Famous writer Joseph Conrad once said that “true peace (…) begins in that place, a thousand miles from the nearest land.” This idea of living and fully enjoying the sea is also the main inspiration of ABACO, the new Baglietto project signed by Santa Maria Magnolfi and presented yesterday at the 60th edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Ideal for sailing in shallow waters, ABACO is the perfect vessel to enjoy the warm crystal waters of the Bahamas, from which she takes her name. The ABACO project is a tribute the Italian shipyard and designers wanted to make to the people of one of the islands most affected by Hurricane Dorian. Baglietto, as part of a humanitarian initiative, will give a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the first project to the reconstruction of the Abaco island.
Innovative, modern, and robust lines, open spaces, and the proximity to the sea, as well as generous volumes for the interior, are some of the main features of this yacht.
The main deck can boast over 120 square meters of outdoor spaces, harmoniously stretched towards the stern where the cockpit and the beach club join in a single space in direct contact with the sea. In this ample space, there is an infinity pool and a comfortable sunbathing area. Behind it, a conversation area can become, if necessary, a dining area for 16 guests. Going forward, there is a real “winter garden” occupied by a bar and living space, which can be fully opened if required thanks to floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. The connection between the interior and exterior continues in the main saloon, which was designed with the same logic of opening both aft and in the large side windows. This extreme modularity makes it possible to get 150 square meters of outdoor spaces on a single bridge.
The owner’s suite has an office and a his and her bathrooms. The accommodation area is located in the lower deck, occupied by four large cabins. On the same deck, at the bow, the crew mess and crew area are found. The upper deck, sundeck, and bow area add 170 square meters of open space, offering different areas for long conversations, gratifying lunch, or relaxation in the sun, satisfying every guest’s needs.
The interior design was created as a continuity of the exterior, using natural materials and bright tones such as teak, straw, raffia, linen, and tropical woods, which give an exotic touch, freshness, and elegance.
The yacht is equipped with a garage capable of accommodating a tender of 6 meters in length, and a forward garage that can fit a rescue tender or yacht toys. The motorization includes two CAT C32 ACERT D rate engines capable of bringing the boat to a maximum speed of 17.5 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots, but a hybrid solution is also envisioned.