Hot Lab designs 50m Baglietto V-Line concept
by Chris Jefferies
Design studio Hot Lab revealed its latest concept for Baglietto at last week’s Dubai International Boat Show. This 50 metre V-Line model follows on from the 44 metre concept that was unveiled at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show.
The rich traditions of the La Spezia yard have been incorporated into this design, with striking blue topsides and a strong emphasis on horizontal lines. Michael Dragoni, partner and head of style at Hot Lab, said, “The transom, with its strong forward tilt, gives the whole [yacht] a great dynamism.”
The studio added that it drew inspiration from the classic Baglietto designs Adler and Al Fahedi, while the aggressive vertical bow adds a modern twist. Meanwhile, the dark superstructure wedge forward of the superyacht sundeck is a deliberate nod to the automotive world, specifically the Lancia Stratos Zero.
Hot Lab sought to maximise the amount of space available, while remaining within 500GT. This was achieved by moving the external stairs and ventilation ducts outboard. The main deck owner’s suite makes good use of this space, with a dressing room, office and fold-out superyacht terrace.
Moving further aft and the dining area can be opened up to the elements via three sets of opening windows, creating an al fresco experience. Other star features include a superyacht spa pool on the upper deck, a foredeck tender storage area, and a beach club in the stern that comprises a gym and a Turkish bath.
The studio added that it will be revealing a third Baglietto V-Line concept, measuring 41 metres, before the end of the year.