A boatload of teamwork and creativity ensured the success of this fully custom Rossinavi under the guidance of an experienced owner. As Lel makes her debut on the charter market with Ocean Independence, we took the chance to tour around this 50 metre motor yacht.
The custom 50-metre Rossinavi Lel raises the bar in the art and science of reimagining a superyacht’s exterior proportions – or, to be more specific, its decks. Lel’s aft deck sits 90 centimetres higher than the rest of the main deck. This seemingly subtle change creates a lofty, private lounge on the aft deck, far out of sight of quayside gawkers, as well as what is without doubt the standout space on board – the cavernous beach club below. But there’s more to this layout edit than meets the eye.
Delivered in 2020 by Rossinavi, the 50 metre Lel is the first collaboration between the Italian shipyard and designer Luca Dini. The brief called for a yacht with plentiful spaces for entertaining that could be used year-round in any weather, all while keeping the interior volume under 500GT and the length under 50 metres so that the yacht can easily go into port. The finished product has resulted in an exterior with sporty and sharp lines that is not overtly aggressive, paired with a blunt-nosed, vertical bow and black radar mast that adds an edgy feel to her profile.
The main saloon
Interior spaces on board Lel have been designed with a neutral colour palette that's interspersed with reflective materials, well-designed lighting and pops of colour. The main saloon features extra-large windows and a forward bulkhead in black and gold marble, a motif matched by the soft goods.
Accommodation on board Lel comprises six guest cabins for 12 guests with a crew of nine. A full-beam master suite on the main deck cultivates a feeling of openness; glass doors on the starboard side lead out on to an integrated balcony that can be used even in port, while a glass-walled bathroom is left entirely open to the bedroom. This glass frames a silver-coated bathtub that is a work of art in itself, and the dramatic bathroom is adorned in white and grey onyx, shining stainless steel and counters with under lighting.
The beach club
Comprising a lounge and swimming platform complete with a cocktail bar, the beach club has been designed as a spectacular living room on the water with a generous ceiling height of over two metres. When not in use, loose furniture can be easily moved to allow the space to transition easily into a tender garage.
The beach club is accessed only from an internal stairwell; there are no exterior steps down to the bathing platform so it can also be used as another indoor lounge. The hull cut-outs that make this space count towards outdoor living rather than internal volume are angled upwards to manage airflow, so it's never too breezy inside with the transom doors closed.
A cocktail bar, sun loungers and a glass-bottomed spa pool surrounded by greenery make for a fun-filled sundeck to enjoy in warmer weather. The spa pool sits directly over the central stairwell, so light is filtered through its glass bottom and streams down into a dazzling metallic stairwell. Glass steps allow the light to keep going down and down into the yacht’s interior for a stunning visual effect. An additional saltwater pool can be found on the foredeck.
The exterior lounge
The upper deck veranda offers an al fresco lounge for enjoying the outdoors whatever the weather. The partially covered area offers comfortable seating and a table for al fresco dining, and the entire aft deck can even be temporarily enclosed in glass with heaters installed in the ceiling for staying warm on cooler nights.
Lel is currently available for charter with Ocean Independence with a weekly charter rate starting from €285,000.