Planing Superyacht


Baglietto’s Latest 42m Superyacht has a Top Speed of 28 Knots

Prominent Italian Shipyard Baglietto has launched its long-awaited “Superfast 42” triple engined planing hull superyacht, christened “Rush.” The 42-metre long vessel has a modern, aggressive look and is a rare example of a superyacht that is designed to plane over the water rather than cut through it, allowing for a far greater top speed.

Baglietto superyacht Rush
Source: Boat International

The sleek exterior of Rush was designed by Francesco Paszkowski who collaborated with Margherita Casprini for the interiors. The aluminium hull was penned by Plana Design and can reach speeds of up to 28 knots, approximately 51km/h; a very fast speed for a superyacht of this size.

Three MTU 16V 2000 M96 L engines power two traditional shaft line external drives and a VOITH linear jet central drive, which, along with the minuscule draft of 2.1 metres give the enormous vessel its incredible speed.

Engines in the superyacht Rush
The vessel is powered by three engines | Source: Boat International

With the added bonus of a planing hull, the smaller draft of the Rush can cruise in places other superyachts can’t go, like a shallow bay or river. With this design of hull, you can get closer to shore and there is a lower risk of the hull making contact with submerged rocks or reef.

Onboard, life is as indulgent and luxurious as you would expect. A rear platform folds down to reveal a lounge area furnished with sofas, a bar complete with settees and if guests want to go ashore, the onboard tender is launched from a garage at the side of the vessel. Sunbathers will enjoy the Rush’s foredeck and aft deck pads.

Inside the superyacht, guests are well taken care of with a full-beam master stateroom located forward on the main deck and fitted with a large ensuite bathroom and a spacious walk-in wardrobe. On the lower level are four guest cabins; two double VIP cabins and two twin cabins with an additional pullman bed. 

The bow contains the captain’s quarters and berths for six crew. A large lounge and alfresco dining conversation area greet guests upon boarding and there is also a sky lounge next to the wheelhouse which turns into a cinema room.

Superyachts are being sold in record numbers and the opportunity presented by purchasing one with a planing hull requires less power and therefore less fuel. Planing hulls are more manoeuvrable and better for the environment.

Rush joins other planing hull superyachts from Baglietto such as Apache II, but is set apart from the competition by its enormous size and relatively high top speed. It is scheduled for delivery later this year and will make her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.

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