“An unconventional but intriguing general arrangement” is how engineer and project manager Andrea Lavagnino of Cantiere Baglietto explains why Severin*s, the 55m Baglietto stands out from the other six yachts built on the same platform over the years.
Designed by the yard, the naval platform of this superyacht shifted from an original 53m to 55m.
“We retained some of the styling cues from Baglietto’s heritage, but added in new elements such as a fold-down terrace that brings the beach club up to 55 sqm, and the 150 sqm sun deck,” explains Francesco Paszkowski who not only did the exterior design but also worked with Margherita Casprini on the interiors.
“Hull no. 10225,”continues Lavagnino, “was built on spec with a classic interior layout: the owner’s quarters and galley on the main deck, four guest cabins on the lower deck.
But the requests made by Severin*s’ now-owner completely revolutionised everything”. Paszkowski chips in: “Knowing Baglietto and also the Yard’s capacities so intimately was fundamental to being able to design a new generation yacht and satisfy the owner’s wishes.
He wanted a clear division in the general arrangement between the family area and the guest area. The main deck is dedicated to the family with the master and two other cabins.
For guests, there are two VIPs on the lower deck plus a space on the upper deck that can be used as an extra guest cabin, a small lounge or a massage room”. An unconventional layout that, with a view to the charter market, has been combined with large communal spaces.
Aside from the terrace on the sun deck and the beach club with its relaxation area and gym, each of the three decks has a custom-designed bar, for example.
The sun deck too has a compact, rounded superstructure affords 360° views of the surrounding world. This sense of direct contact with the sea is also guaranteed from the interiors on the main and upper decks by low bulwarks.
The owner’s instructions for the interiors were just as clear. “To start with, he wanted contemporary and sophisticated,” explains Francesco Paszkowski, “but also dominated by light colours that would be consistent throughout the yacht with unique and strong furnishings that would standout and which we custom-designed”.
A tough brief but one that also allowed certain other signature elements to be developed.
Others include the rich palette of materials, finishes and colours, ranging from oak for the floors to 3D effect pickled larch, Travertine, Invisible Gray and Bardiglio marble, Foglizzo leather trim for the Turnstyle Design door handles and headrests, Alcantara, brushed steel and myriad glass finishes.
Minotti, Cassina, Galotti & Radice, Dornbracht are the designer names that recur again and again aboard Severin*s alongside the many custom pieces designed by Paszkowski’s studio.
Not least the curved sliding doors in bronzed reflective glass in the owner’s study.
Francesco Paszkowski: “They highlight the research and development we did to draw together particularly striking and unique elements into a sober, contemporary whole dominated by light colours. Just as her owner wished, Severin*s exudes a sober, sophisticated kind of elegance”.