Rossinavi - Istante

Superyacht - - What’s On - By Ro­ber­to Fran­zo­ni

“A small yacht, but de­si­gned to stand up to seas. Con­struc­tion height is of 3 me­tres for an ove­rall leng­th of 16.80 me­tres. The con­struc­tion height of our 50 me­tre Lon­gi­tu­de is 4 me­tres”. this is how Fe­de­ri­co Ros­si CEO de­scri­bes a yacht whi­ch can be ter­med as being out of the or­di­na­ry at lea­st for this Via­reg­gio ba­sed shi­pyard whi­ch has been fo­cu­sing on builds over 50 me­tres. But this one is so­me­thing spe­cial, built for a spe­cial client. “We’re fir­st and fo­re­mo­st spe­cia­li­sed in buil­ding cu­stom ma­de ya­ch­ts - he says – the­re­fo­re we de­li­ver what is re­que­sted al­ways. In the gi­ven ca­se we we­re well be­low our usual leng­ths, but this one is the mo­st lu­xu­rious we ha­ve ever built so far, it stands out of any mar­ket lo­gic. Istante is the real na­me and Lo­by55 is the na­me we ha­ve gi­ven to it. Any­way it is all built in alu­mi­nium al­loy, to the hi­gh stan­dards we nor­mal­ly ap­ply to our me­ga­ya­ch­ts, even if this one is on­ly 55’ and costs about fi­ve ti­mes mo­re than so­me­thing built in se­ries of the sa­me si­ze”. This yacht ta­kes af­ter Ame­ri­can lob­ster boa­ts and is built wi­th all the qua­li­ta­ti­ve fea­tu­res nor­mal­ly ap­plied to Fra­tel­li Ros­si’s me­ga­ya­ch­ts, su­ch as re-en­for­ced bul­kheads, rock wool in­su­la­tion ma­te­rial. Gim­bal­led gal­ley parts and em­bel­li­shed fur­ni­tu­re. This is a small me­ga­ya­cht wan­ted by a client who has be­co­me a friend of the Ros­si fa­mi­ly, Lu­ca Ba­ril­la. Our con­tri­bu­tion and wor­king re­la­tion­ship wi­th Ba­ril­la, the va­lue ad­ded whi­ch does away wi­th the di­stan­ce se­pa­ra­ting client and shi­pyard in­vol­ved goes back to 1994 when Re­lax a ten me­tre was built for him, then ca­me Tex a 24 me­tre built in 2001. Back in 1994 when Lu­ca Ba­ril­la fir­st met Clau­dio and Pa­ri­de Ros­si main­ly be­cau­se they re­pre­sen­ted the on­ly yard that could ta­ke on the chal­len­ge of buil­ding an all alu­mi­nium yacht he had de­vi­sed. What Lu­ca was loo­king for at the ti­me was

the ca­pa­ci­ty to cu­sto­mi­ze eve­ry­thing and thanks to a re­ci­pro­cal mu­tual fee­ling in terms of ideas and cri­ti­ci­sms- al­ways over­co­me – be­cau­se they we­re ne­ver ta­ken for in­sur­moun­ta­ble pro­blems but as an op­por­tu­ni­ty ai­med at up­gra­ding and im­pro­ving con­struc­tion pro­ces­ses. Lu­ca Ba­ril­la says: “I im­me­dia­te­ly con­si­de­red Pa­ri­de and Clau­dio Ros­si as fa­mi­ly mem­bers, wi­th whom I could speak free­ly and na­tu­ral­ly wi­thout being for­mal.the pro­blems that could be en­coun­te­red we­ren’t con­si­de­red as su­ch, but we­re trea­ted as needs and re­quests that nee­ded to be ad­dres­sed. When the­re was a ‘pro­blem’ the Ros­si’s we­re the­re, rea­dy to sol­ve it wha­te­ver it was, by of­fe­ring se­ve­ral so­lu­tions of­ten from the work­shop whi­ch in­vol­ved: uni­que pie­ces, one offs. So­me we­re works of art even. When I de­ci­ded to sell Re­lax at the end of Au­gu­st 2015, it was pain­ful, I could feel the pain, that boat to me, had a li­fe of its own and par­ting from it was ter­ri­ble and that is what the Ros­si bro­thers ma­na­ged to do for me. For­tu­na­te­ly a good friend of mi­ne bought it, and tru­sted me sin­ce the boat was about twen­ty years old, wi­th ma­ny a mi­le un­der its belt, ne­ver the slighte­st pro­blem, hi­ghly sa­fe and mo­re so­lid than ever”. Ve­ro­ni­ca Ros­si, Pa­ri­de’s daughter well re­mem­bers her meeting wi­th Lu­ca Ba­ril­la in 2000, when the Ba­ril­la’s, due to new en­tries in the fa­mi­ly, de­ci­ded to re­turn to the Ros­si’s wi­th a new re­que­st

whi­ch could be shared ta­king in­to ac­count eve­ryo­ne’s re­qui­re­men­ts: from the ol­de­st mo­ther in the fa­mi­ly to the youn­ge­st 3 and 4 year olds. But Tex was “bul­let proof” dead­ly sa­fe. And it is thanks to this con­cern for sa­fe­ty at sea that Lu­ca felt he was gua­ran­teed of the work to be do­ne, fir­stly by Giu­sep­pe So­le a tru­sted technical en­gi­neer dear to the Ba­ril­la’s and se­cond­ly by Pa­ri­de and Clau­dio’s technical know-how and per­so­nal re­lia­bi­li­ty. “We’ve re-in­tro­du­ced our con­cept of full cu­sto­mi­za­tion in­to ea­ch and eve­ry de­tail of the boat” ex­plains Fe­de­ri­co Ros­si – the gear on deck is built in er­gal from full blocks. The rai­ling, bol­lards are na­tu­ral­ly in stain­less on this mo­del. Steel tu­bes and pi­pes are not se­rial ones, but they’ve been shaped ac­cor­din­gly in hou­se as we nor­mal­ly do for lar­ge ya­ch­ts. This pro­ject has been de­vi­sed to de­li­ver per­for­man­ce and great com­fort on board. The A/C plant is equip­ped wi­th a fan coil, the­re’s a gy­ro­sco­pe sta­bi­li­ser in­stal­led and lps equip­ped 1200 Vol­vo en­gi­nes.the thic­k­ness of the hull bot­tom starts wi­th 8mm, re­du­cing to 6mm as you ri­se up the free­board en­ding wi­th 5 by the ti­me you’re at the top­si­des. The 50 me­tre En­du­ran­ce whi­ch will be Ice Class Com­pliant has the sa­me. Why are we doing this? Be­cau­se we li­ke to ‘over­kill’ if you li­ke but we feel we’re sim­ply being cau­tious be­cau­se the lar­ge ya­ch­ts we build are built up­si­de do­wn and the stron­ger wel­ding is on the bot­tom end in the ca­sing whi­ch forms a dou­ble keel, and the sec­tio­ning in blocks in­crea­ses ri­gi­di­ty. This yacht whi­ch ob­viou­sly does not pos­sess the blocks had to be ri­gid from the start and to do that we kept a tou­gh beam along the dou­ble bot­tom, as well as a self sup­por­ting struc­tu­re to support the weight, of the deck and su­per­struc­tu­re. As for the fil­ling and pain­ting cy­cles the­se are the sa­me as the ones per­for­med on me­ga­ya­ch­ts. This pha­se be­gins wi­th sta­bi­li­zing al­loy shee­ts, whi­ch is a fun­da­men­tal pro­cess to gua­ran­tee hi­gh qua­li­ty fi­ni­sh whi­ch is then fol­lo­wed up wi­th a fur­ther cy­cle. Con­struc­tion ti­me was do­wn to 14 mon­ths near­ly the sa­me as a me­ga­ya­cht, al­so be­cau­se spa­ces are de­ci­ded­ly smal­ler and the­re­fo­re pa­ral­lel ta­sking is less, due to lack of spa­ce and is al­so mo­re com­plex, whi­le at­ten­tion to de­tail re­mains and mu­st be the sa­me as for me­ga­ya­ch­ts”. In spi­te of the thic­k­nes­ses de­ployed, the dou­ble bot­tom and weight Istante Lo­by 55 tops 36 kno­ts wi­th a crui­sing speed of about 30 kno­ts and an econ crui­sing speed of 26. Rossinavi’s ar­chi­tect Va­len­ti­na Spe­cia­le tells of her in­vol­ve­ment wi­th Istante Lo­by 55 the smal­le­st yacht ever built by the Ros­si bro­thers: “Af­ter about six years of ac­qui­red ex­pe­rien­ce at Rossinavi, I be­gan to deal wi­th the decor for Lo­by 55, in Ja­nua­ry 2016.This was an all new ex­pe­rien­ce for me af­ter ha­ving dealt wi­th four ya­ch­ts ran­ging from 45 to 70 me­tres. This one, the smal­le­st in terms of leng­th but not in terms of con­ten­ts sin­ce to all in­ten­ts and pur­po­ses this lit­tle yacht’s decor was going to be equal to the lu­xu­ry nor­mal­ly found on other mu­ch lar­ger ya­ch­ts. The si­lhouet­te re­calls Ame­ri­can lob­ster boa­ts, but the on board plan­ts are all la­te­st ge­ne­ra­tion: vol­vo en­gi­nes wi­th lps, gy­ro. sta­bi­li­sers, car­bon fi­bre ac­ces­so­ries, stain­less deck gear built in hou­se ma­ke of this yacht a mo­dern jewel”. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion: Rossinavi; via Ma­ri­na di Le­van­te 4/B, 55049 Via­reg­gio (LU) Ita­ly; tel. +39 0584 384227; - in­

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