The sea trial was pubblished on Superyacht 48 – Winter 2016
Pachamama is the first yacht built by the new Baglietto run by Gruppo Gavio with Beniamino Gavio at the helm
The interiors are to be comfortably large and bright with natural light; these being the guidelines for this 43 metre motor yacht which is the first of the new “Fast” series designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design,who’s held in high regard chez Baglietto for his precious work concerning the interiors with Margherita Casprini and the exteriors. In fact her much appreciated elegant and sophisticated design work has been rewarded with her initials appearing with the Baglietto-Paszkowski team’s – certainly an added value – Baglietto as always handled all of the naval engineering involved, delivering a high quality aluminium hull with an all aluminium superstructure since alloys are lighter than steel , so as to guarantee a cruising speed of 28 knots and a top one of 33.
The source of inspiration for this yacht was in the main, the elegant silhouettes of several aluminium planing yachts which made the brand famous worldwide. The external lines of this Baglietto 43 Fast are truly dynamic and fit in perfectly with the yard’s reputed grit.
Another outstanding feature which adds plenty of character is the superstructure which being compact and elegantly low increases wind piercing capacity.
Superyachts generally represent happy carefree moments which their owners happily enjoy. Sometimes the initial design work clearly conveys this and is the very reason for which the yacht is commissioned in the first place. Pachamama is absolutely one of these. The same feeling is often shared, not only by the owner’s family but by the crew as well. In actual fact aboard of Pachamama the crew becomes part of the family. The crew mess for example is situated forward of the main deck and the positioning of it is not only unusual for a 43 metre such as this one. It is beyond any norm for whatever sized yacht. But it was a specific choice wanted by the owner – to allow crew and guests to socialize easily – and for him and his sons because they enjoy sitting there. The design project foresees the same thing in a welcoming shade of solid teak veneer lining for every area in which to relax on board.
The owner’s family also likes to see what’s brewing in the galley and the passageway between galley and dining area makes this easier. An artful panel closes the passage off accordingly, but more so if the chef wants to come up with a surprise dish! So as to underscore the importance paid to the crew’s well being, the galley sports two sky lights and a lateral door that opens directly out on deck to make it easier to bring in supplies.
The Baglietto 43m Fast privileges ‘outdoor’ living in the open to maximize contact with the surroundings when underway and when lying to an anchor. To this effect the stern area of the main deck is in fact a large teak lined terrace overlooking the sea, with more than plenty of room for a large dining table and a fully equipped sun bathing area.
Often enough captains and helmsmen prefer to steer out from the upper deck but the sheer sense of space which Pachamama’s helm controls station conveys is absolutely innovative on a yacht. It is inspired by sports cars which makes it very attractive for a work station. Two large sofas are situated there as well from which to observe what is going on and thanks to these, guests are also invited to sit there. Furthermore even if it is difficult to spot at a glance there’s a television set placed above one of the sofas. This is for the owner’s sons Play Station. Latest generation entertainment equipment has been supplied and installed by TeamItalia and Videoworks onto Samsung Curve television screens.
The engine room which houses a pair of MTU 12V400 M93L, 3,440 KW engines delivering a range of 1,000 nm with 41,000 litres of fuel which this yacht can carry, also offers innovative solutions. The yacht is RINA classified and MCA compliant.
In spite of the socialising spirit which links guests and crew areas, Pachamama can also offer several exclusive private spaces namely a bar with lovely skylights directly above as you enter the cockpit area. This area can double as part of the stern deck by closing the curtains where it meets the main living room and by leaving the doors astern of the deck open.
There are five double cabins below including the owners. Some owners will be surprised to see the master suite placed below decks, but the yacht’s size and features fully justify this choice. This latter master cabin extends full beam across the stern and stands out for its sheer size and for the vast window like ports which provide plenty of natural light within.
The bathrooms are also very large with separate water closets and dressing rooms. An elegant and soft atmosphere permeates each guest cabin of which there are four. One is a VIP cabin with a double bed, and the remaining three are furnished with single beds. Untreated teak and veneer lining generate a “chessboard” effect both vertically and horizontally, in an alternating pattern between the shiny gloss of the bulkheads and ceiling panels with stitched dark brown leather inserts along their perimeters which further embellish each cabin. Every piece of furniture and decorative element features soft rounded shapes which convey a softer atmosphere.
The main deck is entirely dedicated to host convivial moments where the stern cockpit is furnished with an innovative curtaining system which can shut off the area from sunlight and create a sense of privacy.
Two skylights opening onto the flybridge above normally provide plenty of natural light below into the main living room while generous floor to ceiling window like glazed panels guarantee plenty of light to the lounge area. This area too, sports untreated and polished teak, while the furniture set along the sides in the main living room area is topped with limestone.
The dining room is separated from the main technical area placed amidships and runs full beam across. This was conceived as a large ideal area thanks also to the continuity there is between the nearby galley and pantry which can be seen accordingly from the dining room when a mobile bulkhead is removed to create a less formal more convivial open space feeling as we can find in a country kitchen area. In the bow area of the same deck there’s another lounge area and a wonderful sunbathing one looking out onto the surrounding panorama and further forward right in the bow there’s a heated hydro-massage tub with warm water.
The fly-bridge with its 75 square metres offers plenty of space for tan fans in the stern area, a lounge in the middle and an al fresco dining one near the turret.
Cantalupi designed and installed all the electrical system, automation system and personalised remotes while Cantalupi Lighting set up all the lighting as well as a new line of navigation lights.
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by Giuseppe Seregni
The sea trial was pubblished on Superyacht 48 – Winter 2016