Rosetti Superyachts reveals 48 metre supply vessel concept

27 March 2018• Written by Chris Jefferies, • Written by Caroline White

Italian yard Rosetti Superyachts used the occasion of the 2018 Palm Beach International Boat Show to reveal the latest design to spring from its collaboration with designer Tommaso Spadolini.

The Rosetti 48M Supply Vessel is a more compact version of the 85 metre concept revealed by the yard back in November 2017.

The Rosetti 48M is available in both superyacht and support vessel guises

"This yacht has a double life,” added CEO Fulvio Dodich. “It can be used as a big lounge club with a bathing platform and swimming pool, or the customer can decide to use it as more of a real supply vessel with a lot of toys.”

Spadolini’s exterior design offers a balance between a sense of rugged seaworthiness and family appeal, all while staying under the 500GT threshold.

Key features include an aft deck that measures almost 18 metres long, giving enough space for touch-and-go helicopter operations. In its superyacht guise, this space would be dedicated to an infinity pool instead.

Accommodation is for up to ten guests split across five cabins, including a master suite that can be situated on the main deck or the upper deck — the latter option includes a private aft deck.

Rosetti has placed a strong emphasis on operational efficiency, with particular attention paid to crew circulation. For example, the captain’s cabin is adjacent to the wheelhouse, the engineer’s cabin sits alongside the engine room and there would be a dedicated laundry room on the lower deck.

Power would come from twin-screw diesel propulsion system, with both Caterpillar and MTU versions available. Rosetti estimates a top speed of 16 knots and comfortable cruising at 14 knots.

Meanwhile, the yard also disclosed further details about the superyacht version of its 85 metre design, which could be fitted with a diesel-electric powertrain for a 5,000 nautical mile range at 15 knots.