Rossinavi Launches Flagship 70m Ice-Class Polaris

By George Bains

Rossinavi’s latest superyacht project, 70-metre Polaris, was launched from the Viareggio shipyard on 15th January 2021. Polaris, formerly known as Project King Shark, is the largest ever superyacht built by Rossinavi and is capable of cruising through extreme ice conditions.

The 1,542GT superyacht was commissioned by a private client and the brief given to the designer and shipyard laid emphasis on a yachting lifestyle, with an ability to easily transition from the warm waters of the Caribbean to sub-zero conditions of the polar areas.

The superyacht has been designed inside and out by Venice-based architecture and design firm Team for Design, a longstanding collaborator of Rossinavi’s. The studio, led by Enrico Gobbi, penned a sublime contemporary profile for the yacht while the decks are filled with exciting amenities, from a 6m long infinity pool to a soundproof cinema and indoor waterfall.

The elegant exterior profile of Polaris is unusual for a yacht in the Ice Class category, and Rossinavi has succeeded in perfectly blending luxury with adventure on this exceptional superyacht. Polaris is positioned advantageously to favour the exploration of unusual and exciting natural environments, including the Polar Regions, without sacrificing sophisticated design or comfort.

Polaris benefits from the latest diesel-electric propulsion with sophisticated onboard power management systems to valorise fuel consumptions, giving advantaged in both performance and efficiency A Satellite Dynamic System has also been installed to facilitate the positioning for dynamic anchoring wherever it is needed, even in extreme weather scenarios.

“The neat and elegant shapes of the yacht are underlined by long, continuous black window surfaces with curved details that soften up and characterise the overall cleanness of the superstructure,” explains designer Enrico Gobbi. “Our aim here was to open up the interiors towards the exterior, ensuring an ongoing view of the sea through the decks. This was achieved not by creating huge invasive openings but by instead designing refined, long and slender windows with which we were able to achieve the same goal.”

The interior design of Polaris was developed in collaboration with Carlo Lionetti, co-director of Team for Design. Guests will be welcomed by a contemporary ambience which is enriched by eclectic hints inspired by the client’s personal taste, which include precious coating materials that characterise all areas, along with refined details, prestigious textiles and loose furniture items sourced from high end international brands, bestowing on the whole interior a luxurious and distinctive, yet warm and welcoming atmosphere.

“After four years under construction, we are extremely proud to present this grand superyacht,” comments Federico Rossi, Chief Operating Officer of Rossinavi. “Polaris is a 70m vessel where our construction skills and technical know-how are perfectly combined. The complexity of this project required a very specific phased approach thanks to the skills we have acquired. Polaris features diesel-electric propulsion and structural ice certification. It is also able to house a full custom limo tender, entirely built in our shipyard. Polaris is the masterpiece where lines and elegance boasts the harmony typical of a modern yacht.”

Rossinavi’s Polaris is an exemplary superyacht which embodies the very best of modern superyacht design, connecting guests with the outdoor environment and sea while also providing infinite onboard luxury.

"After four years under construction, we are extremely proud to present this grand superyacht."

Federico Rossi, Chief Operating Officer of Rossinavi

"After four years under construction, we are extremely proud to present this grand superyacht."

Federico Rossi, Chief Operating Officer of Rossinavi
By George Bains
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