After more than 90 years of constructing commercial ships, an Italian conglomerate is turning its attention to megayachts. Rosetti Marino, dating to 1925, has formed the Rosetti Superyachts division. What’s more, a yachting veteran is leading the way.
Rosetti Marino, a publicly traded company, comprises 18 different companies and employs 1,200 people across multiple locations. Its San Vitale shipyard in Ravenna, Italy (above), is headquarters for Rosetti Superyachts, further supported by a Monaco office. Located in northern Italy on the Adriatic Sea, the yard includes two large build sheds as well as a dry dock. Mechanical workshops are on site, too. It’s delivered 119 vessels measuring 131 to 459 feet (40 to 140 meters), including ferries, cargo ships, and supply ships.
Rosetti Superyachts intends to build megayachts between 131 and 492 feet (40 and 150 meters). Both traditional yachts and expedition yachts are available, built on a semi-custom and custom basis. Furthermore, it’s focusing on “long-range supply vessels,” a.k.a. support or shadow vessels.
Rosetti Superyachts’ partner and chairman knows yachting quite well. He’s Fulvio Dodich, who joined Ferretti Yachts in 1996. He went on to spend more than a decade managing the brand. In addition, two other Ferretti Group brands, namely Mochi Craft and Custom Line, came under his authority in 2005 and 2006, respectively. From 2013 to 2014, Dodich was CEO of Sanlorenzo, resigning for family reasons. He holds a 10-percent stake in Rosetti’s yachting division. A native of Ravenna, Dodich says, “We took the decision to launch this initiative based on Rosetti Marino’s remarkable experience, solid financial background, and exceptional facilities.”
To entice interest, a few concept designs exist, from Design Studio Spadolini. The first is a 279-foot (85-meter) expedition megayacht (above, both images; click to enlarge). Displacing 2,200 gross tons, the yacht has a beam of 47’6” (14.5 meters). Commodious owner and guest accommodations for 12, along with plentiful stowage for toys, are highlights. Large craft can go on deck, for example, while a certified heli deck permits stowing a helicopter aboard. Design Studio Spadolini and Rosetti Superyachts have two proposals for the helipad, located centrally or fully aft. Either way, a central gangway connects it to the superstructure, for convenience. Finally, for for performance, four MTUs should permit a 20-knot maximum speed and 15-knot cruise speed. At that cruise speed, she should see a 5,500-nautical-mile range.
Engineering and construction support for this, and other, Rosetti Superyachts projects will come from the 18 complementary companies under Rosetti Marino.