Baglietto’s new 134-foot V-Line has set the Italian marque on a new course without abandoning roots that stretch back 163 years. Designed by Hot Lab, one of Italy’s most sought-after yacht studios, the 135-foot concept has the traditional horizontal lines that have come to represent Baglietto, but a vertical bow, extensive glass, and an elaborate beach club show where the brand is headed. For the sundeck, which is wedge-shaped, Hot Lab used design cues from Bertone’s 1970 Stratos Zero—one of the most dramatic concepts in automotive history.
Thanks to the yacht’s enormous volume, Hot Lab was able to maximize the social areas inside and out. The sundeck, with its wet bar and lounges, offers 360-degree views of the water, while the beach club at the water’s edge has a gym and steam room. Sliding windows on three sides of the dining room turn it into an alfresco eating area, and the owner’s suite has its own dressing room, office, and private terrace.
The V-Line is definitely not your parents’ Baglietto. “The design limitations from the yard were modest,” says Hot Lab designer Antonio Romano. “That let us reinterpret the well-known personality of Baglietto but as a modern yacht with appealing lines, and one that oozes Italian style.”