16. November 2018
A new 52-metre Supply Vessel concept developed in collaboration with the Italian designer Giovanni Griggio of Phi Design Lab
“We are very proud to introduce to the market a new concept, but moreover a new trend,” says Fulvio Dodich, RSY Partner, Chairman & CEO. “We are a forward-looking shipyard and we love to work with different architects to offer different approaches to the same category of yachts, It is important for us to demonstrate our flexibility in offering different Supply Vessel concepts. Giovanni is a talented young designer and he immediately understood the DNA of the company.” The project offers the functionality typical of a Supply Vessel with an ample aft deck for carrying water toys and/or a helicopter, combined with the design features and quality finish of a superyacht.
The rationale behind the design is to offer owners various options to best exploit the outside living areas with an aft deck of 142 sqm that can serve as a helipad or large beach club, plus swimming pool, solarium and shaded living space.
The aft tender garage can be transformed into a breezy, 80-sqm beach club by deploying the folding hull doors on both sides that open to create two terraces over the sea. Forward of this area is a gym and spa space, including sauna and steam bath, illuminated by natural light that filters through the glass-bottomed swimming pool on the deck above.
Alongside the solutions designed to optimize the exterior spaces, the project also presents unique interior elements. The main salon, for example, comprises a central living area based on an asymmetric layout with a chaise longue that extends the length of the room on the port side port and two comfortable sofas to starboard. A stainless steel art feature that recalls the exterior bulwark detailing separates the living zone from the dining area. “I was looking to provide added value with design elements that make this project a unique proposal,” says Giovanni Griggio.“The bio-mimicry that characterises some of the exterior areas, for example, was inspired by the organic structures of leaves.”
Moving forward on the main deck, there is the galley with dedicated access for the crew, and the master stateroom with walk-in wardrobe, private study, full-beam cabin and a bathroom with double access and its own hamman.
With generous interior spaces beautifully illuminated by the large wrap-around windows, which also provide outstanding sea views, these innovative styling motifs break with tradition and what the industry has come to expect in more conventional superyacht designs.
The lower deck provides accommodation for eight guests in four cabins with double beds or twin singles. Forward are berths for the same number of crew, while the captain’s cabin is on the upper deck next to the wheelhouse.
The sundeck provides a generous sunbathing area and comes complete with dining services, food lift from the galley and the option of a forward open-air cinema. On the foredeck there is space for housing a second tender.