Rossinavi Shipyard launched a new vessel for a private client. Aurora (FRO34) entirely custom in her design, with interiors by London and Rome based architect Achille Salvagni, mark a renewed focus on bespoke commissioning and yacht design for the Italian shipyard.
Using traditional and noble materials and techniques – from Italian Carrara marble to hand-woven tatami flooring from Japan – Salvagni channels the essence of a residential interior into this designs at sea.
Aurora, this 49M aluminium super yacht, intelligently juxtaposes the owner’s passion for sport and adventure with a luxuriously detailed and modern interior living space. Design cues taken from vintage motor sport are exaggerated and expanded to super-yacht proportions.
Aurora features a spacious, open concept layout, with three large social areas, including a sunbathing area or “beach salon.” The beach area precedes a recessed but completely open dining space that maintains maximum privacy without compromising the benefits of the exposure to the outdoor.
This yacht has multiple expansive windows offering impressive panoramic views, the result of two “cut outs,” likened to vents in a sports car’s body, along the bow of the boat. Aurora’s two owners’ cabins, each with unobstructed views of the water, are equipped with large balconies (55 SqM) ideal for al- fresco dining. Aurora’s garage is capable of accommodating all the sporting gear you would expect from a yacht of this calibre – including two tenders, a number of jet skis and scuba diving equipment.
“Aurora reflects the active lifestyle of its owners in the sporty look and feel of this 156-foot vessel,” explains Salvagni. “What is remarkable is that we have married normally opposing aesthetics – a sporty elegance and fluid, modern sensuality – and have created a real sense of home for them.”
Salvagni has infused the interiors of Aurora with a host of luxurious materials, including limed sycamore veneer walls, dark polished ebony details and brushed natural teak flooring that peaks out from under custom hand knotted silk carpets. Adding a contemporary twist, there are accents of gunmetal bronze and curves of Carrara marble. Paper-silk wallpaper decorates the guest cabins, main foyer and cabinet bases.
In keeping with the sporty theme, Aurora comes complete with a fully equipped and state of the art gym that rises from the main deck and custom jacuzzi. Salvagni ensures the most relevant and cutting- edge technologies, including fully programmable LED lighting, an 80” curved 4K UHD television, fully functioning sauna and 120” LED wall cinema are seamlessly integrated into the design. Even the impressive wine cellar, with space for 500 bottles, has state of the art temperature controls and password protection for the exclusive use of the owner.
TECHNICAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION FEATURES OF AURORA
Length over all: 49 m
Breadth, max @ fender: 8.90 m
Mean scantling draft from B.L.: 1.85 m
Main engines at 2,100 RPM: 2x Diesel MTU 12V4000 M93L 2x 2,580 kW (3,460 BHP) Max speed: 21 knots
Cruising speed, at abt. ½ load condition: 17 knots Range (at approximately 12 knots): ~3,800 Nm Gross Tonnage: < 500 GT
Naval Architecture: Arrabito Naval Architects Exterior Design: Fulvio De Simoni
Interior Design: Achille Salvagni