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1841: Pietro Baglietto, founder of the same name shipyard, is born in Varazze in 1841.
Nicknamed “Muntagnin”, in 1854 he establishes his shipyard in a shed a hundred metres from the sea where he begins building small fishing boats and dinghies and soon... Read more
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1841: Pietro Baglietto, founder of the same name shipyard, is born in Varazze in 1841.
Nicknamed “Muntagnin”, in 1854 he establishes his shipyard in a shed a hundred metres from the sea where he begins building small fishing boats and dinghies and soon enteprises into yachting, starting on the construction of pleasure craft.
The first racing boat is the cutter Rosy, measuring 7.50 metres, built for Lord Giuseppe Ponza of San Martino. In 1888 the Barchetta is built, commissioned by a group of important Genoese and presented as a gift to Pope Leo XIII to mark his sacerdotal jubilee. It was followed by the unbeatable jolly boats, Ora and Sempre.
But Pietro yearns for more, and is attracted by the call of the great races in France, England and America.
1881: The first Baglietto shipyard is still a courtyard, with a surface area of 200 m2 situated within a Varazze residence, far from the shore. It is not until 1890 that Pietro Baglietto opens his first shore-based business, marking a new era of intense work and prosperity. The first boat clubs are established in the same period with boat lovers eagerly vying for Baglietto craft.
In 1891, Henry Cassinelli entrusts Pietro with modifications to a renowned racing yacht, the Miss Mary that is transformed into a champion craft.
The Wasp breaks every record in 1894.
The last ten years of the 1800s witness Pietro’s signature on craft that pass into the annals of history: the Ry, Mignon, Febo, Eolo, Cisco, Nibbio, Furia, Baby, Nemo and Elena.
1906: The beginning of the 1900s sees the appearance of the first "automotive boats" as the first motor boats are known. Pietro immediately shows interest in this innovation and launches his first motor craft. In 1906 he achieves a new record: the Baglietto shipyard launches the largest combustion engine cruising yacht with auxiliary sail ever seen in Italy since then: The Giuseppina measures 22.60 m in length and weights 33 tonnes.
Pietro Baglietto dies in 1911 and the management of the shipyard is taken over by his son, Bernardo.
1915: During this period Baglietto shipyards are principally engaged in the building of government commissioned boats: MAS (Motobarca Armata SVAN-armoured boats) and seaplanes. The armoured torpedo boat or the anti-submarine motor boat, better known by the acronym MAS, was a small and fast craft used as a means of attack by the Royal Marines during WWI and WWII. The deployment motorboat weighted 20-30 tonnes, accommodating around ten crew and weaponry consisting of two torpedoes and depth charges. These were used both as anti-submarine patrol vessels and as insidious attack craft against the Austrian fleet, depending as to how they were equipped.
The incomparable poet, Gabriele d'Annunzio, an admirer of the audacity of these vessels, used the abbreviation MAS for his motto: Memento Audere Semper.
1923: WWI is over and for Baglietto the post-war period signals the return to construction of pleasure craft with a clientele including renowned lovers of yachts and motorboats such as: Virginie Hèriot; the King of Spain, Alfonso XIII; Guglielmo Marconi and the Crown Price at the time, Umberto II.
These years are above all marked by the involvement of the shipyard in sporting events. The list of success stories in the most prestigious European and overseas competitions is never-ending.
1923 sees the victory of Baglietto I in Monaco, with the craft winning the speed record in its category and a second record; in fact it is the first Italian craft to hold a world record.
1929: Vincenzo Vittorio Baglietto, graduates in naval engineering in Glasgow after the end of WWI and returns home to take on the role of the new designer for the shipyards.
He designs the first 12 metre yacht built in Italy: La Spina.
Along with the elegant lines of the hull that herald an excellent cruiser, La Spina is also equipped with an extremely comfortable interior including a reception room, a main and a guest cabin, an officer’s mess, a kitchen, a toilet, equipment storage areas, etc.
It is not until 1985 that we see the docks occupied by another 12 metre yacht, the Italia I designed by Giorgetti and Magrini for the America’s Cup held in Australia in 1987.
1930: The photographic records of the shipyard witnesses how since the 1929 Baglietto took part in the most important national and international exhibitions.
In Barcelona in 1929, the shipyard presents one of the motorboats that brought it to fame in the early years. These are small pleasure crafts that today are a touch amusing, but that at the time were already considered luxury objects. The Fiera Campionaria of Milan, was at that time considered an extremely important event for the Italian industry. Baglietto by the beginning of the 1930s had already carved out a very important, almost dominant, role for itself in the pleasure craft sector, exhibiting both small and large yachts and motorboats. So much that could enumerate names of the great Italian industry among his/her clients and estimators as well as leading politicians. A long and important history and a tradition that stretches back in time.
1933: Gabriele d’Annunzio, poet and soldier, was a highly imaginative man who defies description and who lived life intensely. He loved the women, the luxury and the audacious enterprises. Its fixed idea was to go over: over the normal one, over the limit. He was an enthusiastic pioneer of all motor sports. Engines mean speed and the poet worshipped it.
In “L’Alcione”(The Halcyon) he celebrated speed in this poem:
“Rapidity, rapidity, most joyful
triumph over the grievous burden, aerial fever,
thirst for the wind and all splendour,
spirit accumulated in a mass of bones,
Rapidity, first to be born
from the strung bow which people know as Life!”
His passion for motorboats and his extensive knowledge of Baglietto lead him to turn to the company for the construction of his own boat.
1948: Caroly: a name that takes us back to 1948, when Riccardo Preve dedicates his new boat to his beloved Carolina Preve from Alassio.
Caroly: is a yawl designed by Vittorio Baglietto, 23.66 metres in length and weights 54 tonnes, it is made from valuable teak, iroko and mahogany. As soon as it is launched, it departs for a crossing of the Atlantic, achieved in less than four months.
Only in 1956 does Riccardo Preve return to Genoa with the craft, passing via New York. After his death in 1983, the yawl is donated by his children to the Italian Navy. 25 years on the Caroly, as the Vespucci, Palinuro, Stella Polare and Corsaro II are part of the sailing fleet used for training purposes by the Italian Navy; skippered by 27 officers, it has travelled 54,000 miles and visited 435 national and international ports.
59 years have passed since its launch and it is still in excellent condition.
1951: At the helm in the post-war period we see Pietro Baglietto, who follows in the wake of his grandfather and uncle as designer, and his cousin, Gianpietro, managing the sales division, occupying the presidency of the Unione Nazionale Cantieri e Industrie Nautiche e Affini from 1969 to 1977.
Pietro Baglietto junior designs his first important craft in 1951. It is a Class III RORC (Royal Ocean Racing Club), called Lanzerota that stands out for its extreme lightness and the ahead-of-its-time modern design.
It is in the 1950s and the 1960s that the shipyards take up the threads of a highly successful sporting tradition with the construction of various 5.5 metre S.I.s. The honours roll in thick and fast: Twins VI triumphs in the Italian Cup in Helsinki (1953) and in Genoa (1954), the Twins VII is victorious in Sweden at Sandhamn, its first Italian success is the Gold Cup in 1955 followed the next year by the French Cup, in Geneva. The Voloira III, designed by Ray Hunt in 1964, concludes the series.
1960: WWII is over, and not without difficulties, Baglietto partially reconverts its production, sailing ahead with the construction of racing and pleasure craft, fruit of the transformation of military craft. Of particular note is the Caroly yacht with auxiliary motor designed by Riccardo Preve that in 1948-1949 competes in the Genoa-Buenos Aires regatta and the Class I RORC yachts, Miranda IV, Mait I, Ea (“Nastro Azzurro” Mediterranean in 1953 and 1956) and Mait II, the last mainsail yacht built by Baglietto (1956). In 1960 Olympics it won in its class (Naples Cannes Ischia – 360 miles).
1963: “We were the first. We will remain the best”
It was 1963, in the early years of the Salone Nautico, Genoa, and Baglietto had earned the right to introduce itself to visitors with these words!
A genuine and to the point expression that reflected the healthy pride of a shipyard that had continued to grow over the years, and was experiencing well merited success, building upon the technological progress matured during WWII that had made it even more of a leading player not only in the nautical industry.
In the early 1960s Baglietto took part in many trade fairs, starting with the first Salone Nautico in Genoa, at a time when this was only a small exhibition and the entrance price was just 250 italian lire!
1967: The invention of marine plywood allowed for the application of new construction techniques, including the prefabrication of interiors.
The hulls of the engineer Pietro Baglietto meant even more brilliant performance. The “M” series consisting of 5 models introduced innovation in design and structure that would change the shape of the motor yacht forever. The appearance of the FLYING BRIDGE was a sensational breakthrough, an intelligent exploitation of the roof of the superstructure. In total 196 craft were built in the “ M” series, with 72 versions of the only 20M model.
1974: Within the Seventies, begins the era of aluminium, which will distinguish Baglietto production from that moment on.
Other cutting-edge solutions were used along with aluminium in the quest for breathtaking performance, such as the hydrojet propulsion of the Chato, allowing a 25 metre motor yacht to reach speeds of 62.5 knots.
1987: The beginning of the 1980s represents another achievement for Baglietto with the construction of the first modern mega yacht in the sailing history.
The Adler designed by Alberto Mercati was in fact the first modern mega yacht in the contemporary sense of the word.
35 metres in length and hydrojet propelled, it could reach a maximum speed of 36 knots.
1991: The Maffy Blue made entirely from aluminium is launched in 1991. With the design of this craft, Aldo Cichero, a long standing employee of the shipyard, introduces a radical stylistic change in the evolution of the Fast yachts mega yacht. 33 in length in all, with a maximum speed of 30 knots, the Maffy Blue combines a trend-setting design with a luxurious interior to set a new industry standard. The definite and defined design of the Maffy Blue is also adapted to more restrained sizes. The Alba, 30 m overall and made entirely of aluminium, is launched two years after the Maffy Blue. This stylistic decision sees the beginning of the "series” concept that will be developed in modern production.
1994: A further entirely innovative construction marks this point in the history of Baglietto. The Opus, is created by Francesco Paszkowski, the benchmark designer for the Baglietto line. The first large open sport class yacht of 29 metres, it could travel at speeds of up to 40 knots. The Baglietto and Paszkowski partnership resulting in the creation of Blue Princess and Ischia 115 is recognised by Boat International with awards for best designer and best boat for 2006.
1996: With the acquisition of the former ( intesa come precedente) Ferrari shipyards in La Spezia, Baglietto enters into a new, dynamic phase, enormously increasing its production capacity to include displacement models that have already become the benchmark for the sector, as the gliders have always been.
Custom made: Emotions are the foundations for our projects.
The result of our work is always shaped by the requirements of the owner: we make dreams come true.
Every Baglietto craft is the haven and the reflection of the true spirit of the owner taking him far away from daily stress. The creation of interiors is a little like dressing a body, or rather that of the owner.
Technology: We combine the story of a glorious past that is forever being updated with the most sophisticated technological innovation and unrivalled comfort.
Our challenge is to combine design precision, research and cutting-edge solutions.
The yacht interiors reflect the most sophisticated research breakthroughs in the fields of material, electronics, with the very latest technology for on board entertainment. The studies, research, and our know-how are a guarantee for our owners of the highest quality and the most accurate construction standards.
Performance: The achievement of breath-taking performance is the distinctive characteristic of our boats.
Cutting-edge technological solutions, research into innovative materials and our know-how are the resources upon which we base our relentless quest for improvement, always working to achieve even more inspiring results.
This is a part of our DNA. At the beginning of the 1980s Baglietto developed the first high performance aluminium mega yacht that was able to exceed maximum speeds of 36 knots.
At the beginning of the 1990s Varazze then launched the Opus, the first large open sporting yacht measuring around 29 metres that could travel at 40 knots.
Today and tomorrow, we continue to push ourselves.
Design: We create innovative and highly technological jewels, often with a futuristic design, which preserves our craftsmanship, like great couturiers.
The design of a boat is not restricted by concerns over the reproduction of a particular aspect, we never let ourselves believe that a given result is unachievable, our world knows of no limits to creative capacity. We work in absolute freedom without being restricted by the problems of mass production.
Glamour: We make dreams come true; the dreams of our owners.
We make dream yachts that offer moments of relaxation and the chance to get away from it all for those who recognise the true luxury of a Baglietto craft.
We create glamorous and unique works that emerge as masterpieces: created especially for their owner.