ROSSINAVI PRESENTS M/Y FLORENTIA BY AWARD-WINNING DESIGNER CARLO COLOMBO
Viareggio-based shipyard Rossinavi has recently delivered its 52-meter masterpiece Florentia previously launched during a private ceremony in June.
Florentia is an elegant 810 GT motor yacht with a steel full-displacement hull and aluminium superstructure. Equipped with two Cat 3512E 1,901 diesel engines, Florentia can reach a top speed of 17 kn and has a range of 6,500.
It is a custom project with exterior design by Rome-based architecture firm Studio Vafiadis whilst Italian architect Carlo Colombo together with his Design Studio A++ looked after the design and styling of the interior areas.
“A yacht characterised by romantic lines for a timeless elegance that features refined interiors and generous spaces. Florentia is a vessel in which functionality and efficiency are a testament to style,” says Federico Rossi, Chief Operating Officer of Rossinavi.
The boat’s external lines are elegant and sinuous; durable materials and functional design merge into the silhouette of the yacht to create comfortable and sheltered places for the owners and their guests.
‘Florentia is the most representative example of a fully bespoke superyacht made in Italy. This is a boat entirely designed and built around the owner and his needs. We have been challenged with the difficult brief to create a timeless gem where classic features and shapes meet modern details’, says Stefano Vafiadis of Studio Vafiadis.
‘Florentia’s interior design is inspired by the shapes of nature and ocean waves combined with technology and continuous research of design functionality. The soft lines of the boat’s architecture style pervade the space complementing neutral colours and precious materials contributing to a unique and refined yacht for a peaceful and relaxing experience’ says Carlo Colombo.
Similar to a proper home, Florentia’s areas are of generous dimensions allowing the guests to move around easily and comfortably. Also, the ceiling height of the boat’s interiors is of 2.35 m, which is remarkable. Key areas include a main deck, which welcomes guests on board, an upper deck featuring a multi-functional salon, the fly deck boasting a VIP Suite, and finally a lower deck that accommodates the remaining cabins for the guests and crews. Florentia can welcome up to 12 guests and 11 crew members on board at the same time in navigation.
The staircase originating from the main deck is the beating heart of the boat. It serves to naturally distribute the areas of the yacht and is complimented by a blend of warm colours, leathers and lightwood. The lobby in the main deck is characterised by a sculptural spiral-shaped railing that connects this area to the other decks. The design of the staircase and of the lobby is representative of the entire project and harmoniously introduces those pleasant shapes and valuable materials that make Florentia special in so many different ways.
From the main deck, it is possible to access the salon and dining room, while the owner’s cabin is at bow. The main salon and the dining room are both majestic spaces, formally divided only by a structural bespoke cabinet. The main living area is aft and features structural sofas that extend to the center of the boat while the dining table is forward.
The upper deck is a rather large entertainment area. This multi-functional space could turn into a cinema thanks to the projector that appears from the ceiling. The amphitheatre-like upper deck area features a double-sided sofa upholstered in natural fabric and facing the bar area. From here, it is possible to reach the technical areas, including the wheelhouse and captain’s cabin, as well as the cockpit where soft shapes, technical equipment and luxury materials are prestigious and functional.
From the lobby of the fly deck, it is possible to enter the VIP Suite. This unique cabin boasts a private balcony at bow and access to the outdoor jacuzzi at stern. It is a proper separate reality within Florentia featuring a lounge area, a master bedroom and a private bathroom.
Two symmetrical king bedrooms as well as two double bedrooms are in the lower deck, which is also the area of the crew members together with a galley, crew mess, laundry and five twin rooms.
In Florentia, the multi-scenic approach leads to the creation of a symbiotic language, which characterises this special yacht design line.
TECHNICAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION FEATURES OF FLORENTIA
Length over all, Loa: 52m – 170ft 7in
Breadth, max @ fender: 10.35m – 33ft 11in
Mean scantling draft from B.L.: 2.70m – 8ft 10in
Guest Cabins: 10 + 2
Crew Cabins: 10 + 1
Superstructure Material: Aluminium
Hull Material: Steel
Hull Configuration: Full-displacement
Main engines: 2x Cat 3512E – 2x 1,901 kW @ 1,800 rpm
Max speed: 17 kn
Cruising speed: 13,5 kn
Range (at approximately 12 knots): 6,500 nm
Gross Tonnage: 810 GT
Exterior Design: Studio Vafiadis
Interior Design: A++ | Carlo Colombo
Naval Architecture: Arrabito Naval Architects
The Rossinavi brand was founded in 2007 upon the legacy of expert welders Fratelli Rossi (Rossi Brothers) who had established a reputation for high-quality metal construction of fishing boat hulls from 1980. This expertise has allowed Rossinavi to maintain a level of quality that sees each ship crafted entirely in-house, at their shipyard in Viareggio. Today, after launching several luxury yachts from 40-70 meters in length, and with several in production, the shipyard enjoys growing recognition for its rapid ascent into the market and its ongoing position as the only family-owned-and-operated superyacht company in Italy.
ABOUT STUDIO VAFIADIS
Studio Vafiadis & Associati is composed of the famous Greek-Italian architect Georges Vafiadis and his son, Stefano Inglese Vafiadis. The Award-winning studio is well known on a global level for its creations and long-lasting tradition of yacht design. Stefano’s passion for boating and design has accompanied him since childhood, growing up in a stimulating cultural context. He then graduated in Architecture in Rome. After a successful work experience in London, he joined the family studio and in 2013 won the “Young Designer of the Year” international award part of the ShowBoats Design Awards.
ABOUT CARLO COLOMBO – A++
Originally from Milan, Italy, Award-winnind designer Carlo Colombo graduated from the Polytechnic University of the city in 1998. Founder and creative mind behind A++, Colombo has gained international reputation by designing and building architecture spanning from hotels to restaurants, residential and commercial spaces, inspired and heavily rooted on the broadest vision of sustainability that becomes the centre and reference in the development of his design. Colombo is considered one of the most important international architects and designers. He started his career right away by designing for top-level brands. From this moment, he collected hundreds of collaborations with the most important brands of design made in Italy, such as Antonio Lupi, Artemide, Bentley Home, Bugatti Home, Flou, Flexform, Franke, Giorgetti, iGuzzini, Penta, Poliform, Trussardi Casa, Varenna, just to name a few. Beyond the design of products and furniture, Colombo also takes care of strategy and marketing for the companies, develops graphic projects, is in charge of exhibitions, and works as a consultant and Art Director. A++ work in more than 10 countries around the world on different types of projects. Our strength and growth as a global firm provides one further important benefit. As the world faces increasingly pressing challenges in areas such as climate change and the management of important natural resources, perspective on the most effective responses is vital. A++ is a vibrant, diverse firm working across four Regions, yet scale alone is not our strength. We are united by a common ethos, enduring values and a desire to harness our global expertise for the benefit of the people and communities we work for. During our professional growth, we have expanded our knowledge in many areas. From Architecture to Design to our recent positive, experience in Yacht Design.