Two new superyacht concepts, one of 48m (157.6ft) and another of 85m (279ft), have been added to the portfolio of designs by Tommaso Spandolini introduced by Rosetti Superyachts (RSY) last year.

RSY, a division of Italy’s second largest shipbuilder, Rosetti Marino Group, launched in 2017. During a visit to the yard last December, IBI was told by Fulvio Dodich, an RSY partner and chairman, that serious negotiations were underway with at least 20 potential buyers. It has not been confirmed yet whether any of those negotiations have been successful.

The two new concepts presented at the recent Palm Beach Show are:

  • a 48m sub-500GT ‘pocket’ supply vessel
  • an 85m superyacht with technical platform and propulsion by Rolls Royce

Since unveiling its first 85m supply vessel concept in 2017, RSY has been analysing the market to develop custom solutions that meet the needs of today’s discerning owners. The results of this research are two innovative concepts at opposite ends of the size spectrum that combine the brand’s technical expertise with the design expertise of Spandolini.

The 48m supply vessel design is a sub-500 GRT craft with an elegant exterior styling and signature strip windows. It is described as a pocket-sized version of its larger cousin.

“Incorporating the philosophy of our 85m supply vessel into a 48m yacht of less than 500 GT was quite a challenge,” stated Dodich. “It meant optimising the interior and exterior layout to ensure efficient use of space, while maintaining independent circulation flows for guests and crew.  At the same time, we were able to offer custom options to suit the lifestyles of different owners and enhance the yacht’s flexibility.”

The open aft deck of almost 18m in length, for example, provides adventurous owners with the required space for carrying large tenders or for touch-and-go helicopter operations (the yacht could also be built to Ice Class criteria). Alternatively, it can be used as an open-air beach club with infinity pool – and a second spa pool on the sundeck – along with socialising spaces and entertainment features.

The 85m design of 2,700 GRT is based on the same technical platform by Rolls Royce as the 85m supply vessel, with minor modifications to account for the different weight distribution of the superstructure, but her sleek exterior styling by Spadolini reveals a very different purpose.

“Simplicity and elegance are the leitmotifs of the exterior design,” says Spadolini. “Whereas the supply vessel has more utilitarian lines befitting her explorer vocation, the superyacht has a softer, more sinuous profile, while the reverse bow adds a hint of determination and aggression.”

“This is a high-volume superyacht that offers huge owner and guest spaces, both inside and out,” says Dodich. “But as always, we can offer bespoke solutions. We’ve developed a version with four decks instead of five, for example, which reduces the gross tonnage and provides a more sporty profile. It’s completely up to the individual client.”