CURRENTS

The for­mer head of Fer­retti and San­lorenzo is now at Rosetti Su­pery­achts, bring­ing in­te­rior lux­ury to go-any­where con­struc­tion.

Yachting - - CONTENTS - By Kim Kavin

Rosetti Su­pery­achts com­bines a his­tory of tough com­mer­cial con­struc­tion with the know-how of a lux­ury yacht builder.

Ful­vio dodich had been to the Rosetti Marino ship­yard in Italy sev­eral times but never could make a deal. He’d tried in 2007 while look­ing to build big­ger mo­to­ry­achts for the Fer­retti Group. He’d tried again in 2010 while hop­ing to ac­quire Bagli­etto Yachts. He’d ended up go­ing in other di­rec­tions, in­clud­ing be­com­ing CEO of San­lorenzo, while Rosetti con­tin­ued its decades-long his­tory of build­ing off­shore plat­forms and ves­sels for use in some of the harsh­est en­vi­ron­ments where the oil and gas in­dus­try op­er­ates. ¶ Then, in 2017, Dodich’s phone rang. Rosetti needed a part­ner to help the ship­yard move into the lux­ury yacht-build­ing busi­ness. ¶ “In one week, we de­cided to do ev­ery­thing,” Dodich says. “On June 13, 2017, we cre­ated the Rosetti Su­pery­achts com­pany.” ¶ They have yet to sign a con­tract for a build but are close in sev­eral ne­go­ti­a­tions, Dodich says, with strong in­ter­est in the two de­signs that Rosetti pre­sented at the Palm Beach In­ter­na­tional Boat Show. The first, a 157-foot sup­ply ves­sel that blends yacht styling with he­li­pads, is the com­bi­na­tion of com­mer­cial strength and lux­ury liv­ing that Dodich says he en­vi­sioned when he joined Rosetti. ¶ “I can add things from my life: ex­cep­tion­ally

good wood­work, boat en­ter­tain­ment sys­tems with the best con­trac­tors, and fair­ing and paint­ing,” he says. “For shadow ves­sels and sup­ply ves­sels, that kind of fair­ing and paint­ing can be op­tional. Some cus­tomers want a yacht to go into the North Sea and see whales or fjords. To have fair­ing and paint­ing is wrong. The first time you touch a piece of ice, you make a dis­as­ter that costs a lot of money. So the com­mer­cial paint­ing is still an op­tion for cus­tomers who are dream­ing of ex­plor­ing an un­ex­pected cor­ner of this Earth.” ¶ The sec­ond con­cept is a 278-foot su­pery­acht. Like the sup­ply ves­sel, it has a de­sign by Tom­maso Spadolini and adds a diesel-elec­tric propul­sion sys­tem by MTU and Rolls-Royce. ¶ “The de­sign of the boats are quite dif­fer­ent, but both can be used in ex­treme sea con­di­tions,” Dodich says. “The dream is that we have to do a rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of these boats. We want to show to the world what we can of­fer: won­der­ful, un­be­liev­able pieces of su­pery­acht art with ex­cep­tion­ally re­li­able sup­ply ves­sels.” ¶ As of early April, Dodich and Spadolini were think­ing about what comes next. ¶ “We are bad boys here,” Dodich says with a laugh. “We’re hav­ing a lot of fun think­ing about and de­sign­ing some­thing new.”

“WE CAN OF­FER WON­DER­FUL, UN­BE­LIEV­ABLE PIECES OF SU­PERY­ACHT ART WITH EX­CEP­TION­ALLY RE­LI­ABLE SUP­PLY VES­SELS.” — Ful­vio Dodich, CEO, Rosetti Su­pery­achts

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