The superyacht using AI to reduce emissions


A sentient superyacht that delivers lectures on reducing environmental impact?

The idea sounds far-fetched, if not a little rich. But Rossinavi is riding the AI wave with the launch of M/Y Seawolf X, a 43-metre hybrid-electric catamaran with an innovative AI management system designed to help the yacht and its crew reduce emissions.

For Seawolf X, Rossinavi developed a new onboard artificial intelligence system, Rossinavi AI, to improve comfort and help the yacht control its emissions.

Rossinavi AI constantly analyses the vessel’s operation to learn from observation and predict the guests’ needs while engaging with crew members to ‘educate them on conscious cruising’ and ‘advising them to favour lower-impact behaviours’.


The AI software can also monitor the battery pack to keep it within 20 to 80 per cent, the ideal range to ensure greater longevity. This will help supervise and interact with the crew, who will be hoping the system doesn’t eventually turn into HAL 9000.

The Italian shipyard worked with Fulvio De Simoni Yacht Design on the superyacht‘s exterior architecture, while New York-based practice Meyer Davis Studio designed the interiors.

The Fulvio De Simoni Yacht Design team devised a sleek, low-profile silhouette reminiscent of a sports car. Outdoor living on the yacht spans three distinct areas: a convivial cockpit centred around a pool, a sundeck with sunbathing and living spaces, and a bow area featuring a hidden pool and a convertible home theatre.

The Fulvio De Simoni Yacht Design team also integrated solar panels into the vessel. They addressed hull efficiency by developing lightweight solutions, including a novel anchor installation that met weight standards and enhanced aesthetics.


The team aimed to create a comfortable and inviting environment aboard the futuristic catamaran through attention to design, lighting, and material selection.

“We set out to envision the boat of the future, unbound by convention yet grounded in feasibility with cutting-edge technology for minimal environmental impact,” says Fulvio De Simoni, founder of Fulvio De Simoni Yacht Design.

This Rossinavi fleet yacht has three performance scenarios designed to aid efficiency. On one-day trips, the catamaran can cruise in full electric mode for 100 per cent of the time. On multi-day trips, the catamaran can cruise in electric mode for 90 per cent of the time. Transatlantic trips enable the catamaran to cruise the Atlantic for 80 per cent of the time in electric mode.

The hibernation mode, which kicks in when the catamaran is moored, reduces consumption to a relative minimum, and the energy generated can be returned to the quay or a private property.


According to Rossinavi, Seawolf X supplies enough energy to charge an entire villa. Two diesel generators can quickly recharge batteries, while the yacht can recharge using shore power in only five hours.

This Rossinavi fleet yacht carries the BluE label from the shipyard’s in-house hybrid-electric yacht program. These vessels are propelled by batteries and solar panels, enabling them to operate with lower CO2 emissions than traditionally powered yachts.

Inspired by phytoplankton, BluE vessels absorb sunlight during the day and use photovoltaic technology to convert it into energy. This energy is stored in batteries and released at night, creating a bioluminescent effect akin to glowing plankton.

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