As the man overseeing the design team behind projects such as the Silent 80 by Silent Yachts and Rossinavi’s Blue Runner 49, Marco Casali of Too Design has had a busy 2019. To round up the year, Casali has shared exclusive insights with SuperYacht Times into two of his next upcoming projects currently in-build: hull number one of the super-fast 30.48-metre ISA Super Sportivo 100GTO and the 32.7-metre explorer Reale Pacifico 32. Also in his top three is the concept for the Rossinavi 65 - a sleek lifestyle superyacht whose ability to be quickly adapted to a prospective owner will no doubt keep Casali and his team busy for the foreseeable future.
ISA Super Sportivo 100GTO
Set to be presented and delivered to her owner during the Cannes Yachting Festival 2020, the first unit of the ISA Super Sportivo 100GTO is the fastest boat in the range. Topping out at more than 50 knots, the lightweight boat sports twin hydrojets, one booster and three 3000hp engines - a technical platform by Marco Arnaboldi and a design by Marco Casali which remained unaltered for the new owner. Currently under construction at Palumbo Superyachts’ yard in Ancona, the yacht’s hull and superstructure will be built using an epoxy-based vinylester resin with carbon fibre and Kevlar reinforcements. The 30.48-metre superyacht formed part of Palumbo’s strategy to introduce a series of fast yachts to their range, something which the brand wanted to invest in respect of their heritage. As seen in these exclusive renderings, the layout by Marco Casali is created to be used as an open day boat. The standard layout comes complete with four staterooms, including a full master in the aft plus a separate crew area with double twin cabins. In future versions of the model, the stateroom configuration can be changed to suit the needs of the owner and can be fully customised to feature up to five staterooms.Photo: ISA YachtsCharacteristics that derive from car racing such as the dynamic and sporty engine have been incorporated into Casali’s design. The custom pillars to the engine support the engine activity when travelling faster than 30 knots, instantly optimising the performance by a further 30% thanks to the amount of fresh air that can be pushed into the engine space. Inspired by the Star Trek control centre, the condensed helm space is controlled by an iPad or iMac. Reminiscent of a convertible car is the large wrap-around sliding glass doors, which can be easily opened via the touch of a button to fulfil the brief for an open boat and keep a full connection from the bow to the aft.
Reale Pacifico 32 As the first unit from Reale Yachts’ new Pacifico range for yachts between 20 and 50 metres, the 32.7-metre Pacifico 32 was confirmed sold during December 2019 with delivery expected during the spring of 2021. The Pacifico line will be followed by the Panarea and the Baltico lines also designed by Marco Casali for a different variation of the Reale brand heritage.Built to be a “real” explorer able to handle rough seas for long durations, the Pacifico 32 will sport a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure giving her a total volume of 277 GT. As seen in new renderings released by designer Marco Casali, hull number one will feature a ‘sugar paper blue’ hull and simple lines to deter from a typical military-style explorer look. Her technical platform was created by Studio Francesco Rogantin.Customised for her new owner, the new superyacht will be taken cruising “without borders”. The upper deck is reserved for the owner who will benefit from the utmost privacy, thanks to a large suite and a wide private outdoor deck area. The main deck will feature a VIP guest stateroom as well as a spacious saloon, a large galley and an outdoor area that can house a 6.2-metre tender. The lower deck features two further guest staterooms and three crew cabins, a beach club area and a large engine room.Comfort and efficiency are at the forefront of the Pacifico 32’s design and she will be equipped with twin MAN engines with 800 hp each that give her a transatlantic range of 5,000 nautical miles when cruising at an economical speed.
Rossinavi 65Photo: Marco CasalliAs one of the “more complex projects created with Rossinavi”, Marco Casali presents the design concept: the BLUE Runner 65. Now looking for a client to bring the concept to life, Casali and Rossinavi have designed the new 65-metre superyacht to be a project with longevity that will remain relevant for years to come. Along with an innovative use of space, special features on board include the saloon located in the bow with a veranda that can be opened or closed and a swimming pool. These busy areas are balanced in the design by the additional saloon forward. Photo: Marco CasalliThe aft area that is commonly used for mooring tenders and toys has been specially curated to be a dedicated beach club. Instead, guests will embark via the side terraces in the bow if the aft area is being used for swimming and activities. Designed to be easily accessible, the beach club is an area orientated around family and friends: guests can witness their friends arriving via tender for an alfresco lunch, or watch the children swimming safely nearby. For shelter, guests can meet in the raised cockpit - designed as an additional option for private gatherings. Photo: Marco CasalliThe six-cabin layout places the double owner’s suite and five staterooms in the lower deck - a feature “not found in traditional layouts”. The layout could be configured to accommodate up to two owner’s suites or one large owner’s suite with terrace and private saloon as part of the family-orientated focus of the brief - all of which can be easily customised to suit any owner. To find out more about any of these projects, contact Marco Casali and his Rome-based studio directly via the details found below.
Marco Casali Too Design