With over fifty years’ experience producing high performance contemporary luxury motor yachts, Baia Yachts has firmly established itself as one of Italy’s leading companies in yacht production. Baia’s passionate attention to detail and commitment to innovation has placed the company at the forefront of many advances of yacht design over the years. Their continual efforts to improve their line has propelled Baia from their origins as a diminutive company building wooden hulled day cruisers for local buyers in Naples to an internationally recognized powerhouse producing a wide range of all-fiberglass yachts valued for their outstanding performance and luxurious accommodations.
Baia Yachts’ history begins in 1961 with Mericraft, a small facility producing wooden boats in Naples. In 1968, the company relocated to Baia, a port on the Gulf of Naples with an established seafaring tradition that provided an abundance of talented artisans. Management problems threatened the completion of a restoration project for the Capasso family, and in 1972, the Capassos purchased the shipyard and rechristened it Cantieri di Baia. The company launched their revolutionary yacht Pascià in 1997, a vessel notable for her wide round stern, fiberglass structure and hull, and elegant teak decking and interior.
1980 marked a turning point in Baia production, when the company began making boats entirely out of counter molded fiberglass. Their new motoryacht, the B81, which sat low in the water and featured an attractive line, enjoyed such popularity that the company went on to produce 106 models over the next 10 years. The 1983 launch of Baia’s new motor yacht series B50, a fast yacht with brilliant performance and elegant sleek lines that was extremely popular in the American market, propelled the company to international recognition.
Baia made the strategic decision to concentrate on the production of large-sized Open superyachts in 1986, in a move to meet rising domestic demand and spread into new markets. The company’s B80 superyacht, released six years later, was well-received by the international community; its renewed technologically advanced version Open cruiser sails the seas at 50 knots to this day. The same year the company joined the world of cabin cruisers with the production of their first 105′ Baia super yacht.
The next several decades saw Baia Yachts continuing its foray into international markets as it opened dealerships around the world. The Italian shipyard introduced several innovations to the field, including a 48′ “Coupe,” the first Convertible of the Sea, and the Italia 70, a vessel with a back door that retracted into the ceiling to create enormous open usable space on the main deck. Baia’s ongoing research and development of original technologies and materials ensures their vessels are consistently on the forefront of design. They currently produce an entire line of cruisers, cabin cruisers, fast cruisers and fast commuters ranging from 43 feet to over 100 feet that thrill with the blend of high performance and beauty that is uniquely Baia.
Are you ready for some thrills of your own? Atlantic Yacht and Ship has a fine selection of pre-owned Baia Yachts for sale, including these two lovely vessels:
63′ Baia Azzurra 2003
This high performance yacht has a blue hull and is in excellent condition. With twin MAN engines matched to surface drives she can hit blistering speeds up to 49 knots. With only 700 hours, she is in good condition and ready to sell. Located in Italy, she is asking $847K. Call Mark Meyer for more information (305.677.9137).
50′ Baia Classic 1997 Newly reduced and ready for fun! This lovingly maintained and updated yacht shows like a much younger vessel, with newly replaced soft goods and interior woods in excellent condition. With many upgrades and a fun layout, she demonstrates the exceptional performance Baia is famous for by reaching speeds up to 50 mph! Check out the video to see this Italian beauty located in Marco Island, Florida, offered for sale by Brent DeSellier (1.413.531.2615) at $225,000.
If you are looking at yachts for sale, or thinking about selling your yacht, it is always wise to have an experienced broker representing your interests throughout the deal. Contact Atlantic Yacht & Ship at 954.921.1500 or click here for more information.