According to a statement by the studio, the project is “well underway” at Rossinavi’s Viareggio shipyard in Italy with delivery scheduled for 2023.
The 66 metre motor yacht will join the studio's Lifestyle series with interior styling by Enrico Gobbi's Team for Design. Vitruvius Yachts also revealed that the owner is a “focused and discerning yachtsman” who has “chartered twice a year for the last 20 years.”
Information about the project’s features is limited, but renderings show that the multi-deck motor yacht will feature cleans lines and is equipped with three al fresco dining spaces and a bar located aft on the main deck, upper deck and flybridge. An additional outdoor lounge area is situated forward on the top deck. The studio has also confirmed that “the yacht’s owner plans to exclusively use it for private holidays with friends and family.”
The conditions in which the new-build has come to fruition is a true sign of the times – the owners and designers have collaborated on the project solely through video calls.
Philippe Briand, the naval architect leading the design team at Vitruvius Yachts, elaborated: “on a recent call with the owner [...] we joked that this must be the first yacht to be built on Zoom, because we have been working together for over one year now without ever having physically met.”
“It has been a fascinating and stimulating process designing this 66-metre yacht, as the owner is one of the most thorough and knowledgeable clients that I have had the pleasure to work with in my four decades as a yacht designer,” added Briand.
The designers at Vitruvius Yachts are also busy working a 55 metre ice-classed explorer, known as Project Shinkai, which will be delivered in 2021.