The highly innovative, prize-winning Bluegame BGX70 flagship will make its U.S. debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, along with the Italian builder’s smallest cruiser, the BG42.
The X70 has already turned heads, and won awards in Europe – the “Most Avant-Garde Yacht” at the Cannes show, and “Motoryacht of the Year” at Düsseldorf. It combines many features found in superyachts with the easy-living capabilities of a family cruiser.
Bluegame was founded by Luca Santella in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2004, making smaller boats. In the recession, it hit hard times and shut down. But then, in 2017, it started up again, and was added to the Sanlorenzo fold in Italy.
Carla Demaria, the Bluegame CEO who was the head of Monte Carlo Yachts earlier, says the X70 takes the same big yacht values as Sanlorenzo and packages them into a 70-footer with an unmistakable look. The Bluegame, she says, has earned a reputation for innovation, quality and exclusivity.
The X70 has six guest berths on the lower deck plus two crew berths in the bow. Its superyacht looks start with its immense expanse of teak deck aft, with room for sun lounging, entertaining and eating out.
You walk forward through sliding glass doors and go down two steps to the salon; it seems almost at water level, with big windows on both sides. A companionway in an aft corner is boxed in with glass, a superyacht touch. The dinette is forward, behind glass doors. You can see all the details in the video below.
The hull was designed by Louis T. Codega, and it has a fine and deep entry, leading to more shallow sections aft, with a 14-degree deadrise, to maximize lift.
Standard power is twin 900-hp Volvo IPS1200 IPS pod drives, producing a top speed of 28 knots. Optional 1,000-hp IPS1350s give a top speed of 30 knots.
Specs.: LOA: 71’7”; Beam: 18’3”; Draft: 5’2”; Disp.: 88,100 lbs.; Fuel: 1,109 gals.; Water: 264 gals.; Power: 2×900-hp Volvo IPS1200 pod drives. Read more at http://bluegame.it and see the video below: