22 December 2020
Florentia is an elegant 810 GT motor yacht with a steel full-displacement hull and aluminium superstructure. Equipped with two Cat 3512E 1,901 kW diesel engines, she can reach a top speed of 17 knots and has a cruising range of 6,500 nautical miles.
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 characterised by romantic lines for a timeless elegance that features refined interiors and generous spaces. Florentia is a vessel in which functionality and efficiency are a testament to style,” says Federico Rossi, Chief Operating Officer of Rossinavi.
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.
“Florentia is an example of a fully bespoke superyacht made in Italy,” says Stefano Vafiadis of Studio Vafiadis.
“This boat is designed and built entirely around the owner and their needs. We’ve been challenged with the difficult brief to create a timeless gem where classic features and shapes meet modern details.”
“Florentia’s interior design is inspired by the shapes of nature and ocean waves combined with technology and continuous research of design functionality. The soft lines of the boat’s architecture style pervade the space complementing neutral colours and precious materials contributing to a unique and refined yacht for a peaceful and relaxing experience,” says Carlo Colombo.
The dimensions of the areas within Florentia are generous, while the ceiling height of the boat’s interiors is 2.35-metres. Key areas include a main deck, an upper deck featuring a multi-functional salon, the fly deck boasting a VIP stateroom, and finally a lower deck which 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 colours, leathers and light wood.
The lobby in the main deck is characterised by a sculptural spiral-shaped railing that connects this area to the other decks.
From the main deck, it is possible to access the salon and dining room, while the owner’s cabin is at 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 centre 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 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 amphitheatre-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 bow and access to the outdoor jacuzzi at stern. It is a proper separate reality within Florentia featuring a lounge area, a master bedroom and a private bathroom.
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, a laundry and five twin rooms.