A violinist and a soprano serenaded the Rossinavi Piacere as she lowered into the water and celebrated her christening earlier this week. Named after the Italian word for “pleasure,” she represents the joy a family looks forward to experiencing onboard.
Previously publicized as LUX, the megayacht features styling by Horacio Bozzo and interior design by the shipyard’s staff and Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design. At 164 feet (49.95 meters) and with a steel hull, she accommodates 11 in the owner’s party. Ten crewmembers and their captain have accommodations as well.
The “pleasure” theme of Piacere is readily apparent. Take, for instance, her beach club, with a skylight brightening the lounging area inside. The beach club also has a steam room. Family dinners and after-dinner conversations will be extra special due to full-height glass to both sides of the dining area and saloon. Glass insets in the outer bulwarks enhance the views even more. Of course, since owners and their guests spend the majority of their time outside, the Rossinavi Piacere has dining and bar areas on her sundeck—which measures 1,399 square feet (130 square meters). A hardtop and sliding glass doors can protect the areas, too.
While the owner is American, cruising multiple oceans is an important consideration. In fact, voyages throughout the Pacific Ocean are among the itineraries that have the family most excited. To that end, the Rossinavi Piacere should see a range of 3,800 nautical miles at a 12-knot cruising speed. Twin Caterpillar engines allow that, as well as a top speed of 15 knots.
Further with a beam of nearly 29 feet (8.8 meters), Piacere features a refined interior ambience, primarily with flamed walnut wood, Tay wood, and white-lacquered surfaces. Additionally, steel and marble are used as accents. The combination of all of these is found in the full-beam master suite, the upper-deck saloon, and more. Relaxation off the yacht, meanwhile, comes courtesy of a 23-foot (7-meter) tender, a 13-foot (4-meter) service boat, and two PWCs. Notably, Rossinavi manufactured the launching and storage platform for all of these, especially for the megayacht.
“Piacere is the result of an encounter between two families: Rossinavi, a family of builders, and the owner’s close family,” comments Federico Rossi, COO of Rossinavi. “Rossinavi carefully listened to the needs and dreams of the owner, who shared stories from the extensive experience of enjoying the sea and the desire for a boat entirely tailored to their needs.”
Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design teamfordesign.com
Horacio Bozzo Design horaciobozzo.com