Cantiere Baglietto Classic International 12 Metre
Tel: +34 675 236 174
Built by the Baglietto shipyards in 1929 to designs by Vincenzo Vittorio Baglietto and sailing under ‘I-1’, LA SPINA was the first 12m to come out of Italy and was designed to the Second International Rule (design no.123). Launched to her home port of Santa Margherita, LA SPINA was later named ‘LA VESPA’ (1948) and ‘CORSARA’ (1956) she has more recently returned to her original launch name.
Completely restored and refitted, LA SPINA now offers cruising or racing opportunities for up to 12 guests (with 6 crew) and perfect racing with 10-12.
Her specification highlights include:-
· Restoration to the original rig and sail plan of the 12 International meters class
· Interiors refitted preserving her original panels and furniture
· Hand-crafted hatches
· Electrical system running in copper pipe circuits
· Elegant mahogany and maple boiserie
· Majestic interiors
· Magnificent elaborated interiors
The 12 International Metre is best known as the class of yachts used in America's Cup from 1958 to 1987 and is a rating class for sailboats that are designed to the International rule. The boats built according to this construction rule can fairly compete, while the rule leaves the freedom to choose on different design methods. The results are fast and competitive hulls offering spacious and comfortable interiors that facilitate the life on board of the crew during the regattas. The "12 Metre" does not refer to any measure of the boat while it comes from the sum of the variable included in the standard formula which construction parameters need to follow.
In 1929, Marquess Franco Spinola, a member of one of the most prominent families of Genoa and Admiral of the Military Navy, commissioned Vincenzo Vittorio Baglietto to design and build a pioneer sailing boat in Italy: the first 12 International Meters that would be named LA SPINA. For 10 years period (1929-1938), she became the flagship of the Italian Yacht Club, the first regatta club in Italy. In 1938 La Spina changed hands but continued to receive illustrious guests like the Savoia family and that was when she had a serious modification until she felt into oblivion and reached the Catalan coast. In 2007, a total restoration project began, returning La Spina to her original splendour. In February 2019, La Spina embarks on a new adventure. She moved to Barcelona with the intention of sailing again in the most prestigious regattas of the Mediterranean Classic Sailing circuit.