Rosetti gives details on new 85-metre expedition vessel


Newly-established Rosetti Superyahcts has revealed its 85-metre expedition supply vessel created in collaboration with Rolls-Royce Marine and designer Tommaso Spadolini.

The yacht is fully customised, constructed at the shipbuilder’s San Vitale shipyard in Italy. This is the first planned vessel we have seen from this new yacht builder.

As it is a custom design, the owner will be allowed to bring his or her own interior designers in. However, Spadolini has designed a proposal interior for the ship.

“This is the most ‘authentic’ yacht I’ve designed in my 40-year career,” he says. “A fundamental part of the design process was reviewing the many commercial ships launched by Rosetti to date. These rugged, seaworthy vessels are required to operate around the clock in all weathers, and that same DNA has been integrated into the design of the 85-metre expedition concept.”

Two variants of the vessel will be available, allowing the helipad to be located either amidship or aft. Both versions have 2,200GT and can accommodate large tenders.

“Another key consideration was that the project had to be buildable following design to market and design to service criteria,” says Fulvio Dodich, chairman of Rosetti Superyachts. “I’ve known Tommaso for over 20 years and we worked together to develop a design that combines his creativity with my knowledge of the needs of the market, while also meeting the technical criteria required by class for unrestricted navigation.”

Rosetti Superyachts is looking to corner the market with a focus on constructing reliable vessels inspired from its Norwegian commercial ship construction combined with Italian design.

Talking to Dodich, he says that the “market is right” for the vessels it is planning. He also suggests that supply vessels are a growing market in superyachts despite being a smaller market and a large upfront investment.