Baglietto Wave is the name of the new course of the Shipyard: the organization changes, and a totally revised range arrives. Even better, two new units of 42 meters and 52 meters have been sold.
Baglietto is one of the historical names in boating, so it is with enthusiasm that we learn of a full steam restart for the La Spezia shipyard. The name that this new course has been given, a harbinger of several novelties, is Baglietto Wave, like a movement that pushes towards new seas.
It all starts (again) with the Gavio family, which acquired Baglietto in 2012. The decision taken at the end of 2020 is to merge the brand with CCN (formerly Cerri Cantieri Navali), another brand of the group, and thus make a long-term investment in the new company.
Baglietto Wave means new managers…
To carry out the ambitious goal will be Diego Michele Deprati, 57, in the role of CEO. A much experienced player in the sector, Deprati had already led Baglietto in the acquisition phase of 2012, and then managed the relaunch of the CCN brand. A natural choice, therefore, like a “revolution in the name of continuity”.
To side Deprati there will be a team of boating managers: Fabio Ermetto as Chief Commercial Officer, Luca Ghirlanda as Head of Operations and Guido Penco as Technical Director.
Penco is a naval engineer and university professor, with over 40 years of experience in the industry, 21 of which in Baglietto: all the Baglietto yachts of the last 20 years comes from his mind.
Among other tasks, he will be responsible for guiding the research and development department towards an eco-sustainable and green approach. Many new Baglietto models – even the most performing ones – will, in fact, feature hybrid engines as standard propulsion.
42yo Luca Ghirlanda, an engineer with experience in Benetti and Sanlorenzo, is appointed as production manager of the megayacht division. It will be part of his job to pursue the highest quality of the Baglietto products in every construction phase, respecting the deadlines and contractual deliveries.
Fabio Ermetto, 49, graduated in naval engineering in the Netherlands, then carried out important jobs both in Italy, as CCO of the Benetti shipyard where he worked for 10 years, and abroad, where for 7 years he held the position of Sales Director & Marketing for the Heesen shipyard. Since 2017 he has been CCO of Camper & Nicholsons.
Ermetto will have the task of developing the new range of products and placing Baglietto at the forefront of innovation and technology, respecting the tradition of the brand.
The historical designer of Baglietto, Francesco Paszkowski, who has been interpreting its soul and unmistakable style for more than 20 years, has been confirmed to accompany the yard.
… and also a new range in the Baglietto Wave …
Moving on to the new range of products, the plans envisaged in the Baglietto Wave include three product lines: a traditional displacement line, called TLine, and two ranges of fast and innovative boats (named Fast and Superfast).
The TLine range is made of steel and aluminum and includes models from 52m to 65m. The shipyard has already sold the first 52m unit and a second is in production, with delivery scheduled for spring 2023.
The Baglietto T52 comes from the tradition of the Shipyard, of which it takes up some stylistic features, to transfer it to a current context. A yacht under 500 gt with a completely redesigned bow and open stern with a beach club on three levels.
The large pool has a retractable closure, thanks to a floor that moves up & down, while the sky lounge on the upper deck can be opened on three sides with scrolling windows. At the bow, a retractable staircase directly connects the sun deck with the upper deck.
Baglietto T52 will feature standard hybrid propulsion that will allow a particularly efficient navigation mode to reduce fuel consumption and environmental impact: the range in diesel-electric mode will reach 7,600 miles, with 10 hours of batteries available at anchor.
Still, the two MTU 16V2000M86 engines will allow the T52 to reach 17 knots and have a range of 3,600 miles in conventional mode.
The aluminum Fast and Superfast lines include models from 40 meters to 50 meters. A 48-meter Fast model and a 50-meter Superfast – the latter with waterjet propulsion, both under 500 gt, are currently being studied at an advanced stage.
…and plenty of new models
Despite the pandemic, Baglietto launched four boats from 37 meters to 54 meters in the second half of 2020, all full-custom projects. And two other contracts have been signed: a 42-meter Fast in aluminum signed by Paszkowski and the first 52-meter TLine in steel and aluminum, both intended for European owners. It is perhaps appropriate to confirm that the Shipyard is riding the Baglietto Wave.