Published: Monday, 13 May 2013
Mike Fulton

The launch of a brand new 44-metre fast superyacht took place at the Baglietto facilities in La Spezia recently in a private ceremony. The latest in the Baglietto fleet, Monokini is the third hull in the FAST 44-metre line. 

Baglietto Launch New 44m Fast Yacht Monokini

The Italian shipyard heralded this launch as a true rebirth for the Seagull brand after the ceremony, which they deem as a comeback in business for Baglietto. This marks the rebirth of this Italian shipyard follwing its acquisition in Feruary 2012 by the Gavio Group. This involved an investment of €20 million together with a €20 million restructuring plan. Besides Baglietto, Italian business tycoon, Beniamino Gavio, also owns the Cerri shipyard which he recently acquired.

“Today’s launch is a milestone for the shipyard and makes us all extremely proud as it is a tangible sign of the rebirth of this glorious brand,” explained CEO Diego Michele Deprati. “This 44-metre yacht is really magnificent, the true embodiment of 'Made-in-Italy' quality and style.” 

Monokini is seen as an evolution of the 44-metre FAST line, whose first two models were Tatiana per Sepre and her sister ship Apache II. Featuring an aggressive silver hull, this yacht has streamlined, sleek outer lines reflecting the unmistakable style of Francesco Paszkowski Design. Designer Alberto Mancini pieced her interior together while Baglietto took care of naval architecture and engineering aspects. 

With a beam of 8.3 metres, this yacht can accommodate 10 guests in five cabins, all located on the lower deck, as well as eight crew. Thanks to two MTU 3600hp engines she can reach an impressive top speed of 30 knots in the utmost comfort, while the four at-anchor stabilizers grant flawless stability when the yacht is far out at sea. 

Monokini will remain at the Baglietto shipyard whilst she undergoes final on board fit outs before heading to the Cannes and Monaco Yacht Shows later in the year.