She has finally arrived. Dressed in white, with her intriguing lines, Emocean, a.k.a. the RSY 38m EXP, debuted at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival. She’s the first creation of Rosetti Superyachts, a relatively young enterprise that’s part of the nearly 100-year-old Rosetti Marino Group. Emocean’s experienced owners commissioned her to spend long periods onboard in comfort and safety in all sea conditions. While relying on the knowledge of shipyard and its parent company, they also were closely involved in all aspects of design and construction. They wanted to interact with the builder, to know the suppliers, to speak with them, and to select the best contractor for each element coming onboard.
The lines of Emocean, from Hydro Tec, are bold and elegant. “The exterior design is a reflection of the yacht’s functionality and reliability, which were the key priorities for the owners,” says Sergio Cutolo of the studio. At a glance, the lines are not exactly those of an explorer yacht. Yet, Emocean’s range of 5,000 nautical miles at 10 knots and “palatial internal and external volumes,” as Andrea Giora, RSY’s sales director, says, leave no doubts. Additionally, RSY 38m EXP boasts almost 792 gallons (3,000 liters) of refrigerator and freezer capacity in the galley and in a technical room on the lower deck. The 124-footer (37.83-meter) has no less than 7,535 square feet (700 square meters)of floor space between the interiors and exteriors, too. Including a beam of 29 feet (8.85 meters) and a volume of 432 GT, she rivals larger yachts.
Inside, Emocean is modern and contemporary, a comfortable house. It is the work of BurdissoCapponi Yachts & Design, based in Ravenna, Italy. Since the owners intend to fully exploit the yacht’s potential, the designers paid strong attention to functional use of space. They also divided the layout into a succession of spaces. For example, a lounge (below) provides continuum with the aft deck. This lounge and the dining area don’t occupy the same floorspace, either. Furthermore, the main deck’s dominant element is the lobby. A transitional area, with a marvelous, custom-designed, 150-bottle wine cellar (above, left), separates the saloon and dining areas. It’s a voyage in the best winemakers worldwide. It’s also where the ventilation trunks narrow the beam. As for the the lobby, it’s forward of the dining area (above, right). A custom sculpture sits in a central position in the stairwell, just below the skylight from the sundeck.
“We wanted to find a style reminiscent of a Mediterranean villa with large windows and terraces overlooking the sea,” says Francesca Burdisso, co-founder of the design studio. “We sought to merge the two styles, the more nautical one with a feeling for home living, informal and elegant at the same time.” Thus the interior style focuses on the use of light Creta oak and dark smoked oak, plus materials set out in three dimensions. Indeed, some parts of the overheads are lowered in free planimetric development. Art niches play their part in the architecture’s definition, too, plus the lighting design. Emocean has homogenous, diffused light and “zonal” light, corresponding to areas with lowered ceilings.
The owners still chose a main-deck master stateroom, with a fixed balcony accessible through a sliding glass door. They chose this solution so that they can use it without help from the crew, thus ensuring greater privacy. The cabin includes a private office, a walk-in wardrobe, and a large his and her bath with surfaces in silk Georgette marble with both a raw and brushed finish. Guests get two doubles and two twins on the lower deck.
The megayacht boasts many cozy alfresco areas, among them a beautiful beach area. But, one final interior area reveals her owners’ personal touch. Notably and unconventionally, her main saloon is on the upper deck. It truly is the main saloon, too, on top of the owners’ world, to admire from the floor-to-ceiling windows the spectacular ocean views. A great emotion, like her name evokes.
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