The key Italian player in the new construction of high-tech vessels for the offshore/onshore oil & gas industry turns its shipbuilding experience and technical know-how to the superyacht sector.
Established in 1925, Rosetti Marino SpA is a global leader in the engineering and construction of a wide range of commercial ships from ocean-going tugs and platform supply vessels to passenger ferries, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for propulsion, automation, navigational aids and control systems. Quoted on the Milan stock exchange and comprising 18 companies, 9 branch offices and 1,200 employees, the Group registered a turnover in excess of 213 million in 2016.
The company has established a global reputation for its highly efficient, custom-built vessels, for respecting delivery times and for its effective post-delivery support. Its San Vitale shipyard in the Italian port of Ravenna covers a total area of 240,000 square-metres including quays, berthage and a covered surface of approximately 17,000 square-metres comprising two construction sheds and a dry dock. To date, the shipyard has delivered 119 vessels of between 40 and 140 metres.
Fulvio Dodich, a veteran executive in the superyacht industry who has held top management positions with brands such as Ferretti and Sanlorenzo, is a partner in and Chairman of Rosetti Superyachts, the new division with a branch office in Monte Carlo that aims to draw on the Group’s extensive shipbuilding heritage to build luxury superyachts, long-range supply vessels and expedition yachts from 40 to 150 metres.
“We took the decision to launch this initiative based on Rosetti Marino’s remarkable experience, solid financial background and exceptional facilities to create a series of high-level superyachts with semi-custom or fully customisable identities, as well as providing technical excellence and innovative solutions,” says Dodich, who was born in Ravenna.
“We are proposing Made in Italy yachts that are designed and built to the highest technical and safety standards that distinguish the whole Rosetti Marino Group of companies.”
To execute this plan, Dodich has brought in the internationally renowned Italian designer Tommaso Spadolini to develop a fleet of concepts from 48 to 85 metres. The first of these concepts is an 85 metres expedition supply vessel of 2,200GT with MTU main engines and propulsion systems supplied by Rolls Royce.
Available in two deck arrangements with central or aft helipad, the renders display the version with a fully certified helicopter deck above a dedicated owner’s area aft. The helipad and forward superstructure are connected by a central gangway with deck space in between for storing large tenders and toys. Dodich is already in advanced negotiations with prospective owners for this and other projects. Further details will be revealed in the coming months.
Moreover, Rossetti Superyachts will be also rely on the technical and engineering capabilities spread across the 18 companies part of the Group – including for example Basis Engineering. This is how the yard is able to propose custom solutions for the development and use of the latest technologies aboard their next generation of yachts.