Bluegame BG72 (22 meters) is the out-of-the-box open crossover

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Bluegame BG72
Bluegame BG72

The new flagship, the Bluegame BG72 adopts solutions never seen before. A 22-meter that combines a distinct marine vocation with a new way of living and inhabiting the boat. Under the banner of freedom. The BG72 was born, like all Bluegame models, from the hand of Luca Santella, founder of the shipyard. To the BGX engineering chassis(Bluegame BGX 60), the BG72 adds an ambitious goal, to inherit ease of use, comfort and marine qualities from the BG range of which it is a part. To get there, a performance hull was developed on the BG72, by naval architect Lou Codega, combined with a Volto Penta IPS propulsion system, providing maneuverability and low fuel consumption.

Bluegame BG72

Needless to go around it. Nothing will ever be the same again. The entry of the BG72, flagship of the Bluegame range, rewrote the rules. From shuttle to open, from walkaround to fly: the principle once applied that a boat could, depending on certain design connotations, be identified within distinct product families. This is no longer the case today. At least, not in this case.

Bluegame BG72
Bluegame BG72

In order to best define the philosophy behind the Bluegame range, one has to resort to an Anglo-Saxon expression that best succeeds in rendering the idea: “out of the box.” Yes, because ever since its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021, it has been clear that the BG72 aspired to become, a new benchmark for those looking for something truly innovative. Not least because, and it should be emphasized, boating is experiencing a historical moment of extraordinary change, where the theme of experience plays an increasingly central role. Simply put, this model is not a repetition of something already seen. On the contrary, it was designed to provide the answers to a changed need in terms of boat use. Changing habits necessarily becomes essential to have a different approach.

Bluegame BG72 – On Board

Confirming how the human factor continues to matter. In the specific case of Bluegame, he has a first and last name: Luca Santella. A sailing background, two Olympic campaigns on his resume and, above all, an inordinate passion for the sea, Santella is the architect of what can already be called a case history. Success rests on a design vision that represents a complete break from the mold. One only has to read the way the layout was conceived to touch upon the scope of a change that, in this specific case, involved not only Luca Santella but also Zuccon International Project for interiors and Lou Codega for naval architecture. A true and choral project, drawing sap and strength from the desire to revive in a modern key the concept of inhabiting the boat by establishing a connection with the surrounding environment.

Bluegame BG72 - Stern Platform
Bluegame BG72 – Stern Platform

Here, then, is the choice to think of a space aft, with an adjoining beach area, of generous size completely open and configurable according to the different times of the day. The theme of open-air living continues on the upper level, thanks to two side staircases that give access to a single room that extends seamlessly to the forward section and is defined in functional terms by a dining/living area in the middle section and a lounge with sundeck in the bow.

Bluegame BG72 - Salon
Bluegame BG72 – Salon

The interior rooms provide two layout solutions. The first one contemplates the master cabin carved out aft with a direct view of the cockpit and beach area. This is then joined by two more cabins, including a VIP forward cabin. The other option, however, provides instead of the aft owner’s cabin a true living room with the owner’s cabin moved to the forward area. The chromatic tones, furnishings and essences give life to environments marked by an elegant style, yet far from formalism, so as to enhance that concept of freedom that only the boat allows one to savor in its essence.

Bluegame BG72 – The Dashboard

A separate discussion, however, deserves the dashboard. Again, it is noticeable that nothing was left to chance: starting with the decision to place it in an advanced position in a separate and protected environment. The wheelhouse benefits from a 360-degree view, among the few in its class, characterized by the presence of sloping glass surfaces, not an aesthetic quirk but a solution that borrowed from workboats allows for optimal visibility even in difficult sea conditions, because they allow water to drain away optimally.

Bluegame BG72 - Bridge
Bluegame BG72 – Bridge

Finally, the hull. Designed by yacht design heavyweight Louis T. Codega, it was conceived to take full advantage of the potential offered by Volvo Penta’s IPS engine. Translated, it means smooth wave passage and unparalleled range and fuel efficiency.

For more information: bluegame.co.uk

Matthew Zaccagnino


 

Data sheet

Bluegame BG72

Length f.t. LOA 22.71 m – 74 ft. 6 in.
Beam width 5.60 m – 18 ft. 3 in.
Draught Draught 1.60 m – 5 ft. 2 in.
Displacement. Displacement 40,000 kg +/- 5% | 88,100 lbs +/- 5 (dry condition)
EQUIPMENT PLANTS
Serb. Water Water tank 1,000 l – 264 gals
Serb. fuel Fuel tank 4,000 l – 1,056 gals
ENGINE ROOM
Engine Engine Volvo Penta – IPS
Power Power 2 x Volvo Penta IPS 1200 D13 / 2 x 662 kW / 900 HP STD
2 x Volvo Penta IPS 1350 D13 / 2 x 735 kW / 1,000 HP OPT
PERFORMANCE PERFORMANCE
Vel. max (knots) Max speed (kt) 28 kn +/- 5% | ** 30 kn +/- 5%
Vel. croc. (nodes) Cruis. speed (kt) 25 kn +/- 5% | ** 27 kn +/- 5%
CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION
BERTHS 6+2
Passenger 16
Concept Luca Santella
Design Luca Santella & Zuccon International Project
Hull Design Louis T. Codega
CONTACT: https://bluegame.it/

 

 

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