Springtime 2021 probably can’t come soon enough for the owners of project LUX, a.k.a. FR042. That’s when these American cruisers will take delivery of their new megayacht from Rossinavi.
LUX measures 49 meters, or the equivalent of 161 feet. She features styling from a studio familiar to the Italian shipyard, Horacio Bozzo Design. Several years ago, for instance, the two firms created the Bahamas Series. Coincidentally, that series sprang from the desire to attract more U.S.-based yacht buyers.
While the Bahamas Series features semi-displacement hulls, for shallow-water cruising, LUX is a full-displacement design. She should draw eight feet (2.45 meters), thanks to engineering by Arrabito Naval Architects. This doesn’t mean some skinny waters are off limits, of course. But, it does indicate the primary type of cruising the owners plan to pursue. In fact, the owners intend to travel throughout the Pacific Ocean, further taking on tough conditions when Mother Nature presents them. Overall, LUX should see a good range exceeding 3,800 nautical miles while traveling at 10 knots. Her twin Caterpillar C32 diesel engines should allow an overall top speed of 15 knots and cruising speed of 12 knots (under half load).
Falling beneath the 500-gross-ton mark, LUX is still largely under wraps details-wise. Rossinavi is not yet disclosing the number of accommodations, for example, or stand-out decor features. Regardless, it does say that Enrico Gobbi is handling interior design with the owners. One feature in the hint of a drawing above might reveal what’s to come. The cut-out bulwark aft likely means LUX 49 has full-height or nearly full-height glass in the saloon or dining area. Whatever the case, the megayacht has a 28’9” (8.8-meter) beam.
One small detail that Rossinavi is sharing for now: LUX will have a big toy garage forward.