture and engineering: Baglietto Spa
Exterior design: Francesco Paszkowski
Interior design: Baglietto Spa
Hull: Full displacement, twin propeller Motor Yacht • LOA 47.60m • Beam 9.50m • Draft 2.50m • Half load displacement approx.: 250 ton • Fuel tank volume: 41,000 l • Water tank volume: 5,800 l • International gross tonnage: 378 GRT • Guests: up to 10 • Crew: 7 • Hull building material: High tensile steel Superstructure building material: Aluminium • Main propulsion: 2 CAT 3512 C DITA-SC AC2 •Maximum speed: 31 Kn – Max power: 2 x 1,678 kW (2,250 bhp) at 1,800 rpm •Generators: 2 x 150 kW, 400 / 230V 3 phase • Active fin Stabilizers: Anti-roll stabilization system underway and at anchor
Viale San Bartolomeo 414
I – 19126 La Spezia, Italy
+39 0187 59831
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(BAGLIETTO 48m T-Line, flying the flagfor Iitalian manufacturing – Aprile 2019)