With few details are known about the 54-metre custom motor yacht currently under development at Baglietto, but the Italian shipyard has today released a first look of the yacht’s preliminary hull shape as it undergoes tank testing in Rome.
Tank testing is a crucial part of the development phase of any project and aims to achieve the most stable, safe and efficient configuration of a particular hull shape by having it undergo motions tests under simulated oceanic conditions.
Riccardo Quasso, Baglietto’s Head of Technical Department said “We strongly believe in this brand new project and want to be sure to gain the best performances in all sea and weather conditions. We want to reduce all possible flaws by collectingasmore precise data as possible. The tank testing will give us all the elements to provide a perfect hull, highly performant and with great manoeuvrability characteristics.”
Project 10231 will be built on an entirely new platform that is being developed especially for this build. The design team remains unknown but leading figures released by Baglietto suggest that the yacht will span 10.4 metres across with a draft of 2.6 metres and be able to cruise 4,500 nm without having to refuel.
project 10231 is expected to be handed over to her American owner in 2020.