Custom superyacht shipyard Baglietto, based in La Spezia, draws from a rich heritage of Italian craftsmanship and innovation.
History of Baglietto Yachts
In 1854, Pietro Baglietto founded the shipwright company in Varazze, Italy, that has borne his name ever since. By the late 1880s, Baglietto had established itself as a popular builder of regatta-winning racing sailboats. With the turn of the century, Baglietto added motorboats to its offerings, setting two important records. In 1906, the yard launched Giuseppina, at 22.6 metres the largest combustion engine-powered cruising yacht ever built in Italy, and, around time, prototyped the world’s first hydrofoil craft.
Baglietto continued to build diverse and innovative vessels throughout the 20th century, including military craft, racing boats and pleasure yachts for illustrious clientele such as the King of Spain and Guglielmo Marconi. In the post-World War II years, the shipyard built launched several popular series, including its M Class flybridge cruising yachts. Baglietto changed from wood to aluminium construction in the late 1900s, moving up into the world of superyachts. In 2012, the shipyard was acquired by the Gavio Group, a major Italian industrial group that also owns Cerri Cantieri Navali.