Stunning photos of Rossinavi yacht Taransay on sea trials

19 May 2015• Written by Laura Nineham

Rossinavi has released photos of its modern-classic motor yacht Taransay on her sea trials. The 40 metre Taransay, built as a modern replica of a yacht from the early 1930s, was launched in mid-April in Viareggio, Italy.

The perfectly-painted dark, shiny hull hit the water greeted by the owner's family and friends together with all the shipyard’s staff during her launch.

Taransay's Captain, Marco Santoro, revealed that the owner fell in love with classic yachts after chartering Ocean Glory. The 1930's yacht was designed by G.L. Watson, considered the iconic father of yacht design, and attentively refitted by Amico & Co shipyard in 2008. "He decided to have his own classic yacht built and asked me to follow the whole process," Santoro says. "The result fulfills his great expetations!"

The 40m Taransay on her sea trials

Despite her classic design,Taransay is a contemporary yacht equipped with the most advanced technology. Two Caterpillar C18 Acert 599kW each push her to a top speed of 14 knots, achieving a range of 3,500nm at 10 knots.

With a beam of 7.60m, Taransay offers plenty of space both inside and outside with a huge sun deck behind the wooden wheel house. All guest arrangements are located on the lower deck. A large owner suite and two twin cabins are abaft the roomy engine room amidship while two more guest cabins are located forward. Considering that the yacht features a classic canoe stern, a direct access to the sea is granted by a hinged platform hidden in the hull starboard side accessed via the boarding ladder.

"The interiors look as classic as the exterior with a few contemporary touches provided by exquisite fabrics and materials such as leather tiles flooring in the owner cabin," explains interior designer Alain Tassin.

The modern classic yacht Taransay

Hull No FR029 from the Italian builder, Taransay is capable of reaching a top speed of 14 knots, a cruising speed of 12 knots and has a range of 3,500 nautical miles at 9.5 knots, thanks to her twin 599kW Caterpillar C-18 engines.

Taransay features exterior syling by the Rossinavi in-house team in collaboration with STB Italia and an interior designed by Studio Tassin. She can accommodate 10 guests in five cabins, which includes a full-beam master suite on the lower deck. Taransay also has crew accommodation for seven.

Taransay at her launch

Boat International was invited for an exclusive look at Taransay in-build. Find out more about this Rossinavi superyacht in our report.