Construction of first RSY 38m EXP on schedule

Currently under construction at the San Vitale shipyard in Ravenna, the first RSY 38M EXP from Rosetti Superyachts (RYS) is on schedule for delivery to her European owner next year.

In the brief to designer Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec, the new owners had seaworthiness, extended range and autonomy at the top of their wish list to support their ambitions to travel the world. But at first glance the 37.8-metre yachts doesn’t look like a conventional explorer.

“It’s true that in terms of aesthetics she doesn’t resemble a typical explorer,” says Andrea Giora, RSY Sales Director and Board Member. “But she has a long range of 5,000 nautical miles at 10 knots, lots of storage for autonomous cruising, and big volumes inside and outside. So I would say she complies with the most important characteristics that we associate with an explorer.”

When it came to selecting the shipyard, Rosetti Superyachts was chosen due to its extensive facilities and the know-how of Rosetti Marino, its parent company and a key player in the construction of platforms and working vessels for the offshore oil and gas industry.  

“We’re accustomed to building commercial vessels required to operate year round in some of the roughest seas in the world, so reliability and seaworthiness are guaranteed,” comments RYS CEO Ermanno Bellettini. “The owners also wanted to be able to interact with the yard in choosing the best suppliers and subcontractors, and we have been very open to that idea.”

With a gross tonnage of 410GT, the RSY 38m EXP has volumes that are typical of larger yachts and her 700 square metres of space are divided almost equally between the interior and exterior.

On the lower deck is a beach club, four guest cabins (two twins and two doubles), as well the crew accommodation (three cabins), a mess, pantry and pro-spec galley. Between the upper and main deck there is a dedicated laundry and storage room. For complete independence at sea, the yacht has almost 3,000 litres of fridge-freezer space in the galley and the crew pantry.

Unusually, the principle salon is on the upper deck and the tender is stowed on the open aft deck. The captain’s cabin is located behind the wheelhouse with integrated bridge and there is a spacious, partially shaded al fresco lounge on the aft deck.

The 150-sqm sundeck has a pool with cascade feature, bar unit, dining facilities and a sun lounger for up to six people. 

The contemporary interior styling is by BurdissoCapponi Yachts&Design (a local design firm) and based on joinery of light and dark-stained oak. A key feature is the main lobby where a bespoke sculpture will occupy pride of place in the stairwell. The main deck lounge will also have a temperature-controlled wine cellar for up to 150 bottles.

The RSY 38m EXP will be powered by twin MAN D2868 LE 425 engines (588kW) with a round-bilge displacement hull, bulbous bulb, electric stabilisers and extended skeg optimised to cruise at between 10 and 11 knots, with a maximum speed of 13 knots.

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