Completed hull of Longitude 47 FR034 pictured by Rossinavi
by Simon Hardie
A picture of the completed hull of 46.8 metre Longitude 47, hull FR034, has been revealed by Italian yacht builder Rossinavi. The photo was taken as the hull entered the shed at the yard in Viareggio.
Rossinavi announced the order for the semi-custom, all-aluminium Longitude 47 in March 2015, around the same time as it announced the sale of a new build 50 metre custom explorer yacht — project Endurance 50 ( FR032). Both yachts are due for delivery in 2017.
The new Longitude 47 has a sporty design, but unlike a typical sports boat has plenty of interior living. “The Longitude 47 is a unique boat in its design, the large spaces available onboard are usually expected on displacement yachts with classic lines,” said Rossinavi COO Federico Rossi.
“An innovative architecture allowed us to develop a sporty yacht with unusual proportions,” added the Longitude 47’s exterior designer Fulvio de Simoni. He described the yacht as having “a unique personality and a determination to a clean and pure design”.
The aft exterior space has a raised cockpit set above the main deck, which provides open outdoor living while giving more privacy to the main deck saloon.
The interior designer is yet to be named, but it is known that FR034 will accommodate 12 guests in six staterooms, including a panoramic owner’s suite and VIP set on the main deck.
Three large saloon areas are a hallmark of the layout, one which continues indoors from the ample beach area and is being touted as a “beach saloon”.
The Longitude 47 will have a large garage capable of accommodating two tenders, two seabobs, two Jet skis, scuba diving equipment and a range of toys. The project also outlines a telescopic gym in the bow area.
The FR034 will hit an estimated top speed of 21 knots, is powered by twin diesel MTU 12V 4000 M93L engines, and will have a range of 3,800 nautical miles at 12 knots.