Biomimicry means imitating nature, be it shapes or other elements. Giovanni Griggo applied that principle, specifically the pattern of leaves, in working with Rosetti Superyachts for the Rosetti 52M Supply Vessel. It’s one example of a deliberate break with commonplace styling and design.
Griggo is the founder of Phi Design Lab, a studio comprised of young designers. He worked for Nuvolari Lenard as well as Maiora before forming the company. Fulvio Dodich, chairman and CEO of Rosetti Superyachts, says Griggo instantly understood the shipyard’s philosophy. “We love to work with different architects to offer different approaches to the same category of yachts,” he explains. “It is important for us to demonstrate our flexibility in offering different Supply Vessel concepts.” For instance, the shipyard already has a 48M Supply Vessel proposal. This new design is certainly different in appearance, starting with the lattice-like pattern aft, found on leaves.
Measuring 170’6”, the Rosetti 52M Supply Vessel combines ample toy stowage with healthy relaxation space. One such space, the tender garage, can handle both duties. Just forward of the transom, it has folding hatches to each side. Put the tenders in the water, and the terraces turn it into 861 square feet (80 square meters) of sunning and lounging area. Considering the megayacht’s beam is 30’8” (9.4 meters), it should ensure a party of 10 can spread out. In addition, it’s in proximity to a gym and spa, with a bright ambiance thanks to the glass-bottomed pool directly above.
The pool underscores how alfresco enjoyment plays a big role aboard the Rosetti 52M Supply Vessel. So does the nearly 1,529 square feet (142 square meters) of aft deck, suitable for a variety of purposes. In the rendering above, the megayacht has a helipad. Alternately, arrange the area as a dedicated beach club.
Griggo and Phi Design Lab grace the Rosetti 52M Supply Vessel with some surprises elsewhere as well. A chaise lounge runs the length of the saloon to port (above). The saloon also has a striking stainless steel sculpture, separating it from the dining area. It echoes the rails outside. While the four below-decks guest staterooms and main-deck master are customary, the sundeck is not. Opt for an alfresco cinema forward, where the stars can meet the solar system stars.
Operated by eight crew plus the captain, the Rosetti 52M Supply Vessel should see 4,500 nautical miles at 10 knots. Top speed with MTU power should be 16 knots.
Both Rosetti and Griggio are at the Monaco Yacht Show this week, with a model of the megayacht at the Rosetti stand.