Following the announcement in early November that Rosetti Marino - the Italian shipbuilder specialising in the construction and engineering of offshore supply vessels, tugboats and passenger ferries - will enter the superyacht market, the yard has recently revealed their first 85-metre concept in full detail.
Developed in Collaboration with Rolls Royce Marine, the expedition-style vessel features designs by Tommaso Spadolini. Speaking of the incorporation of Rosetti’s commercial experience into the project, Spadolini says: “This is the most ‘authentic’ yacht I’ve designed in my 40-year career. A fundamental part of the design process was reviewing the many commercial ships launched by Rosetti to date. These rugged, seaworthy vessels are required to operate around the clock in all weathers, and that same DNA has been integrated into the design of the 85m expedition concept.”
On board, she accommodates guests across four double cabins on the main deck. An expansive full beam owner’s suite on the owner’s private deck features a private lounge, study and access to the open foredeck with pool. Another salon aft serves as a media room and/or sky lounge.
She is available in two versions, both with a fully certified helipad located amidships or aft. Both configurations come in at 2,200 GT. With minimal modifications to the design, the spacious salon under the helipad can also be replaced with a dedicated helicopter hangar. “Despite the abundance of exterior space, we arrived at a general arrangement that makes optimal use of the interior volume of the forward superstructure,” says Spadolini of the five-deck layout.
“Another key consideration was that the project had to be buildable following design to market and design to service criteria,” says Fulvio Dodich, Chairman of Rosetti Superyachts. “I’ve known Tommaso for over 20 years and we worked together to develop a design that combines his creativity with my knowledge of the needs of the market, while also meeting the technical criteria required by Class for unrestricted navigation.”
The hull form has been developed by the naval architects at Rolls-Royce Marine in Norway for optimal efficiency and seaworthiness. Performance wise, she is powered by four MTU 16V 4000 engines providing her with a top speed of 20 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.