Lap1 launched in La Spezia yesterday Lapo Elkann is the owner of the first Baglietto MV13
La Spezia, 7 July 2015 – The Lap1, the first MV13, whose prototype had been presented at the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes, was launched at the Baglietto shipyard today. The launch ceremony was held in the presence of Lapo Elkann, the Owner of this prestigious yacht, who has always been an enthusiast of the Seagull brand. A new project, Lap2, is currently under study with Baglietto.
The new yacht has been designed and developed by Francesco Paszkowski Design in cooperation with Baglietto, while its customisation was taken care of by Garage Italia Customs, Lapo Elkann’s new enterprise, targeted at international estimators of the ‘Tailor-Made culture’ and involving a team of experts of unparalleled expertise in the fields of wrapping, painting, and upholstery – highly specialised professionals capable of ensuring outstanding, unmatched results.
Customisation on the Lap1 implied a restyling of the exteriors using the Italia Independent digital camouflage, a pattern obtained by hand painting using 5 different shades as well as matt transparent lacquering. On this yacht, the pattern – which can also be found on the roll cage, the gangway, and the anti-slip flooring – has been modified in terms of spot size, distribution, and overlapping. Military-style finishes go hand in hand on this yacht with the unmistakable blue shade typical of Baglietto historical crafts, which characterizes the Alutex instrument panels and, in its navy version, some details and the porthole and drain pipe frames.
The final result flawlessly harmonizes with the MV line concept, which draws inspiration from underwater assault vehicles, paying tribute to the military crafts that made the success history of the Liguria-based nautical brand by reinterpreting some of their peculiar features and shapes in a modern style.
Relying on their common ground and source of inspiration – a modern restyling of the past – with this first project Baglietto and Garage Italia Customs are starting a cooperation that aims to offer clients a fully-customisable tailor-made product, which deepens its roots in the all-Italian ‘made-to-measure’ sartorial tradition.
The shipyard Baglietto Spa specialises in the construction of new planing and semi-displacement aluminium yachts ranging between 35 and 50 metres in length and steel & aluminium displacement mega-yachts above 40 metres. Its core business also includes top-quality ship repair and refitting services, and, in the near future, the construction of military ships, the Seagull brand’s traditional business Extending over a more-than-35,000 sq metre area overlooking the Gulf of the Poets – a truly strategic area for mega-yacht traffic in the Tyrrhenian sea -, the shipyard has just completed a new extensive reconstruction project that has involved both its manufacturing and commercial facilities.
Garage Italia Customs
Garage Italia Customs is a synonym of elegance, style, taste, research, and forward-thinking.
In an increasingly standardized world, where the strong drive towards profits has taken over subjectivity, Garage Italia Customs aims to add renewed value to everyone’s unique personality and taste through exclusive custom-made projects, that come to life thanks to cutting-edge manufacturing solutions.
Garage Italia Customs is thus targeted at those who seek exclusiveness and will not settle for a soulless product, the outcome of mass production processes. Just like a tailor makes a suit to measure, ensuring it harmoniously follows the body’s natural contours, Garage Italia Customs meets any and all possible needs through a tailor-made service focused on research, a flawless balance of all the different components, a careful study of materials, and a successful interpretation of its clients’ dreams.
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