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Rossinavi’s Hat Trick: Three Superyachts by Five International Design Studios

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Three Rossinavi superyacht projects, each by unique design studios, are all running alongside each other for a 2020 delivery. We take a look at what they are and ask, which one is for you?

Viareggio-based Rossinavi has wasted no time over the years, collaborating and drawing on the talent of prominent international design studios. Throughout 2020, Rossini will deliver three separate superyacht projects to their owners, with each having been uniquely worked on by different designers.

In conjunction with owner’s desires, each and every designer brings its own flair and inspiration to a project. It’s no surprise then that three superyachts all closely within the 50m/164’ length could all finish completely distinct, and individually unique.

LeL

Sporty character, long-range navigation and generous outdoor space.
Rossinavi M/Y LeL designed by Luca Dini Design
Rossinavi’s M/Y LeL designed by Luca Dini Design. Credit: Rossinavi

After two years under construction, the 50m M/Y LeL (previously seen on concepts as ellelle and FR038) has just been delivered by Rossinavi. She was commissioned by a private client who requested as many spacious and comfortable living areas as possible on board. Luca Dini Design, contracted to shape the interior and exterior, has balanced a sporty and traditional Italian yacht design with interior spaces common to new-generation vessels created for entertaining.

Rossinavi M/Y LeL designed by Luca Dini Design - top view
The brief – As many spacious and comfortable living areas as possible. Credit: Rossinavi

Her styling is characterised by a plumb bow and high gunwales. Full-height windows span the length of the main deck and upper deck, providing guests with excellent views of the surroundings even while lounging or dining indoors. LeL’s competitive advantage is enhanced from the generously sized main common areas, making her stand out in the segment of mega yachts with a similar gross tonnage.

As well as having the fastest top speed and cruising speeds of the three yachts, the crisp sharp lines and simplicity of M/Y LeL will definitely give her a commanding presence on the water.

Vector 50

A slender silhouetted sports design project, built for the Caribbean.
Rossinavi M/Y Vector 50 designed by Enrico Gobbi - Team For Design
Rossinavi’s Vector 50 is designed by Enrico Gobbi’s Team For Design. Credit: Rossinavi

With an expected spring 2020 delivery, this yacht is a fusion of Rossinavi know-how, Italian design plus technological and mechanical components from the United States. Enrico Gobbi’s Team For Design was tasked with shaping the exterior and interior of Vector 50. Since the vessel will spend most of its time in US and Caribbean territory, the vessels electrical system has been made US standard. Vector 50 has also been designed with a shallow draft specifically for cruising clear blue Caribbean waters.

Rossinavi M/Y Vector 50 designed by Enrico Gobbi - Team For Design - top view
M/Y Vector 50 will spend most of her days in US and Caribbean waters. Credit: Rossinavi

The attention to US standards is also applied to its ergonomic function and elegant interiors, a response to the clients’ desire and the growing interest in Rossinavi from the American market. 12 guests can be accommodated across six cabins with Vector 50 sporting a forward facing master suite with an intimate private terrace on the starboard side. Vector 50 sits in the middle of all three superyachts in regards to speed and range.

Florentia

A timeless project with fluid and elegant exterior lines.
Rossinavi M/Y Florentia designed by Studio Vafiadis, Carlo Colombo and A++ Design Studio
Rossinavi’s Florentia designed by Studio Vafiadis, Carlo Colombo and A++ Design Studio. Credit: Rossinavi

Before embarking on the 70m M/Y King Shark (due 2021), Florentia was the project that had Rossinavi back to building a boat over 52 meters with more than 500GT. With a steel hull and aluminum superstructure designed by Studio Vafiadis, Florentia is positioned in a market niche for people who appreciate a yacht with balanced lines and a great attitude to traditional boating. The design of Florentia is intended to be timeless with fluid and elegant exterior lines.

Rossinavi states, “The aim of our design is to create a new milestone in the yachting industry, an elegant beauty that will never get old and satisfy all of her owner’s dreams.”

Rossinavi M/Y Florentia designed by Studio Vafiadis, Carlo Colombo and A++ Design Studio
Florentia has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Credit: Rossinavi

Florentia’s interior has been the result of a collaboration between Carlo Colombo and A++ Design Studio. An early description of Florentia mentioned a staircase, set to be the sculptural heart of the boat, and a mirrored ring placed in the center of the master suit to bring reflections of the sea inside the room. Florentia has enough living space to accommodate up to 12 guests overnight and 12 crew members.

Side by Side – The Numbers and Stats

LeLVector 50Florentia
BuilderRossinaviRossinaviRossinavi
Interior DesignLuca Dini DesignTeam For Design
-Enrico Gobbi
Carlo Colombo and A++ Design Studio
Exterior DesignLuca Dini DesignTeam For Design
-Enrico Gobbi
Studio Vafiadis
Naval ArchitectArrabito Naval ArchitectsArrabito Naval Architects Arrabito Naval Architects
Length – Overall49.7m – 163’1″48.8m – 160’1″52m – 170’7″
Breadth – Max at fender9.0m – 29’6″8.9m – 29’2″10.35m – 33’11”
Max Speed23 kn19 kn15 kn
Cruising Speed19 kn15 kn13.5 kn
Range4000 nm3600 nm5000 nm
Gross Tonnage<500 GT<500 GT800 GT
Rossinavi Vector 50 superyacht
Plenty of entertaining spaces on superyacht Vector 50. Credit: Rossinavi

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Officina Armare Reveals New “BadGal” Superyacht

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Italian superyacht design studio Officina Armare has revealed their latest design, the sleek and sporty 141ft (43m) “BadGal,” which is due to be completed in 2023.
Officina Armare BadGal Aerial Main

Featuring sporty lines and a massive amount of darkened glass, BadGal is as mysterious as she is a showstopper and will undoubtedly turn heads out on the water when she finally launches. In fact, according to the Officina Armare design team, who were tasked with creating the concept, the focus of BadGal was to propose a “show-off” yacht rather than design it specifically around usability.

Officina Armare BadGal Aerial Side View

When looking at the profile view of BadGal’s 141ft (43m) exterior design, the first thing you may notice are the two substantial black windows with a contour line that connects the upper to the lower one, creating a fake intake similar to a side pod of a car, with a high sheer line, running from bow to stern.

Officina Armare BadGal Aerial Side Front View

Another outstanding feature is the vast glass dome-shaped upper deck that enhances the yacht’s sporty look by keeping an ordinary bow shape, giving the vessel a feel of speed and quickness.

Officina Armare BadGal Glass Deck

With living spaces laid out over three decks, BadGal’s huge master cabin is located at the main deck’s bow with the remaining four luxury staterooms, each with their own private bathroom, located on the lower deck.

Three crew cabins suitable for six crew members are also found on the lower deck; however, they are divided by a watertight bulkhead to enable the separate flow of crew and guest traffic.

Officina Armare BadGal Lounge

For living and entertaining purposes, the dining and open bar are situated on the main deck with an additional living area and music studio/lounge found on the upper deck under the giant canopy of glass, offering incredibly unobstructed views for the guests to enjoy.

Officina Amare BadGal Outdoor Dining
Officina Armare BadGal Deck Lounge

Officina Armare’s BadGal superyacht is of course, not just about pretty looks. Powered by twin MTU 12V 4000CM93L engines, she can easily reach speeds of up to 29 knots thanks to a planning hull, which allows her to fly across the top of the water (compared to a displacement hull) and cruises at around 25 knots.

Currently being built on spec, BadGal is expected to be completed in 2023 and is now available for sale through Worth Avenue Yachts with price listed as “on request.”

Officina Armare BadGal Night View
Officina Armare BadGal Aerial Left View

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Conor McGregor Orders Special Edition #12 “Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63” Yacht

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MMA champion Conor McGregor places order for special “McGregor Edition #12″ Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63” super sports motor yacht.
Tecnomar Lamborghini 63 Conor McGregor 12

Conor McGregor has been shopping for the family and placed an order for the new “Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63” super sports motor yacht released by The Italian Sea Group.

Inspired by the hybrid Lamborghini Siàn FKP 37, the $3.5 million “Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63” has the same sporty lines as the futuristic supercar and references the year of Lamborghini’s beginnings – 1963.

Taking the family to the Italian Sea Group headquarters, Conor McGregor was taken through the Ad Personam Program before placing an order for the “McGregor Edition #12”.

Tecnomar Lamborghini 63 Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor at The Italian Sea Group/Tecnomar Headquarters with Vice Chairman Guiseppe Taranto. Credit: Tecnomar

With the number 12 holding special significance to Conor McGregor (his whisky brand Proper No. Twelve pays homage to his hometown neighborhood of Crumlin, Dublin 12), McGregor specifically requested the 12th build of the 63 models that will be built in total.

In McGregor’s words ““The No.12 “McGregor edition” @tecnomaryachts @lamborghini. Lamborghini’s first entry into the Sport Yacht World comes in the form of this 63foot, 4000bhp, duel engine, twin-turbo, rocket ship! Titled the “Supercar of the Sea” I am honored to secure the Number 12 edition of just 63 to be made. 1963 being the year Lamborghini first began, and 12 being, well you know Twelve! Proper F***ing Twelve baby!”

Blending the yachting and sports car worlds together, the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63″ originally started as a joint design analysis between Tecnomar and Lamborghini Style Center and shares the same Lamborghini style steering wheel with its iconic fighter jet style “start” button, and a signature Lamborghini “racing style” seat for the captain.

Inspired by the futuristic concept cars of Lamborghini. Credit: Lamborghini & Tecnomar
Conor McGregor’s #12 Tecnomar for Lamborghini will be bright green. Credit: Lamborghini & Tecnomar
Sports styled steering wheel and control panel. Credit: Tecnomar & Lamborghini
Sports styled steering wheel and control panel. Credit: Tecnomar & Lamborghini

Sporting two MAN V12-2000HP engines for a total 4000CV, the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 motor yacht can reach 60 knots of speed and will be the fastest boat in the Tecnomar fleet of The Italian Sea Group.

See here for more information and photos of the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 super sports yacht.

Design styling reminiscent of the exterior styling of modern Lamborghini's. Credit: Tecnomar & Lamborghini
Design styling reminiscent of the exterior styling of modern Lamborghini’s. Credit: Tecnomar & Lamborghini
Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 Sports Yacht Interior
Plenty of space at the helm of the Tecnomar by Lamborghini 63. Credit: Tecnomar & Lamborghini

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Echo Yachts x Misha Merzliakov Unveil New Customizable SP30 Catamaran Concept

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In collaboration with Misha Merzliakov Yacht Design, Australian superyacht builder Echo Yachts have unveiled the SP30 concept, a fully customizable 101ft catamaran.
The Echo Yachts SP30 Catamaran designed by Misha Merzliakov Yacht Design. Credit: MMYD
The Echo Yachts SP30 Catamaran designed by Misha Merzliakov Yacht Design. Credit: MMYD

A year ago, Australian superyacht builder Echo Yachts and yacht designer Misha Merzliakov revealed a new range of fast 27-meter catamaran motor yachts and shadow vessels.

Now coinciding with this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), Echo Yachts and Misha Merzliakov Yacht Design (MMYD) have once again collaborated to reveal an even larger 31m catamaran concept known as the “SP30”.

Echo Yachts, who have already won several prizes for build’s like their 84m M/Y White Rabbit Trimaran, are Australia’s largest builder of custom superyachts and yacht support vessels. They originally first reached out to Misha Merzliakov Yacht Design to design a 45m catamaran for a confidential client.

Impressed with the results, Echo Yachts enlisted Misha to create a range of 27m catamarans for their “Design Collection” and decided to follow up on the back of the two previous successful projects with the 31m “SP30” Catamaran.

“With this latest project I was given ‘carte blanche.’ It was a case of do whatever you like and I thought, Wow, let’s do a catamaran that looks very cool and slender”, shared Misha Merzliakov. “When I say slender though, you have to have a bit of restraint because there’s the temptation to pack it full of things just because you can do that with a catamaran, whereas I wanted to show some restraint and make it look sexier. Think sports car, supercar and hypercar; there’s a lot of lines in there that you’ll go ‘ok it looks like it means business.'”

“This design came out of COVID creativity. I have drawn a lot of boats in the last six months because of lockdown, and my creative headspace was probably in the best it has ever been”

The Echo Yachts SP30 certainly hits the balance between cool, sexy, supercar and business. Credit: MMYD

When considering the initial concept for the SP30 Catamaran, Misha Merzliakov was adamant the layout be kept simple and functional, ensuring it would be possible to keep crewing requirements to a minimum and operational costs minimized for the owners regardless of the layout.

While intended to be foremost functional, the SP30 Catamaran is also designed to be fully customizable, allowing owners the flexibility of a layout to best suit their use of the vessel. This could range from a weekend entertainer configured with wide-open spaces for hosting guests onboard, through to an explorer catamaran requiring more storage space and crew accommodation.

“The entertainer layout is designed with more open spaces for larger groups of people,” explains Misha Merzliakov. “Rather than a small intimate group, you’re catering for groups of people in the lounge, guests gathering through the main deck and standing up near the bar, including a few more over at the dining table. Guest numbers can swell quickly and it could easily cater for that.”

Echo SP30 Catamaran Misha Merzliakov Design Interior Main Deck
The SP30 interior and layout can be fully customized for use as an entertainer through to an explorer. Credit: MMYD

“For exploration use, I would probably change the layout because it’s more likely going to be used by a smaller group (even only just the owner sometimes) and they’re going for longer journeys so there is more emphasis on storage. An explorer client might need more workspace or an office space. The cabins also could take on a different persona, especially with explorers, because the crew tends to be with you longer. Regarding the galley side of things, you would consider increasing the refrigeration and freezers capacity. The catamaran can be built fit for purpose, it can go either way.”

In terms of exterior design, Misha experimented with four different profile designs before settling on a reverse bow profile for the SP30 Catamaran. Featuring a masculine automotive-inspired exterior, the reverse bow gives a sleek profile appearance and maximizes the waterline length for optimal performance.

Internally, the catamarans wide 13.3m beam is more closely associated with superyachts in the 60m+ range, allowing for extremely spacious open living and dining areas, which designer Misha Merzliakov has enhanced through the deliberate use of a casual yet elegant interior.

Placing a specific emphasis on the above deck areas for living and entertaining, Misha Merzliakov’s signature use of clever ambient lighting creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout the living areas as guests experience the transition of day into night aboard the yacht.

Echo SP30 Catamaran Misha Merzliakov Design Aerial View
A hydraulically lowered swim platform is located aft on the centerline. Credit: MMYD

Created with an expansive aft deck, the SP30 Catamaran also allows for a range of water toys, including two jet skis and an Extender EXT640 6.4m IDRO tender to be stored aboard. A hydraulically lowering swim platform located on the centerline also doubles to effortlessly launch and retrieve the tender and provide guests with safe access to the water for swimming, diving, and other water sport activities.

When asked about his favorite feature of the SP30 design, Misha shared, “I like the look of the distant profile and exterior of this catamaran on the horizon. If I judge that I’ve done the right thing with a design, then I look forward to seeing it skating along the horizon. The irony is it’s a very small object in the landscape from a photo composition point of view, yet it still captures your attention.”

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