July 3, 2012

Project: Baia 63 Onda

A new model from Baia of Naples is always something of big news, first because of the longevity of its models; the 48 Flash still in production and sold over one hundred units has been built since 1998 for example, and second is because the styling statements this yard has made and which have always been copied.  Again the hard top design of the 48 Flash has been copied by many famous names including one known British builder.  The new Baia 63 Onda follows styling cues from the much praised 70 Italia and the One Hundred flagship models.  It is without a doubt a two meters shorter mini Italia on the looks department.  Its accommodation plan is based on a very modular main deck living area, with an interesting sunbridge offering two sunpads on top of the aft extended hardtop part.  Down below is choice for two accommodation layouts; three cabins, or two rooms with an L-shaped saloon settee to port side taking place of guest cabin three.  A seperate galley with door, a very much liked Italian feature is located to starboard. Interestingly Baia follows the builders who opt for an owners room to fore, with the queen size berth looking to port side.  Crew accomodation is for two bunk berths to starboard.  Power is a standard twin MAN 1400, or optional 1622hp Cat, or 1650 again from the german engine maker.  Propulsion continues Baia long time support of Arneson surface drives, its first official user back in the eighties with the B50 Force One, also for this new 63 Onda.