August 26, 2021

Classic Baglietto Goes on Fire in Varazze

A classic Baglietto motor yacht of eighteen meters in length went on fire while on its berth at Marina di Varazze in West Liguria on the late afternoon of 26 August.  The Savona Coast Guard was immediately active to control the fire with the cp863 fire fighting boat, which it did in a timely manner.  Following the accident, a report stated that no injuries to persons happened, zero pollution, and no damage to neighbour boats or third parties occurred.  The Baglietto motor yacht was the day after dry-docked in a boat yard, and set under investigative arrest.  Externally the yacht showed little damage and this shows how much slower wood burns compared to fiberglass.
The Baglietto classic motor yacht in this accident is a 1975 build 18 M2.  The second generation 18 M2 was introduced in 1973 recognizable from the 1966 launched first generation by its straighter lines and coach roof.  The 18 M2 offered accommodation of three double cabins, plus a three berth crew cabin forward.  Weighing at over 32 tons the Baglietto 18 M2 was powered by twin GM 655hp giving her top speeds up to 27 knots. 
Introduced in 1966 with the first generation 18 M and 14 M, the Baglietto M series changed how the Italian motor yacht looked, the line featuring five models from fourteen to the 20 M and will sell a total of 196 units, 72 units for the 20 M model alone.  In the mid eighties Baglietto presented the fiberglass 16.50 M2, with little success and the moulds selling to Falcon Yachts and used for its first model.

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