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Rossinavi’s Polaris Ice-Class Superyacht Is Their Largest Yet

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Italian-based shipyard Rossinavi has launched their largest build to date, with the 229ft (70m) ice-class “Polaris” superyacht hitting the water at the Viareggio-based shipyard.
The Rossinavi built Polaris superyacht launching at Viareggio, Italy. Credit: Rossinavi/Michele Chiroli
The Rossinavi built Polaris superyacht launching at Viareggio, Italy. Credit: Rossinavi/Michele Chiroli

Italian-based shipyard Rossinavi has launched their largest build to date, with the 229ft (70m) ice-class “Polaris” superyacht hitting the water at the Viareggio-based shipyard. 

Wholly designed by Venice-based architecture and design firm Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design, who have had a long-standing relationship with Rossinavi, the polar-capable superyacht has been known as “Project King Shark” throughout its four-year build.

Rossinavi's Polaris is the Italian shipyards largest build to date. Credit: Rossinavi/Michele Chiroli
Rossinavi’s Polaris is the Italian shipyards largest build to date. Credit: Rossinavi/Michele Chiroli

Built on commission for an existing Rossinavi client, Polaris is also Rossinavi’s most technically advanced superyacht. Although designed to navigate extreme ice conditions, it still is very much a lifestyle yacht that can be enjoyed just as easily cruising the warmer waters of the Caribbean. 

While it would have been easy to sacrifice visual appeal for practically as is done with some ice-class explorer yachts, instead, Enrico Gobbi and the Team for Design embraced the challenge of creating an aesthetically pleasing yacht design capable of both long-range cruising and operating in sub-zero polar regions. 

Initially, a 213ft (65m) yacht was proposed, but throughout negotiations, it became apparent a larger vessel would be needed to house the technical capabilities required for remote cruising, and Enrico Gobbi Team for Design utilized various design methods to achieve a delicate balance between style and functionality.

“The neat and elegant shapes of the yacht are underlined by long, continuous black window surfaces with curved details that soften up and characterize the overall cleanness of the superstructure,” shared Enrico Gobbi. “Our aim here was to open up the interiors towards the exterior, ensuring an ongoing view of the sea through the decks. This was achieved not by creating huge invasive openings but by instead designing refined, long and slender windows with which we were able to achieve the same goal.”

Designed by Enrico Gobbi - Team for Design. Credit: Rossinavi/Michele Chiroli
Designed by Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design. Credit: Rossinavi/Michele Chiroli

Polaris’s fully bespoke interior was designed in collaboration with Carlo Lionetti, co-director of Team for Design, and features a contemporary design infused with “eclectic hints inspired by the client’s personal taste” along with high-end textiles and furniture.

Rossinavi Polaris Official Launch King Shark Project
Early render of the ice-class Polaris superyacht. Credit: Rossinavi

Standout features of Polaris’s design include:

  • An indoor waterfall that flows over a back-lit onyx wall in the main salon.
  • The owner’s deck with a private terrace and waterfall.
  • The 6m infinity pool located on the aft of the main deck.

Remarking on the completion of Polaris, Federico Rossi noted, “After four years under construction, we are extremely proud to present this grand superyacht. Polaris is a 70m vessel where our construction skills and technical know-how are perfectly combined.”

With a range of 6,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots, Polaris features the latest diesel-electric propulsion system offering performance, emission, and fuel consumption advantages. Other uses of cutting-edge technology include the Satellite Dynamic System, which allows Polaris to engage “dynamic anchoring” when needed (even in extreme weather scenarios. 

Rossinavi Polaris King Shark Official Launch
Ready for launch. Credit: Rossinavi/Michele Chiroli

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New Triton “Titanic Explorer” Submersible Designed to Explore The Deepest Oceans

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Triton’s new 13000/2 TE (Titanic Explorer) is the world’s deepest-diving acrylic-hulled manned submersible ever produced and makes the deepest oceans that little more accessible.
Triton Titanic Explorer 1300/2 TE Wings Underwater
The Triton 13000/2 TE Titanic Explorer. Credit: Dark Ocean Design

Triton Submarines new 13000/2 TE (Titanic Explorer) is the world’s deepest-diving acrylic-hulled manned submersible ever produced and is more than capable of repeated journeys to explore the Titanic if that’s something you ever find yourself in a position to do.

Triton 13000-2 Personal Submersible TE Dive Series Mode 6 Silver Wings Deployed Dark Ocean
First ever use of gull-wings on the Titanic Explorer. Credit: Dark Ocean Design

Founded in 2007 and based in Florida USA, Triton have been creating industrial and personal submarines for a range of applications and now coming off the back of their first manned mission to explore the RMS Titanic in August 2019, have set about creating a personal submersible that could be used for professional deep-ocean exploration missions.

Capable of exploring up to depths of 2.5 miles (4,000 meters) the Triton 13000/2 Titanic Explorer (TE) is a two-passenger sub capable of carrying up to 500kg of equipment in its storage unit and uses a unique gull-wing design for the first time ever.

Capable of exploring to depths of 2.5 miles (4000m). Credit: Dark Ocean Design

Positioned at the top of the submersible, the unique gull-wing design allows for streamlined ascent and descent of the submersible when the gull-wings are retracted and minimizes disturbance to the sea-bed when taking off as the propulsion system is no longer positioned at the bottom of the vehicle.

Triton 13000-2 Personal Submersible Storage Options
Onboard storage capacity of 500kg. Credit: Dark Ocean Design

Another benefit to the gull-wing design is its ability to move in and around incredibly tight spaces.  A mounted camera and lighting system on the gull-wings also offers the ideal setup for macro work, scientific observation or close filming when needed.

Triton 13000/2 Triton Explorer Personal Submersible Side View
Useful for scientific study and underwater cinematography. Credit: Dark Ocean Design

When operated in Silent Glide mode, the Triton 13000/2 TE can track objects, maintain a heading and gently glide towards points of interest by moving in gentle sweeping turns without engaging its eight direct-drive thrusters. This helps minimize camera shake and disturbances to the sea floor when using the submersible for cinematic videography purposes.

Previous model vs the new Gull-Wing Triton Titanic Explorer. Credit: Dark Ocean Design
Previous model vs the new Gull-Wing Triton Titanic Explorer. Credit: Dark Ocean Design

If you want to teaser of the kind of underworld experience you could have in the Triton Titanic Explorer, check out BBC’s award-winning Blue Planet II which features underwater footage shot from the Triton Titanic Explorer.

For more information visit Triton Submarines.

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Silent Yachts New 80ft Solar Power Catamaran Designed For Sustainable Yachting

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Silent Yachts is focusing on sustainable yachting and has already received three orders for the new 80ft Tri-Deck Solar Electric Catamaran, with an even larger model currently in the works.
SILENT 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran with "open top" option. Credit: Silent Yachts
SILENT 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran with “open top” option. Credit: Silent Yachts

Austrian-based Silent Yachts is focused on sustainable yachting and with three new orders for the solar powered 80 ft Tri-Deck Catamaran, are glad to see increased interest in a greener future for yachting.

“We are happy that the interest to fully sustainable yachting keeps growing,” said Michael Köhler, founder and CEO of SILENT-YACHTS. “Our latest orders are another confirmation of this trend for a much greener future. The first SILENT 80 Tri-Deck closed version will have a master cabin in the top deck, but a lounge or studio could possibly also be placed here on future units.”

Silent 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran with "closed top" option. Credit: Silent Yachts
Silent 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran with “closed top” option. Credit: Silent Yachts

Referred to as the “Tesla of the Seas,” the SILENT 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran is a self-sufficient ocean-going solar electric catamaran that utilizes silent electric propulsion for unlimited range without noise or fumes.

Powered by solar panels located on the deck roof. Credit: Silent Yachts
Powered by solar panels located on the deck roof. Credit: Silent Yachts

The three-deck catamaran is capable of speeds up to 20 knots with the most powerful e-motor options and can travel up to 100 nautical miles a day at cruising speed without consuming any fuel. It also incorporates lightweight and recyclable materials to support the green and eco-friendly nature of the build.

SILENT 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran Main Saloon. Credit: Silent Yachts
SILENT 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran Main Saloon. Credit: Silent Yachts

Without the need for a standard engine room (as it’s solar-powered, it is fitted with a pair of electric engines) and has one of the largest garages for a catamaran its size and can fit a 17ft meter tender.

The SILENT 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran price begins at 5.51 million euros, and a larger model is currently in design and will be revealed later this year by Silent Yachts.

Silent Yachts 80 Tri Deck Catamaran Saloon
Silent Yachts 80 Tri Deck Catamaran Saloon 1
Silent Yachts 80 Tri Deck Catamaran Galley
Silent Yachts 80 Tri Deck Catamaran Owner Cabin
SILENT 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran Owner Cabin. Credit: Silent Yachts
Silent Yachts 80 Tri Deck Catamaran Master Cabin
SILENT 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran Master Cabin. Credit: Silent Yachts

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Dynamiq Launches New Golden GTT 135 Superyacht “Stefania”

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Dynamiq has launched their first GTT 135 hull, the golden Gran Turismo Transatlantic (GTT) superyacht known as Stefania.
Launch of Dynamiq GTT 135 "Stefania" superyacht at Massa, Tuscany. Credit: Dynamiq
Launch of Dynamiq GTT 135 “Stefania” superyacht at Massa, Tuscany. Credit: Dynamiq

After two years of construction, Italian shipyard Dynamiq have launched their first Gran Turismo Transatlantic GTT 135 hull, known as Stefania, from their shipyard in Massa, Tuscany.

The 135ft ft metallic golden hull design is an evolution of Dynamiq’s GTT concept and is a truly international collaboration with exterior design of the superyacht completed by Monaco-based Dobroserdov Design, interior styling by Miami-based Giuseppina Arena, and engineering completed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects in the Netherlands.

Built at Dynamiq's shipyard in Massa, Tuscany. Credit: Dynamiq
Built at Dynamiq’s shipyard in Massa, Tuscany. Credit: Dynamiq

Designed around the owner’s desire for a superyacht that would fit their active lifestyle, Stefania was created with an oversized pool deck on the main deck and a beach club that adjoins the bar area to maximize the outdoor living space.

The large sundeck area is also divided into multiple spaces with a Jacuzzi, large sun pads, and two 75inch tv screens in one section, and an entertaining bar in the other.

The golden fast displacement hull design of Stefania. Credit: Dynamiq
The golden fast displacement hull design of Stefania. Credit: Dynamiq

Built to accommodate ten guests in five staterooms, Stefania’s Art Deco-inspired master suite and guest bedrooms are located on the lower deck, while the living areas and saloon are found on the main deck.

Art Deco inspired main saloon design of Stefania. Credit: Dynamiq
Art Deco inspired main saloon design of Stefania. Credit: Dynamiq
Art Deco inspired bedroom design of Stefania. Credit: Dynamiq
Art Deco inspired bedroom design of Stefania. Credit: Dynamiq

“We are very proud of this achievement, especially in these challenging COVID-19 times” says Dynamiq founder and CEO Sergei Dobroserdov. “This beautiful 41-metre superyacht looks impressive and fresh and expresses the innovative and chic soul of Dynamiq yachts. Just as importantly, she also performs at the top of her class with the latest technology on board such as the Hull Vane aft foil and a unique torque compensation system by Rubber Design, to name just a few. We’re sure she’ll be a source of exclusivity and pride for her owners, a family that didn’t follow the mainstream path and selected the Dynamiq GTT 135 because it’s the best vessel in her size range, together with her reverse bow, long waterline and master cabin located in the most comfortable place amidships on the lower deck. We are now completing the sea trials where our team and surveyors witnessed how her technical innovations took performance and comfort to the next level.”

Created with a focus on outdoor living areas for the owners family. Credit: Dynamiq
Created with a focus on outdoor living areas for the owners family. Credit: Dynamiq

After Stefania has completed her sea trials, she will be based in Monaco for charter and managed by Arcon Yachts (who also oversaw the build throughout construction).

Dynamiq have noted a second GTT 135 hull will be available for a Summer 2022 delivery with price starting from 16,500,000 € (approx USD$20 million).

Dynamiq Stefania Yacht Shipyard Launch
Another GTT 135 hull will be available for a Summer 2022 delivery. Credit: Dynamiq

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