June 13 saw a private celebration for the launch of Florentia, the latest custom megayacht from Rossinavi. The 800-gross-ton project derives abundant inspiration from nature, both in her exterior lines and her interior design.
The exterior-styling design brief for Studio Vafiadis called for “classic features and shapes meet modern details,” explains Stefano Vafiadis. Therefore, abundant curves and arches appear in the profile of this 170’6” (52-meter) motoryacht. Yet, the owner wanted timeless appeal, so nothing appears too dramatic or trendy. Similarly, the owner wanted gentle, soft lines throughout the interior. In fact, Carlo Colombo of the A++ design studio says, “Florentia’s interior design was inspired by the shapes of nature and ocean waves, combined with technology and continuous research of design functionality.” Ultimately, spaces needed to welcome the owner and guests into a welcoming, peaceful atmosphere.
The master suite and guest staterooms are good examples. According to current tendencies, Florentia situates the master suite forward on the main deck, with a balcony. Saddle-stitched leather covers the headboard, a material found throughout the yacht, in fact. Specifically, leathers, warm tones, and pale woods characterize the decor. As for the headboard, it’s additionally curvy. Similarly, both the ceiling and the sole in the sleeping area show off curvaceous lines, leading your eyes toward the en suite bath. Heightening the restful ambience even more, A++ commissioned mirrored artwork—rounded, of course—for the ceiling, to pick up the sunlight and redirect it down to the bed directly below. The stateroom spans the 33’10” (10.35-meter) beam, too.
The 10 guests who can cruise aboard have generous spaces to enjoy as well. For instance, Florentia features a nearly open-plan saloon and dining area on the main deck. Just a custom cabinet separates the two. To accommodate the full crowd, large settees stretch from the aft end of the saloon toward amidships. Up one deck, the traditional upper-deck lounge can convert into a theater, since a projector drops down from the ceiling. Double-sided settees and a bar round out the room’s features. Very Important People have the quickest access to this room, since the VIP suite sits forward on the same deck. They get a private balcony, plus an alfresco hot tub.
Sea trials in the coming weeks should confirm a cruising speed of 13½ knots under Caterpillar power, along with a 5,000-nautical-mile range at 10 knots.
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