Rossinavi recently delivered its 52meter superyacht Florentia, previously launched during a private ceremony in June. Florentia is an elegant 810 GT motor yacht with a steel full-displacement hull and aluminum superstructure.
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 characterized by romantic lines for a timeless elegance that features refined interiors and generous spaces,” commented Federico Rossi, Chief Operating Officer of Rossinavi. “Florentia is a vessel in which functionality and efficiency are a testament to style.”
“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,” added Stefano Vafiadis of Studio Vafiadis. “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 have been challenged with the difficult brief to create a timeless gem where classic features and shapes meet modern details.”
Florentia’s areas are of generous dimensions allowing the guests to move around easily and comfortably. Also, the ceiling height of the boat’s interiors is 2.35 m. Key areas include the main deck, which welcomes guests onboard, an upper deck featuring a multi-functional salon, the fly deck boasting a VIP Suite, and finally a lower deck that 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 complemented by a blend of warm colors, leathers and lightwood. The lobby in the main deck is characterized 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 the 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 way 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 amphitheater-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 the bow and access to the outdoor jacuzzi at the stern. 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, laundry and five twin rooms.
Photography: Michele Chiroli