A new species appears
Luca Santella, architect and Olympic sailing champion, designed an original never-seen-before motoryacht for the owner of the 50’ sailing boat he was skippering. It was a one-of-a-kind 55’ very original project, totally far from any traditional known shape, out of the ordinary, full of ideas, stylistic and functional innovations, new forms and original suggestions for life on board.
The boat in a single example, called Luja 55’, had appeared at the Monaco Yacht Show and was published by all the major boating magazines and had aroused some curiosity to the most attentive observers of nautical facts. One of the most attentive was Carlo C. Bonomi, who had seen the boat in a magazine.
Entrepreneur, offshore champion, financier, with vast economic interests in Spain and Italy, majority shareholder of Seatek the Italian company that produces the only high performance diesel engines designed specifically for yachting, he contacted Santella to deepen the outlines of that boat and decided to start with him the production. So Bluegame was born.
From the original design, with the help of Louis T. Codega, better known as Lou, a highly reputed naval engineer, designer of many successful hulls among which the typical deep V Carolina style fishermans, the Cabo 45 and the Blue Ribbon Trophy record winner 222’ Destriero built by Fincantieri and patronaged by Gianni Agnelli and Prince Karim Aga Khan, Bluegame developed its first model, a 47’. The first of a kind of new generation of yachts born for the Bluegamers.
In 2018 a new chapter in history begins with the entry in Sanlorenzo group. This move has radically changed the paradigm and has opened up to Bluegame incredible opportunities for growth and development by exploring new paths. The strong booster from Sanlorenzo materialized right from the start, making available to Bluegame the talent and the creativity of Studio Zuccon International Project, signatures of most of San Lorenzo’s award-winning models in recent years. Bernardo and Martina Zuccon, always remaining faithful to Bluegame’s vision, confirmed their indisputed reputation by bringing to the range new ideas and design and developing together with Luca Santella the new breakthrough BGX models, on a Luca’ s very innovative concept of yacht.