The Italian hybrid offers a disappearing beach club pool and a huge range of nearly 8,000 nautical miles
The picturesque village of Portofino made the perfect setting for the premiere of Baglietto’s newest T52 superyacht. The highly anticipated first model in the Italian yard’s popular T52 series to hit the seas also happens to be the greenest.
The 171-footer comes equipped with a highly efficient hybrid-propulsion system that reduces both fuel consumption and carbon emissions. The newcomer (hull number 10238) is one of eight units sold from what is one of Baglietto’s most successful lines to date.
“This is a much-awaited moment for us,” Baglietto CCO Fabio Ermetto said. “Being the first model in the T52 line to mount a hybrid propulsion, hull No. 10238 marks a crucial step – also in terms of research and development – in our shipyard’s path towards sustainable yachting – a path we have been pursuing with firm determination”.
“There could be no better place than the Marina di Portofino to present our first hybrid propulsion 52m yacht, marking the first step towards delivering on our pledge for a more
responsible and sustainable yachting,” added Baglietto CEO Diego Michele Deprat.
The T52 is the flagship of the yard’s T-Line and was penned by Francesco Paszkowski Design. The renowned Italian studio has taken the classic design elements of Baglietto’s traditional steel displacement yachts and reimagined them in a highly contemporary style. This particular example was commissioned by a European owner, who, evidently, has a penchant for clean cruising.
“The T52 designed for Baglietto offers extremely comfortable exteriors and truly impressive volumes, allowing to enjoy life in the open air to the fullest,” says Francesco Paszkowski. “Two examples, in addition to the spacious sun deck, can be found at the bow, with the passerelle connecting the sun deck and the upper deck to create a huge, almost uninterrupted space, and in the aft part of the main deck.”
The hybrid is equipped with two MTU 16V 2000 M86 engines, a pair of electric motors and a battery pack. When in electric-diesel mode, the vessel can cover some 7,600 nautical miles. She can also remain powered at anchor for up to 10 hours relying on the batteries alone. In traditional navigation mode, meanwhile, the yacht promises a maximum speed of 17 knots and a range of 3,600 nautical miles.
Arguably the coolest part of the T52 can be found at the stern. The epic, three-level beach club, which Baglietto says has already become a hallmark of the range, centers around a generous swimming pool that can be hidden on demand. That’s all thanks to an ingenious movable floor that covers the pool when it’s not in use. (You can see it in action at about 1 min 30 seconds in the above video.)
The sundeck is another standout feature. According to the yard, the nearly 78-foot-long expanse is unparalleled on a vessel of this size and volume. Not to be outdone, the upper deck sports a breezy alfresco lounge that can be enjoyed in any season.
The living quarters were brought to life by Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini, who said: “The interiors perfectly reflect the Owner’s personality and his wish for a sober, contemporary atmosphere. This has been achieved by selecting classical materials to obtain an elegant, linear style and then adding a modern touch with the furniture.”
The seven other T52 superyachts are currently in-build, with delivery dates ranging from 2023 to 2025.