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Rossinavi Unveils Futuristic Catamaran "Oneiric" Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

Italian shipyard Rossinavi in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) have established a new era of sustainable yachting with Oneiric. Combining the renowned signature of ZHA’s design with maximum functionality and cutting-edge technology, the Oneiric is designed and engineered without compromise, providing an unrivalled experience for the Owner and guests while prioritising the health of the ocean.

The Oneiric is a Rossinavi green-technology flagship. Three levels of solar panels are seamlessly integrated into the design to charge a highly efficient battery pack. An artificial intelligence driven control centre monitors energy consumption and battery status as well as observes environmental impact to advise on the most sustainable behaviours. On a day trip, Oneiric can cruise up to 100% of the time in full-electric mode with zero emissions. On transatlantic crossings, the yacht can cruise in full-electric mode up to 70% of the time, saving approximately 40 tonnes of CO2 compared to a conventional vessel. The solar panels, continually charging the battery pack during daylight hours, are also designed for the periods when the yacht is not in use and, when moored, it can power a family villa on land.

The multihulls are more energy-efficient than conventional monohull yachts, due to their weight distribution and hulls length-to-width ratio that provide a better hydrodynamic efficiency.

A render of Rossinavi’s Oneiric, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

This pursuit of environmental sustainability is driven by a desire to conserve the well-being of the ocean's ecosystems. Rossinavi’s technological innovations and philosophy of sustainability are inspired by phytoplankton, a small marine algae that converts sunlight into energy and provides more than half of the Earth’s annual oxygen production. These billions of microscopic organisms remind us that, working together, we can all contribute to a healthier environment.

The design of the yacht’s exterior and interior is informed by the fluidity and dynamism of ocean waves. The sinuous lines and reflective surfaces of the yacht’s exterior are continued throughout the interior, blurring the boundaries between vessel and sea.

The main deck cockpit is composed of a patio with walls and ceiling which are slightly curved to create an organic continuity that significantly opens the views to the water. Going down the stairs to the swim platforms, the area widens further, shedding the walls and ceiling to give a direct connection with the sea.

Multiple interior and outdoor lounge and dining areas, not to mention the elegant media room with entertainment technologies, are joined by a large Owner’s suite and four guest cabins. The size of these areas is exceptional: the master bedroom enjoys a 180-degree view with a composition of skylights that also allow light to filter in from above. The yacht's interior spaces interconnect, a feature that makes the design unique. The Owner’s suite provides direct access to the forward outdoor lounge area, which can be shaded by retractable structures.

Rossinavi’s Oneiric main saloon (Z-PlayII by Zaha Hadid Design as coffee table shown for visualisation purposes)

The visual and tactile characteristics of the materials for these spaces were selected and arranged to define an immersive environment that accentuates the fluid lines of the design. The consideration of weight is crucial to all yacht design and for Oneiric the lightweight interior materials – many of which are recycled and recyclable – were chosen for energy efficiency and optimal performance.

The serenity on board is visual as well as auditory. Oneiric's full-electric mode is capable of silent operations. In addition, the yacht benefits from the effects of Rossinavi Zero Noise technology that isolates all noise on board at the original source. This innovation has been installed on board all Rossinavi yachts for several years. The sound reduction is already high, on an electric boat the sound isolation will be even more efficient since the electric is silent itself.


  • Length Overall: 44.00 m – 144′ 4″ Maximum Beam: 13.75 m – 45’ 1″

  • Maximum Draft: 2.00 m – 6’ 7’’

  • Gross Tonnage: < 500 GT

  • Guests: 2 + 8

  • Guest Cabins: 1 + 4

  • Crew Members: 1 + 6

  • Crew Cabins: 1 + 3

  • Hull & Superstructure Material: Aluminium

  • Exterior Design: Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Interior Design: Zaha Hadid Architects


Rossinavi’s journey to becoming one the the world’s foremost custom superyacht builder started in the Tuscan town of Viareggio in the 1980s. Founded by brothers Claudio and Paride Rossi, they began their careers as metalworkers, expertly forming the hulls of fishing boats in steel and aluminium. Under the banner of Cantiere Navali Rossi, they quickly cemented their reputations within the industry as capable of producing at the highest level of quality and professionalism. Throughout the 1990s the family-run company worked as a supplier to the luxury yacht sector, building up their knowledge and mastery of their craft until 2007 when the Rossinavi brand was officially born. Finally building superyachts under their own name, Rossinavi quickly excelled.

Today, after launching numerous luxury yachts from 40-70 metres in length, and with several currently in production, the shipyard enjoys its ongoing position as the only family-owned-and-operated superyacht company in Italy. Working with Tuscany’s finest materials and artisans, all of Rossinavi’s construction is completed in-house and more than half of the craftsmanship that goes into making our custom yachts is done exclusively by hand. An unrivalled level of quality is the defining characteristic of a Rossinavi yacht - and so it will remain for generations to come.


Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) redefined architecture for the 21st century with a repertoire of projects that have captured imaginations across the globe. Form and space are woven within the structure of their works that evolve from the surrounding environments. Receiving the highest honours from professional and academic institutions worldwide, ZHA is one of the world’s most consistently inventive architectural studios—and has been for four decades. These 40 years of research are inscribed within every project. Marrying innovative design with ecologically sound materials and sustainable construction practices, ZHA does not look at the disparate parts, but works to understand them as a whole to meet the challenges and aspirations of a new generation.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of ZHA


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