Rossinavi Unveils Futuristic Sustainable Catamaran Concept

By Emily Dawkins

Italian shipyard Rossinavi has collaborated with Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) to bring a new, futuristic catamaran concept to the industry. Named ‘Oneiric’, the innovative 44m concept will become the yard’s green-technology flagship vessel.

Featuring three levels of solar panels for fully electric navigation, as well as an AI-managed control centre for monitoring its energy consumption and low environmental impact, Oneiric represents a new and sustainable era for the Italian yard. 

Combining the cutting-edge designs of ZHA with advanced technology and maximum functionality, Rossinavi’s 44m catamaran has been ‘designed and engineered without compromise’, and is expected to offer guests the ultimate onboard experience with the health of the ocean as its priority. 

On one single day trip, Oneiric can impressively cruise in full-electric mode with zero emissions for almost 100% of the journey, and on longer, transatlantic voyages, for up to 70% of the crossing. The seamlessly integrated solar panels charge continuously during daylight hours and when moored, can outstandingly power a family villa on land. Oneiric has been fitted with the proven Rossinavi Zero Noise technology that isolates noise onboard, creating silent operation capabilities. 

The yard’s innovations and strive for more eco-friendly yachts is inspired by phytoplankton, ‘a small marine algae that converts sunlight into energy and provides more than half of the Earth’s annual oxygen production’. These billions of organisms emphasise to the yard that by working together, ‘we can all contribute to a healthier environment’. 

Oneiric’s unique design by ZHA has been influenced by the fluidity of the ocean’s waves: curvaceous lines, and a sleek harmonious profile and layout blur the boundaries between the water and the vessel. Outside, the main deck offers a patio with stairs leading to a swim platform to offer a direct connection to the sea. Inside, several lounge and dining areas boast comfortable open-plan entertaining spaces, with a separate media room with a large screen to immerse yourself in a film during colder days. A large owner’s suite and four guest cabins offer 10 guests the chance to relax onboard, with the master suite offering exceptional 180-degree views through vast windows. 

Throughout the interior, lightweight, recycled materials have been used to enhance Oneiric’s energy efficiency as well as increasing her performance during sailing. She has a maximum beam of 13.75m and a minimum draft of 2m. Her gross tonnage is expected to be less than 500 GT.

By Emily Dawkins