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.”
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.
RossiNavi Profile | RossiNavi Website
Design Studio Spadolini Profile | Design Studio Spadolini Website
Remi Tessier Design Profile | Remi Tessier Design Website
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