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Rossinavi Unveils 66 Metre Diesel Electric Motor Yacht Alchemy

Shipyard Rossinavi will officially unveil Alchemy, the 66-metre motor yacht at the Monaco Yacht Show (27-30 September). The fully custom motor yacht was completed and launched for sea trials earlier this year in the shipyard’s facility of Viareggio, Italy, and is a project by Vitruvius Yachts, a brand by Philippe Briand, while Enrico Gobbi - Team for Design is responsible for the interior design and outdoor spaces styling.

Rossinavi’s Alchemy, designed by Vitruvius Yachts with interior styling by Enrico Gobbi - Team for Design

An interior view of Alchemy. Photography by Giovanni Malgarini

This new vessel is Rossinavi’s latest superyacht with diesel-electric propulsion and is propelled by pods to reduce the loss of energy between the engines and navigation speed. Alchemy is an elegant 66m tri-deck motor yacht commissioned by a private client who has very much been involved in every aspect of the design project, with a focus on the outdoor areas and wellness aspects of the yacht. The energetic and powerful exchange of the client's wishes, combined with Rossinavi's expertise, proved very fruitful, thanks in part to the Owner's representative, Fabrizio Loi of U.S.-based Interyachting LLC, who carefully coordinated the designers, the production process, and the inspections performed by Mike Worthington - Lees of Wintherbothams Ltd. Construction features include:

  • The forward owner's cabin offers a clear view of the sea towards the aft, thanks to the spacious central corridor. This design feature creates a sense of openness and a strong connection to the maritime environment.

  • Noteworthy technical elements include custom features such as the specialised aft toy storage hatches. These incorporate a mechanical system designed to ensure stability when launching the tender into the water.

  • Emphasis has been placed on maximising onboard comfort and minimising vibration. Every technical and material choice, from the bow thruster to the air conditioning system and engine room layout, has been carefully considered to reduce onboard noise and vibrations, ultimately enhancing the overall comfort of the vessel.

“The key word for this vessel is balance. With the Vitruvius team, we were able to best express the know-how and skills we have gained through decades of experience; together we were able to work in synergy under the precious guidance and presence of the owner.”’ Says Federico Rossi, Chief Operating Officer of Rossinavi

An interior view of Alchemy. Photography by Giovanni Malgarini

“I was very lucky to meet this owner, who guided and empowered the entire team involved in the creation of his superyacht. A real "Alchemy", as the name evokes, a combination of elements which leads to an original and refined result: a streamlined and elegant 3 deck vessel, 66m long, that fits perfectly with what Vitruvius Yachts represents.” Says Philippe Briand, Founder of Vitruvius Yachts. Key design specifications include:

  • Alchemy’s silhouette is all about proportioned balance and exudes tranquillity. Its beauty is enhanced by optimal volumes and distribution of the living areas thanks to a meticulous process of research and development

  • Generous outdoor square meterage (over 330 sqm) well distributed across three different decks.

  • Main amenities include a jacuzzi, numerous sunpads, a bar and entertaining areas together with a barbecue positioned near one of the dining spaces. The bridge deck features a salon and another al fresco dining area for more formal occasions while the main deck exposes a large cockpit

  • A monumental, suspended staircase takes centre stage in the main salon and connects the bridge to the upper deck. The grand staircase creates a dramatic connection with the two areas through a vertical opening right in the heart of the yacht featuring suspended glass steps that are supported between two partitions of white Carrara marble

  • The Beach Club coincides with the vessel’s welcome area which is designed to give the impression of entering a spa. Teak wood enhanced by fine details in stainless steel and white marble with matt finish provides a relaxing atmosphere

  • The garage area has enough space to store a vast array of equipment from paddleboards to windsurfs, from water skis to two tenders (respectively of 7m and 8m long), water slides, inflatable docks and even mountain bikes for exploration trips on land.

The interior design and outdoor spaces style of Alchemy, conceived by Enrico Gobbi - Team for Design, is characterised by a calm and elegant atmosphere that influences all decks and areas. Every single piece of furniture is bespoke, including the oversized sofa in the main salon which is one of its kind. “Spa mood was the keyword for the interior design and exterior decor of this yacht; natural materials, soft colours, and essential shapes for the interiors. Soft indirect lights to 'wet' the simplicity of the forms, where the detail and construction quality had to emerge and characterise the space: 'detail makes the differences' this is the motto that we have followed more than ever in this project together with the owners. Never before on a yacht of this size have we worked that closely with the owners, who became full members of the design team: we started from a blank sheet of paper up to the design of the sofas’ decor and cushions to make every detail unique and unrepeatable. To sum up, in this refined project, luxury and uniqueness lie in the deep research for a refined detail.” Says Enrico Gobbi, Founder of Enrico Gobbi - Team for Design TECHNICAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION FEATURES OF M/Y ALCHEMY Length overall (LOA): 65.70m - 215.5ft Beam: 11.31m - 37.1ft Draft: 3.11m - 10.2ft Gross tonnage: 1194 GT Material: steel, aluminium Top speed: 16 kn Cruising speed: 12 kn Guest cabin: 5+1 Crew cabin: 8+1 Exterior Design: Philippe Briand - Vitruvius Yachts Interior Design: Enrico Gobbi - Team For Design Naval Architecture: Philippe Briand - Vitruvius Yachts & Rossinavi

An interior view of Alchemy. Photography by Giovanni Malgarini

MORE ON PHILIPPE BRIAND – VITRUVIUS YACHTS The internationally acclaimed naval architect and yacht designer Philippe Briand is a driving force in his field. He made his name designing award-winning sailing yachts under his own brand name and building on that experience has led him to create a revolutionary range of motor yachts Vitruvius Yachts. Inspired by a childhood sailing in the yachting centre of La Rochelle, France, Philippe Briand has dedicated his life to perfecting the art of conquering the sea. His designs stand out for their technical excellence and precision, combined with his strong artistic flair and ability to drive innovative design trends as he seeks perfection. As one of the founders of the Water Revolution Foundation he contributes to the standards moving towards the neutralisation of the ecological footprint of the yachting industry, and Vitruvius Yachts are 30% more efficient than other yachts of comparable size. With over 12,000 boats built to date Philippe Briand could reasonably be considered the most prolific yacht designer of our time. His loyal client base of extremely discerning owners appreciate his collaborative approach to design – they are involved at every stage of shaping their own remarkable superyacht. With offices in both London and La Rochelle, Briand and his team of designers and engineers work with yacht owners around the world who are looking for the very best. The impressive range of Vitruvius Yachts may range in size to over 100m in length. Briand’s meticulous attention to detail means they are perfected to the nearest millimetre. This dedicated approach to intelligent, sustainable yet stunningly elegant design has been recognized internationally with 34 prestigious yacht awards so far. / MORE ON ENRICO GOBBI - TEAM FOR DESIGN Team for Design is a Yacht Design and Architecture firm established in 2005 and based in Italy, in the historic city of Venice. The most unique town on the water is a cradle of art, architecture and is representative of the Italian Style. Not least, native town of Team for Design’s chief designer Enrico Gobbi. Venice has had a relevant influence on the designer’s professional formation, his strong relation both with architecture and water reflects the presence of both these elements in the old town. Enrico Gobbi, after graduating from the world-renowned University of Architecture in Venice (IUAV), obtained a specialisation in Yacht Design and started working in the marine industry.

Many years of experience achieved by collaborating with some of the most renowned design companies and shipyards brought him to become the creative mind of Team for Design. Team for Design along with Enrico Gobbi, brings together designers with different views of design and architecture from all over the world under the same firm, hence the word "TEAM" in our company name. We have an absolute passion for exceptional design, our mood is “all is possible: we draw your dreams... with a realistic vision”. The team for Design’s activities include exterior/interior design of custom superyachts and serial production yachts, beginning from the conceptual drawings up to the executive phase and project management during construction. Not least, the development of exclusive residential projects for some of our affectionate Clients brought us to open a Residential Department that creates luxurious interior design projects and prestigious buildings and villas.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Rossinavi


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