Viareggio-based shipyard Rossinavi has recently delivered its 52-meter masterpiece Florentia, previously launched during a private ceremony in June. Florentia is an elegant 810 GT motor yacht with a steel full-displacement hull and aluminium superstructure. Equipped with two Cat 3512E 1,901 kW diesel engines, she can reach a top speed of 17 kn and has a cruising range of 6,500 nm.
It is a custom project with exterior design by Rome-based architecture firm Studio Vafiadis whilst Italian architect Carlo Colombo together with his design studio A++ looked after the design and styling of the interior areas.
“A yacht characterised by romantic lines for a timeless elegance that features refined interiors and generous spaces. Florentia is a vessel in which functionality and efficiency are a testament to style,” says Federico Rossi, Chief Operating Officer of Rossinavi. The boat’s external lines are elegant and sinuous; durable materials and functional design merge into the silhouette of the yacht to create comfortable and sheltered places for the owners and their guests.
“Florentia is the most representative example of a fully bespoke superyacht made in Italy. This is a boat entirely designed and built around the owner and his needs. We’ve been challenged with the difficult brief to create a timeless gem where classic features and shapes meet modern details”, says Stefano Vafiadis of Studio Vafiadis.
“Florentia’s interior design is inspired by the shapes of nature and ocean waves combined with technology and continuous research of design functionality. The soft lines of the boat’s architecture style pervade the space complementing neutral colours and precious materials contributing to a unique and refined yacht for a peaceful and relaxing experience”, says Carlo Colombo.
Similar to a proper home, the dimensions of the areas within Florentia are generous and thought for the guests to move around easily and comfortably. Also, the ceiling height of the boat’s interiors is of 2.35 m which is remarkable. Key areas include a main deck, which welcomes guests on board, an upper deck featuring a multi-functional salon, the fly deck boasting a VIP stateroom, and finally a lower deck which accommodates the remaining cabins for the guests and crews. Florentia can welcome up to 12 guests and 11 crew members on board at the same time in navigation.
The staircase originating from the main deck is the beating heart of the boat. It serves to naturally distribute the areas of the yacht and is complimented by a blend of warm colours, leathers and light wood. The lobby in the main deck is characterised by a sculptural spiral-shaped railing that connects this area to the other decks. The design of the staircase and of the lobby is representative of the entire project and harmoniously introduces those pleasant shapes and valuable materials that make Florentia special in so many different ways.
From the main deck, it is possible to access the salon and dining room, while the owner’s cabin is at bow. The main salon and the dining room are both majestic spaces, formally divided only by a structural bespoke cabinet. The main living area is aft and features structural sofas that extend to the center of the boat while the dining table is forward.
The owner’s cabin has a private balcony as well as two walk-in wardrobes. The curvy shape of the master bed headboard, which is saddle-stitched and upholstered in leather, complements the sinuous details of the floor and ceiling that make ways to the owner’s bathroom. In the center of the room, just above the bed, is a ring-shaped mirror artwork reflecting the light coming from the sea in all directions at full beam.
The upper deck is a rather large entertainment area. This multi-functional space could turn into a cinema thanks to the projector that appears from the ceiling. The amphitheatre-like upper deck area features a double-sided sofa upholstered in natural fabric and facing the bar area. From here, it is possible to reach the technical areas, including the wheelhouse and captain’s cabin, as well as the cockpit where soft shapes, technical equipment and luxury materials are prestigious and functional.
From the lobby of the fly deck, it is possible to enter the VIP Suite. This unique cabin boasts a private balcony at bow and access to the outdoor jacuzzi at stern. It is a proper separate reality within Florentia featuring a lounge area, a master bedroom and a private bathroom.
Two symmetrical king bedrooms as well as two double bedrooms are in the lower deck which is also the area of the crew members together with a galley, crew mess, a laundry and five twin rooms.
In Florentia, the multi-scenic approach leads to the creation of a symbiotic language, which characterises this special yacht design line.