Utopia IV Yacht Rossinavi

UTOPIA IV by Rossinavi

Rossinavi launched the very stylish 63m UTOPIA IV, designed by Enrico Gobbi - Team for Design with calculations by Arrabito Naval Architects.

UTOPIA IV is also known as Project FR031 and is going to be one of my personal favorite superyachts. I hope to get more information soon about this beauty. Although this stunning design comes with the look of a sports yacht, it has three decks and a transatlantic range of 3,300 nautical miles at 12 knots. Her maximum speed is 28 knots, powered by four waterjets. The length of 63m and the draft of 2.20m is good to get many berths in yacht harbors.

The proud owners Loren and JR Ridinger make no secret of the ownership. Even the yacht has its own Instagram channel. Talking about Instagram, make sure you follow me as well ;-).

Utopia IV Yacht Rossinavi
Utopia IV Yacht Rossinavi

Utopia IV welcomes 12 guests in six staterooms. Five cabins are on the lower deck amidships, together with the crew area forward. The full-beam owners’ suite on the main deck and features a six-meter balcony. Guests can enjoy a 70 sqm beach club aft.

Mr. JR Ridinger says:

“This past weekend was a truly special time for Loren and I as we’ve been in Italy to christen Utopia IV!!! To us this vessel is much more than a yacht. It’s the physical manifestation of a dream over two years in the making – and is proof that you can achieve anything you conceive. To some people, Utopia IV is little more than a gorgeous new yacht, but to us – it represents so much more. This is about planting the seed of an idea and nurturing it through the creative cycle until it becomes a tangible reality.”

Utopia IV Yacht Rossinavi

Four waterjets power her up to 28 knots

Utopia IV Yacht Rossinavi

Proud project stakeholders

360-degree video of pre-launch phase

Main Specifications

Length over all:63.00 m
Beam:11.00 m
Draft:2.20 m
Main Engines:4 x MTU 16V 2000 M96L 1939 kW
Gross Tonnage:930
Top Speed:28 knots
Cruising Speed:24 knots
Range @ 12 knots:3,300 nm

General Arrangement

Utopia IV Sundeck

Utopia IV Upper Deck
Upper Deck

Utopia IV Main Deck
Main Deck

Utopia IV Lower Deck
Lower Deck

N2H Rossinavi Yacht

N2H by Rossinavi is out of the shed

Rossinavi announced the launch of the 38.50m yacht N2H (Nice to Have).

ENRICO GOBBI – TEAM FOR DESIGN is responsible for her exterior and interior design. Naval architecture was done by Arrabito.

N2H (aka FR030) belongs to the Prince Shark line and comes with a displacement hull instead of a planing hull like her sister ships Polaris and Param Jamuna IV.

Video of sister ship POLARIS

Main Specifications

Length over all:48.50 m
Beam:9.03 m
Draft:2.20 m
Naval Architecture:Arrabito Naval Architects
Range at 9 - 10 knots:~3,300 nm
Max Speed:15 knots
Cruising Speed:14 knots
Main Engines:2 x CAT C32 ACERT 2x970 kW (1.300 BHP)
Gross Tonnage:< 500 GT

Endurance Rossinavi Enrico Gobbi

M/Y Endeavour II launched at Rossinavi

Italian shipyard Rossinavi launched Endeavour II aka Project Endurance.

Endeavour II has a length of 50m and is a long-range motor yacht with a range of 5,000 nautical miles. Equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion with Rolls-Royce Azimuth Thrusters, she will reach a top speed of 16 knots

The yacht was designed by Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design (exterior), Achille Salvagni (interior) and Arrabito Naval Architects (naval architecture).

Endurance Rossinavi Enrico Gobbi

The owner has a full-beam with long panorama windows and a private balcony. Guests can enjoy an extensive sunbathing area in front of the bridge. Under that area is a big tender garage.

Endurance Yacht Rossinavi

The aft deck hosts a panoramic pool and the upper deck an outside dining area.

Main Specifications

Length over all:49.90 m
Beam:8.80 m
Draft:2.20 m
Propulsion gen sets:2 x CGT/Caterpillar C32 Acert – 2 x 952 ekW (1190 kVA) @ 60 Hz
Azimuthing pods:2 x Rolls Royce US 105 P9 CRP
Gross Tonnage:under 500
Max Speed:16 knots
Cruising speed:12 knots
Range (at approx. 12 knots):ca. 5,000 nm
Exterior Design:Enrico Gobbi - Team For Design
Interior Design:Achille Salvagni
Naval Architecture:Arrabito Naval Architects

Profile & Layouts

Endeavour II Bridge Deck
Bridge Deck

Endeavour II Main Deck
Main Deck

Endeavour II Lower Deck
Lower Deck

Benetti Now FAST 224 68m

Benetti Now FAST-series from 50 to 68m

In Addition to the Benetti Now, the yard presents the new Benetti Now FAST in three sizes from 50m to 68m.

Benetti committed three very well-known design studios to create the Now FAST-series. OMEGA Architects created the exterior lines, Mulder Design (known for high-speed superyachts) made the naval architecture. ENRICO GOBBI – TEAM FOR DESIGN is responsible for the interior design.

The new line is available as BF164 (50m), BF 184 (56m) and BF224 (68m). Each model comes also as a raised pilothouse version (BF164’ X, BF 184’ X and BF 224’ X).

Now FAST is a semi-custom line but offers customization of the exterior and interior layout, the option for a closed sundeck or a raised pilothouse, decor and engine configuration to match your needs of performance.

The comfort of a displacement hull with performance and speed is the key feature of this series to enjoy short journeys with the benefits of a bigger yacht. Also, improved safety, reliability, and reduced consumption.

Benetti Now Fast 164

Benetti Now Fast 164 50m
Benetti Now Fast 164 50m
Benetti Now Fast 164 50m

There are currently no interior renderings. Benetti describes the interior as follows:

“For the warm and balanced interiors of the BF164’ 50 m, have been chosen smooth, rounded lines with very few angles that contrast with various geometric elements like tables and nightstands, to create a setting that is warm, harmonious and welcoming. The dominant wood used is light hued oak, creating a contrast with the dark natural walnut used for the C-shaped window structures. The colourways used for the fabrics and furnishings are muted, ranging from beige and brown to dark gray.”

Maximum Speed (30 % Load)

22 knots

Range at 12 knots (50 % Load)

4,500 nautical miles

Benetti Now Fast 184 (56m)

Benetti Now Fast 184 56m
Benetti Now Fast 184 56m
Benetti Now Fast 184 56m

Same for the 184 model: No interior renderings but a describing by Benetti:

“The BF184’ 56 m, on the other hand, is designed for owners who love contrast, with an interior setting that is as formal as it is edgy. Polished ebony is used as a counterpoint for the light oak walls, while the detailing features shades of light gray.”

Maximum Speed (30 % Load)

20.5 knots

Range at 12 knots (50 % Load)

4,500 nautical miles

Benetti Now FAST 224 (68m)

Benetti Now Fast 224 68m
Benetti Now Fast 224 68m
Benetti Now Fast 224 68m

Interior describing by Benetti:

“The BF224’ 68 m is more “classical” in style. The shapes and surfaces are more richly decorated, while remaining understated and contemporary. The wood varieties are lighter, creating a contrast between the beige oak furniture and the almost white oak of the walls, while the colors are calibrated to work with the yacht’s highly original decor that includes Tiffany blue details.”

Maximum Speed (30 % Load)

22.5 knots

Range at 12 knots (50 % Load)

5,000 nautical miles

Endurance 50 Rossinavi

Endurance 50 by Rossinavi

Rossinavi sold project Endurance 50 - a 50m fully customized motor yacht, designed by ENRICO GOBBI - TEAM FOR DESIGN.

Update February 25th, 2017: Project Endurance 50 has been launched as Endeavour II

The Endurance 50 was developed for long range cruising around the world. The yard will equip her with a diesel-electric propulsion. The yacht is characterized by minimalistic details and lightweight materials.

The owner has a full-beam suite that is forward located. The suite has large windows for a panorama view. There is also a private balcony.

The tender storage is under the fore deck. Above is a sun bathing area. The upper deck accommodates an outside dining area. Pool and sun beds are located at the aft.

Endurance 50 Rossinavi

Mondo Marine M57 Eidos

Mondo Marine presents project "M57 Eidos"

MONDO MARINE presents a preview of the M57 EIDOS project, a collaboration with The Venice-based design studio ENRICO GOBBI - TEAM FOR DESIGN.

The elements that make M57 EIDOS distinctive are in first place its elegance, given by neat style lines and balanced proportions and its reference to natural elements which have been cleverly transformed by the designer into stylish details, bringing together the dynamic appeal of the overall design conveys.

Rossinavi 44m Poseidon

Rossinavi 44m Poseidon Concept

Alongside the Palladium concept, Rossinavi presents also the 44m Poseidon ice-class explorer yacht.

The 44m aluminum four-deck expedition motor yacht Poseidon was designed by ENRICO GOBBI – TEAM FOR DESIGN from Venice. The intent was to create a robust and comfortable world explorer. The designer described the style as “military and luxury”. Speaking of world cruising, the yacht has a range of 10,000 nautical miles.

Comments by Federico Rosse, COO of Rossinavi:

“Poseidon is designed as a ‘go-anywhere exploration yacht’ and the construction in Ice Class 1B permits this yacht to navigate in areas where it’s likely to encounter floating ice. The main impact of this ice class is the reinforced ‘ice belt’ around the hull able to resist impact loads even greater than 55 tonnes per square meter. The entire yacht project contains all aspects of this specific regulation under the technical point of view, emphasizing the right relevance to specific needs in navigation systems, comforts and  living spaces.”

Rossinavi 44m Poseidon
Rossinavi 44m Poseidon
Rossinavi 44m Poseidon

Poseidon‘s main deck cockpit has a large dining table for all the yacht’s guests and a sitting area with sun pads adjacent the pool. Another sun area is located on the sun deck, with sun beds, lounge sofas and a fully equipped exterior bar. The external decks of Poseidon have plenty of space for enjoying the outside thanks to the various configurations of sitting, lounge, dining and sun areas, and the Master has his own private exterior lounge area on the upper deck.

Rossinavi 44m Poseidon
Rossinavi 44m Poseidon
Rossinavi 44m Poseidon
Rossinavi 44m Poseidon

The glass pool located aft has a diamond-cut bottom edge just above the yacht name showing through the water; a detail that guarantees a “wow” effect when the stern platform is open in the “beach” configuration.
The naval architecture and marine engineering of this explorer yacht were developed by Arrabito Naval Architects, who have studied particularly efficient hull lines able to run in low consumption long range but also to reach higher top speeds than a usual full displacement explorer vessel.
With the standard engines option (C32 Acert Caterpillar 2x 1300 bhp) this vessel will reach a top speed of about 17 knots, while with the optional propulsive solution of MTU 16v2000M94 (2 x 1936 kW) the top speed will be about 20 knots (cruise speed of 17 knots).

The hull, the decks and superstructure will be totally built in Marine Grade Aluminium, the idea is that both hull and superstructure could be light gray color recalling a Marine vessel.
The structural calculation will be aided with finite element methods (F.E.M.) to guarantee the lightest and stiffest explorer vessel in its own category.

Main Specifications

Length over all:43.85 m
Beam:8.90 m
Draft:2.12 m
Exterior Design:Team 4 Design - Enrico Gobbi
Naval Architecture:Arrabito Naval Architects
Interior Design:Team 4 Design - Enrico Gobbi
Max. speed17 knots
Cruising speed14 knots
Engines:2 x Caterpillar C32 Acert (1300 bhp each)
Range:10.000 nm

About ICE Class Yachts

Some technical facts relevant to the assignment of an “ICE CLASS IB” to a pleasure vessel.

The notation ICE CLASS IB stands for vessels capable to sail in a channel kept open by an Ice-breaker, with ice having 0.6 m thickness max.
The notation involves interventions at the level of:

  • Hull scantlings and strength;
  • Machinery, rudders, propellers and shafting;
  • Stability;
  • De-icing and anti-freezing.


Provided that the Design Water Lines with fully laden and lightship conditions are calculated, an “ICE-BELT” is established having a height starting 0,4 m above the fully laden condition WL extending down for 0.6 m below the lightship WL.
For instance, if the draft difference between the two said load conditions is 0.3 m, then the total height of the ICE-BELT will be 0.6+0.3+0.4 = 1.3 m.
The length of the vessel is divided into three regions, fore, mid-ship and aft and the scantlings will decrease moving from the bow, fore region, to the aft one.
The increased scantlings will interest the ICE-BELT as above, and will involve:
The plates thickness which, besides an increased value due to the ice pressure, will have an “abrasion addition” (minimum 2 mm) to withstand the ice “fretting corrosion”;
The stiffeners sectional modulus and spacing (maximum 0.45 m for ICE CLASS IB).
Finally, attention will be drawn on the metallic materials choice, which will have to be capable to withstand low temperatures.


The minimum allowed power on an ICE CLASS IB vessel will be 1000 kW (1360 SHP). The rudders thicknesses and scantlings will have to follow the ones applied to the hull. The rudder stocks and the propeller shafts will be calculated with scantlings higher (basically 1.3 times) than the standard ones.
The propellers will have increased scantlings and material/stiffness-wise will have to be calculated to withstand the hit with a 1.5 m thick ice block.


The intact and damaged Stability Information Booklet (SIB) will have to prove that the vessel maintains a stability as per Rules also with ice on all the exposed external decks with a rate of 140 kg/m2 (ice thickness 14 cm).


All the sea water chests (Main Engines and Generators refrigeration, fire pumps, watermaker, etc.) must be provided with anti-freezing systems.
To avoid the ice addiction on decks over the limit as above, de-icing heating systems 200-300 W/m2 must be provided.
Further provisions must be taken in order to avoid that vital system such as the anchoring one is put out of duty because of the ice presence.