Taransay, a 38.55m steel and aluminium motoryacht with classic styling, has been launched by the Rossi Navi shipyard during a ceremony attended by her European owner. With naval architecture by Rossi Navi in collaboration with STB Italia and interior design by Studio Tassin, the displacement motoryacht is a replica of an early 20th century trawler by G.L. Watson of Liverpool, also called Taransay. Her owner had regularly chartered Ocean Glory, the classic 26m motoryacht refitted by Amico & Co in Genoa. When he was unable to find a suitable vessel for restoration, he decided to build one himself based on an original design.

The hull was lengthened and modifications were made to the layout to provide accommodation for 10 guests in five cabins and a full beam master suite on the lower deck. To meet MCA criteria, the aluminium pilothouse has been clad in teak to emulate the original vessel. Although she looks every inch like a classic trawler from her canoe stern to the auxiliary masts, beneath her skin Taransay is a thoroughly modern superyacht.

Close attention, for example, was paid to noise and vibration with floating floors and main machinery mounted on silent blocks. Her faux funnel conceals a deck crane engineered by the shipyard for launching and retrieving her two tenders stowed on deck Powered by twin 599kW Caterpillar C18 engines, the yacht has a top speed of 14 knots and a range of 3,500nm at an economical cruising speed of 9.5 knots. Post-launch the interior outfitting will be completed and the yacht will undergo sea trials prior to delivery in time for the summer season.

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