Following on from 70m Numptia last year, Saturday 10 March saw the launch of RossiNavi’s 45m Aslec 4 from the Lusben yard in Viareggio, after the 496GT vessel was transported through the narrow streets of the Tuscan town by night to reach the launch site. Once again, the exterior design is by Tommaso Spadolini, but this time the interior is by Parisian designer Rémi Tessier.

The owner (a full interview appears in Issue 2 of The Superyacht Owner), his wife and three sons, along with the employees of Rossi Navi who built her, looked on as the steel and aluminium displacement motoryacht was blessed by the priest and gently lowered into the water by the Lusben travel lift before the traditional naming ceremony.

Spadolini’s exterior styling is a striking and masculine combination of plumb bow and raked superstructure lines with a forward-leaning wheelhouse windscreen – very different from the three previous yachts he has designed for the owner, who is CEO of the Rome-based shipping company d’Amico Società di Navigazione. The owner’s shipping background is evident in the no-nonsense integrated bridge layout that resembles that of a commercial vessel, with much the same electronic communications and navigational equipment supplied by Telemar found aboard the ships in the d’Amico fleet.

Tessier’s contemporary interior represents a similar departure for the family and is based on light sycamore panelling and unusual bleached wenge flooring, combined with furniture from Tessier’s in-house collection. Particular attention has been paid to the crew quarters, which are finished in similar materials to the guest areas. In fact, the yacht (named after the first name initials of the owner’s wife and three sons, ending with his own) meets or exceeds the criteria established by the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, with the sole exception of not having a separate lounge in addition to the crew mess.

“This boat is very different and represents something new for us,” said the owner during the interview for The Superyacht Owner. “It’s much more modern in every respect, which is thanks to both the exterior and interior designers. It’s like a new world and the thought of exploring it is an exciting prospect.”

The owners (left and centre) at the launch of Aslec 4.

RossiNavi is close to completing a 46m motoryacht by Frank Mulder with interior design by Tommaso Spadolini, due to be launched at the end of May, plus a 48m Ketos and 49m Prince Shark by Team 4 Design (Enrico Gobbi) due for delivery in the spring of next year.

Tommaso Spadolini, who designed the yacht's exterior.

Related Links

RossiNavi Profile | RossiNavi Website

Design Studio Spadolini Profile
| Design Studio Spadolini Website

Remi Tessier Design Profile
| Remi Tessier Design Website

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