on 17 Jun 2019
Based on the style of work boats and warships, this Italian-designed explorer yacht can be used year-round in any climate
The 43m Baglietto Explorer, designed by the Italian firm Santa Maria Magnolfi, was conceived with the aim of creating a real explorer yacht that provides maximum seaworthiness, comfort and safety in all sea conditions. The yacht was designed after a painstaking analysis of all the functional requirements needed to use the boat year-round, in any possible climate, and builds upon the stylistic heritage of different sectors: that of work boats, warships and, of course, the world of yachting.
The key word for this model is flexibility; in September the shipyard presented the project with a helipad for an owner who likes to enjoy fishing or sailing with a small boat. New ideas have been worked out to satisfy different requests.
The 58 m² upper deck is entirely reserved for the owner. Depending on the needs, access to the entrance salon may be open to everyone or be restricted to maintain an entirely private deck. The size of the master cabin is unrivalled for a yacht in this class. The glazed surfaces on three sides offer an impressive open view forward. This version hosts outside on this deck, besides the enlarged dining area for 12 people, a 28ft sportfishing boat as well as a 6m rescue tender. The area is extremely versatile, as it can be fitted out to host glamorous parties or, conversely, be furnished with very simple, functional furniture when the dinghies are in the water. A panoramic area with sofa and table has been placed in the bow area.
On the main deck, the large full-beam salon features an almost square layout and has ceiling-high windows on the bulwarks. The aft part has been completely redesigned in this version; moving the tenders up has made it possible to open the back space and get a very cosy conversation area under the shadow with a panoramic view and easy access to the sea thanks to a transformer system.
A winter garden (an area that is considered “outdoors” but is in fact enclosed by glazed surfaces and air conditioned) works as a filter between the salon and the aft area. Being in a low, barycentric position, the winter garden can also be used as a salon when cruising in bad weather conditions or as a TV room.
The interiors are characterised by large glazed surfaces letting in plenty of natural light and ensuring constant interaction with the outside environment and landscape. Vertical elements with metal finishes convey a sense of safety and sturdiness indoors too and contrast with the pleasant shades of natural materials. Italian marbles and exotic woods are combined with ancient Moroccan straw mats and Indian silk fabrics; the large display cabinets and the wide shelves have been specifically designed to showcase precious objects gathered from seas across the globe.
The lower deck offers four guests cabins. Aft there is a temperature- and humidity-controlled wine cellar and a cold room fully dedicated to fish storage. The utmost care has been devoted to the tiniest details throughout the yacht, always ensuring maximum onboard comfort.
The exteriors are modular and can therefore be adapted to different needs: the outdoor dining area on the upper deck can be closed on the sides by means of sliding glazed doors.
An external staircase reaches up to the sundeck, which is a real observation area, furnished with a sunbed area but featuring a much more minimal style, with polished flooring replacing teak, typical of ice breakers and work boats. On this deck stands a bridge house that has been designed using tubular elements inspired by the military world but featuring an elegant restyling and sophisticated finishes. The bridge house now works as a lifting platform, resulting in an observation point from which the owner and his guests can engage in whale-watching or simply enjoy the view.
Onboard, there are separate, dedicated routes and staircases for the guests and the crew across all decks. The crew can use three direct exits, one on a bulwark on the main deck, one forward in the anchor area, and one on the navigation bridge. On the latter, the spacious (36m²) deckhouse with indoor wings and a walk-around console is ideal for long-range cruises, also thanks to the glazed finish ensuring unmatched visibility and breathtaking views.
The crew quarters develop over two decks and feature several areas, such as a laundry, storage areas and cold rooms, allowing for the ability to cover long stretches at sea without intermediate calls.