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Rosetti launches RSY 38m EXP explorer superyacht

1 June 2021By Miranda Blazeby

Rosetti Superyachts has launched its first 37.83 metre explorer superyacht, the RSY 38m EXP. Known foremost for its construction of ocean-going supply vessels, this model represents Rosetti’s first venture into superyachting.

The launch took place at Rosetti's shipyard in Ravenna, Italy, and was attended by the owners and their family. The owners have worked closely with the Rosetti team throughout the construction process and were actively involved in the interior design and selection of accessories for the superyacht.

“This launch represents an important milestone […] it’s our first pleasure boat to touch water,” said chairman and chief executive of Rosetti Superyachts, Ermanno Bellettini. “Launching a 38 metre explorer in the scheduled timeframe was possible thanks to outstanding team work,” he added.

The superyacht, which was initially sold to the owners in December 2018, is built from steel and aluminium to a custom design by BurdissoCapponi Yachts & Design.

The 410 GT interior has an 8.85 metre beam and features various pieces of art, including a striking central staircase with a three-storey sculpture illuminated by a skylight, as well as an interplay of white lacquer, light and dark woods throughout.

Great attention has been paid to the connection between the interior and exterior, with windows and openings made as large as possible at the owner's request.

Accommodation is for a total of 10 guests in five cabins, comprising a main deck master suite and four lower deck guest cabins. The master cabin features his and hers bathrooms, a walk-in wardrobe, and a built-in balcony. "They [the owners] didn't want to have any complicated balconies with hydraulic systems. They just wanted a space that was outside without having to get the crew involved," said Rosetti Superyachts sales and marketing director Andrea Giora.

Moving aft, the main deck has been split into a veranda style seating area offering wide sea views and a dining area. A custom 150-bottle wine cellar meanwhile acts as a divider between the guest areas and the owner's stateroom.

The exterior meanwhile, which comes from Sergio Cutolo's Hydro Tec, features "contemporary styling" with "tense, angular lines".

The yacht's seven metre tender will sit on the upper deck to allow room for a beach club and swim platform. It is powered by twin MAN D2868 LE 425 engines for a cruising speed of 10 to 11 knots and top speed of 13 knots.

Reflecting on the work of Hydro Tec and BurdissoCapponi, Giora said: “Their outstanding cooperation and professionalism in defining the project that the owners had in mind was essential to respect the given timing. The RSY 38m EXP represents our first tangible experience of a totally custom-built ship and this demonstrates the strength and reliability of our shipyard in satisfying the requirements of all owners.”

Over the next few months, the designers will finish work on the interiors before the explorer yacht is scheduled to undergo sea trials. Delivery is expected in July, after which the yacht will debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2021.

Other designs currently on Rosetti’s drawing board include a 48 and 85 metre support vessel designed by Tommaso Spadolini and a 52 metre supply vessel.