My SymiYacht SpotterIntroducing the Symi "Yacht Spot" 13/08/2008, 12:00

From time to time, Symi is the venue for some impressive hunks of yachtage and, to show them off to you, we've created a new page which is home to the Symi Yacht Spot. On the Yacht Spot we'll put up details and photos about many of the posh boats that call in to enjoy some time in Symi.

As an example, here's what we created for the "Gitana", the first boat to be featured on the Yacht Spot.

Name: Gitana
Date: 12-14 August 2008

Mooring in Symi...

...dominating the Harbour

Gitana is one of those gorgeous Italian Jobs, by the designers and builders of Baglietto, made of steel on an aluminium superstructure. It was launched in November 2007, and delivered to its new owner in February 2008. It has already been spotted in Antibes & Malta and will be spending the summer cruising the Mediterranean before going on display at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

The following is from Super Yacht Times who named the Gitana their "Yacht of the Week" early in July this year.

"Gitana is the latest masterpiece by Baglietto, measuring 53 metres in length with a displacement of 620 tonnes. Even at first sight, the exterior design clearly express the unmistakeable style of Baglietto, with harmoniously penned lines, forms and windows underscored by the white colour scheme."

"Gitana is a fusion of design, technology and performance. With a unique hull design developed by the specialised in-house team at the La Spezia boatyard in Italy, Gitana comfortably exceeds 17 knots – a remarkable speed for a craft of this size – and boasts an impressive range of 4,500 miles."

"Performance and personalisation are values that have always set Baglietto apart as an ambassador of Italian excellence on the seas of the world. Through its sheer size and beauty, Gitana embodies the essence of the values of a company with over a century of history."

"Inside, Gitana is beautifully appointed with classic lines and prestigious materials crafted skilfully within the boatyard itself. The elegant design of the interior is defined by meticulous attention to detail, style and luxury. The main saloon, divided into a dining area for twelve persons and a leisure-lounge area, boasts large windows that give the interior a remarkable airiness. The full beam owner’s suite is located forward on the main deck, and includes an area that may be used as a studio, two dressing rooms and two bathrooms – one with shower and the other with jacuzzi."

"The professional galley on main deck level gives access to the crew quarters, which can accommodate up to ten persons in double cabins, each with its own bathroom."

"On the top deck is a large panoramic saloon with a corridor linking to the wheelhouse that also leads off to a pantry, a gym and the captain’s quarters. The bridge is bristling with the latest technology and features a separate radio equipment room. "

"The lower deck is dedicated to guests, with four cabins designed for maximised space usage. At the stern and bow are the two spacious VIP cabins, while two cabins with twin beds are situated laterally. The three decks are linked internally by a grand staircase – one of the defining elements of the interior layout and design of the yacht. On the outdoor area of the top deck is a table that can seat twelve people. This area leads onto the exclusive, spacious and open sundeck with a beautiful aft bridge featuring fixed deckchairs. The chairs surround a large spa pool and an area with bar and a dumb waiter linking to the pantry and galley."

"The sun deck offers some of the most beautiful views in the world, allowing one to admire the surroundings and feel admired in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. This is a privilege offered by Gitana thanks to its incredible range, making it possible to circumnavigate the globe without even a single stop!"


(5) Comments

  1. Jord said on 13/08/2008, 13:11

    Nice idea this. Be good to look back on in the winter too!

  2. Joanie said on 13/08/2008, 16:26

    Yes it will Jord,when its dark and gloomy we can look at this and our day will seem that much better.Its fabulous

  3. lizzykitch said on 15/08/2008, 16:17

    Really lovin these yacht pics and info thanks xx

  4. remcoheus said on 15/08/2008, 19:38

    We spotted this super yacht last Friday Aug. 8th in the harbour of Pythagorion, Samos. There were 2 other super yachts, but a little smaller. Does anyone know who the owner is of the Gitana?

  5. Will said on 16/08/2008, 16:55

    I tried to find that out, but with no luck. Someone very rich & with a good eye for beauty, I think.

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