RSY 38m Explorer Superyacht Nears Completion

By Jenna Mehdi

Since its launch in 2017, Rosetti Superyachts has specialised in the increasingly lucrative realm of expedition yachts and supply-style vessels. A product of the shifting demands of the modern superyacht owner, Rosetti Superyachts’ latest 37.8m project does not in appearance at least seem synonymous with conventional explorers on the market today.

The collaboration between Rosetti Superyachts and Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec was born from an astute market awareness - the demand for explorer vessels who still retain every aspect of luxurious aesthetic inherent in a conventional superyacht. In build for a European client, construction on the 38m is ongoing at the San Vitale shipyard in Ravenna, on track for delivery next year. 

“It’s true that in terms of aesthetics she doesn’t resemble a typical explorer,” says Andrea Giora, RSY Sales Director and Board Member. “But she has a long range of 5,000 nautical miles at 10 knots, lots of storage for autonomous cruising, and big volumes inside and outside. So I would say she complies with the most important characteristics that we associate with an explorer.”

Built for experienced owners, the RSY 38m is designed for traversing the globe in mind. The owners’ brief to Hydro Tec included the priority of seaworthiness, extended range and autonomy at sea.

For the shipyard, the owners’ chose Rosetti Superyachts for its extensive facilities as well as the wealth of experience possessed by Rosetti Marino, its parent company and key player in constructing working vessels in the oil and gas industry. 

“The experience of Rosetti Marino shines through the RSY 38m EXP in every detail, from the careful selection of equipment to the overall construction quality,” says Fulvio Dodich, RSY Chairman.

“We’re accustomed to building commercial vessels required to operate year round in some of the roughest seas in the world, so reliability and seaworthiness are guaranteed,” adds Ermanno Bellettini, recently-appointed CEO of RSY. “The owners also wanted to be able to interact with the yard in choosing the best suppliers and subcontractors, and we have been very open to that idea.”

With a gross tonnage of 410GT, the RSY 38m EXP boasts volumes typical of that of a much larger yacht, and her 700 square metres of volume are divided almost equally between interior and exterior spaces. 

On lower deck can be found a spacious beach club and four comfortable staterooms (two twin and two doubles) as well as three cabins for crew, a mess, pantry and pro-spec galley. Between upper and main deck there is a dedicated laundry and storage room; for complete autonomy at sea, the yacht is fitted with almost 3,000 litres of fridge-freezer space in the galley, crew pantry and technical room on lower deck. 

The 38m EXP’s main deck features a large open lounge with double sofas facing aft deck and dining area, as well as forward owner’s suite with office, His and Hers bathrooms, walk-in wardrobe and fixed balcony on starboard side. 

Her main salon is unusually situated on upper deck, with tender stowed in open aft deck. Other features include a convenient food lift to serve main deck, upper deck and sundeck, as well as an al fresco lounge on aft deck and spacious sundeck with bar and dining facilities.

The RSY 38m EXP’s interior is described as fresh and contemporary, styled by Ravenna-based designer Burdisso Capponi Yachts & Design. Joinery of light and dark-stained oak features throughout, with statement pieces such as a bespoke sculpture in the main lobby stairwell.


By Jenna Mehdi
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