Baglietto’s motor yacht Chato in St Tropez

Written by Charl van Rooy

Chato yacht in Saint-Tropez Photo: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesIn search of the ‘fastest yacht in the Mediterranean’, one Chato’s original American owner commissioned the Baglietto shipyard to build him a 26-metre, two-cabin cruiser that will reach highway speeds on the waters of the French Riviera. Completed in 1986, the shipyard fitted the all-aluminium yacht with two extremely powerful engines and a hydrofoil devise to be able to reach a staggering 62.5 knots during her first sea trials. Although operating at much lower speeds today, Chato remains a favourite on the Côte d’Azur where she is based in St Tropez.

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