When it comes to unmatched heritage, pedigree, and the level of boatbuilding expertise that comes from nearly 200 years in the industry, there is only one name in the Italian yachting sector: Baglietto. Founded in 1854 by Pietro Baglietto, the builder originally specialized in building smaller craft, but soon found its way into shipbuilding and eventually yacht building. Today it is one of the most sought-after brands in Italy. And no one knows it better than the Italian Yacht Group.
“Baglietto really is an expert at what it does,” says Boomer Jousma. “Their customization is high level, they pay a lot of attention to fit and finish, and they offer a standard of luxury that is a cut above a lot of their competitors. They can do all of that because they don’t mass-produce hulls. They work in aluminum and steel and they are some of the best in the world with those materials.”
The La Spezia-based builder largely focuses on long-range vessels that can handle the challenges Mother Nature throws their way, no matter the environment. The peace of mind a Baglietto offers her owners is second to none, and that’s a quality that IYG is proud of. “These are structurally sound, safe boats built by true shipbuilding experts,” says Jousma. “Of course they look great too, that’s obvious from just a glance. But we really feel confident in the way they perform as well.”
IYG has recently sold a Baglietto T52, the builder’s latest launch. The T52 stands out for her leggy range and an available hybrid propulsion system that is at the top of her class. This model enjoyed a plum spot at the mouth of the harbor at the Cannes Yachting Festival where it wowed showgoers, builders, and journalists alike.
Baglietto also has a new 115 in its DOM line. That yacht is a full-displacement vessel with a design by Stefano Vafiadis. She is the little sister of the popular 133 DOM of which nine hulls have been sold.
If you are interested in Baglietto and IYG’s singular expertise regarding the brand please reach out to Boomer Jousma and the team, and we’d be happy to speak more with you about one of Italy’s truly marquee boatbuilders.
Vanquish Yachts likes to describe itself as a mini Feadship, and when you get to know the boats a bit better, it immediately becomes clear why. The builder brings to the table a level of quality and attention to detail that is on par with the world’s top mega yachts.
Vanquish separates itself from the pack first by building strong and light boats out of aluminum, as opposed to most builders in this class, who prefer fiberglass. The lines are sleek yet masculine, and near-vertical bows set off a profile that is immediately recognizable even from afar. The overall styling seen on these boats is modern and minimalistic without sacrificing at-sea practicality. A relatively unique walkaround design allows guests to traverse the boat safely and comfortably even at speed, and foredeck lounges offer both privacy and a dynamic deck space for entertaining.
IYG sold its first Vanquish in 2018—a 48, of which they sold five more models that same summer. Since then, IYG has sold more than 30 Vanquishes ranging in size from 40 to 115 feet. The Vanquish VQ115 Veloce is the builder’s flagship. It was recently delivered to the Med, and then will come back to Miami and Sag Harbor after that. The owner is a longtime IYG client who previously owned a Vanquish 58. When he decided he wanted a bigger boat, he knew exactly where to turn. “We started with a piece of paper,” says Boomer Jousma, IYG’s sales director. “Originally the owner wanted a 90, but we kept adding more features and that added more space, and we eventually came out with the 115. He wanted the boat to do 50 knots too, that was big for him. We ushered this owner’s dream along from something that was just an idea, to a reality. And that feels really good and I think cements us as unrivaled experts when it comes to buying a Vanquish.”
IYG sees prospective owners of Vanquishes as people looking for a dayboat of remarkable quality. These aren’t boats meant for longer cruises and overnights. But they are perfect for the owner who wants to take his boat out for a few hours at a time with family and friends and have an exceptional on-the-water experience. The builder has a lineup that includes a 40, 45, 50, 52, 55, 58, 70, and the 115. The 40 and 55 are fiberglass models, but everything else is made out of aluminum. Vanquish is a fully custom builder hat can build most anything a client can dream up. Currently, IYG is delivering a VQ52, a VQ58, and a VQ45. If you are interested, contact IYG and let the Vanquish experts help you attain the boat of a lifetime.
A new-build 38-meter semi-displacement Sanlorenzo SD126 motor yacht has been sold with the buyer introduced by Boomer Jousma at the Italian Yacht Group.
Due to delivery to an American buyer in late 2021, the new yacht will be built from a GRP hull and superstructure to a design by Francesco Paszkowksi. Accommodation is for ten guests in five cabins, while the crew quarters sleep up to seven staff.
As with every yacht in the Sanlorenzo SD126 series, she will be heavily customized to suit her owner’s exact tastes. Although interior details are yet to be confirmed, Sanlorenzo offers a range of fine marble, stainless steel, and stitched leather.
Al fresco relaxation options are plentiful, with spacious entertainment and dining areas on both the upper deck and the bridge deck. Meanwhile, the all-important Superyacht sundeck will be fitted with a bar, Sunloungers, and a Jacuzzi.
She will be powered by twin 1,469hp MTU diesel engines offering a maximum speed of 16 knots and a range of 3,000 nautical miles at 11 knots.