The Start of Baglietto
Pietro Baglietto started building small boats and dinghies in a vegetable garden near the seashore in 1854. His passion for seafaring vessels led to the intrepid boat builder soon building ships crafted purely for pleasure. Baglietto ambitiously established yachting clubs and because of this achieved his first foreshore concession.
Baglietto boats soon became very fashionable items to own. Not satisfied with only building beautiful looking vessels, Pietro Baglietto started building racing boats and doing conversions to existing yachts. The modifications Baglietto made to the famous yacht Miss Mary resulted in her becoming a regatta champion. For Baglietto, this was the start of a long standing reputation in the competition sailing world.
The Twentieth Century
During the First World War, Baglietto built wooden boats for the Italian Navy and afterwards, in the twenties, the company went straight back to the pleasure boating industry. In the forties, Baglietto once again served the military and concentrated on anti-submarine patrol boats. The technology perfected was later used in civilian boats.
In later years Baglietto became pioneers in the use of aluminium in the shipbuilding industry. The thirst for innovation did not stop here; Baglietto continues to break new ground in the yachting realm by striving for balance between superb Italian style and top technological performance in all its creations.
The Baglietto vision is to continue creating treasures for the vast oceans. The company values history and uses experience and traditional building practices merged with contemporary technological advances to build great nautical vessels. By consistently maintaining the highest standards in ship building, the name Baglietto has become synonymous with comfort, style and performance in the yachting industry.
The company operates from the Baglietto shipyard located in La Spezia in northern Italy. Sailing professionals and enthusiasts look forward to the Baglietto presence at the top yachting events in the world like the Cannes Yachting Festival and the Monaco Yacht Show – and to every sleek new vessel released by this renowned company.
M/Y Blue Princess Star and Other Great Baglietto Yachts
One of the best open luxury yachts built by Baglietto is the M/Y Blue Princess Star. Built in 2005, the Blue Princess won the prestigious World Superyacht Award the very next year. She can accommodate nine guests in four spacious and luxuriously appointed cabins and requires a crew of five, including the captain. The yacht is beautifully designed and stylishly decorated. All the state-of-the-art modern conveniences are installed onboard, including a sound system, flat screen television sets and even an Xbox to keep the young and the young at heart entertained. The stylish design and the luxurious furnishings and fittings are not the only attributes to this beautiful yacht; the M/Y Blue Princess Star is not just a pretty face. This yacht also sports a maximum speed of 32 knots and top of the range propulsion technology. She can reliably navigate in all weather conditions.
Some of the other luxury yachts built by this master shipyard are: Blue Scorpion, Natori, Pure Insanity and Tatiana Per Sempre.