Alchemy by Rossinavi is an elegant sustainable megayacht and is the latest project by Italian builder Rossinavi. It is a collaboration between the Italian shipyard and Philippe Briand, Founder of Vitruvius Yachts. Philippe is responsible for the vessel’s exterior design. Rossinavi and Briand collaboratively developed the naval architecture of Alchemy. Enrico Gobbi, Founder of Venice-based practice Enrico Gobbi, the Team for Design, is responsible for the interior design and outdoor space styling.
A private client commissioned the 66m tri-deck motor yacht. The brief provided focused on sustainability, environmental consciousness, and the outdoor open-space design aspects of the yacht. One of the most significant changes with this vessel is reducing the carbon emissions of the craft, as it is an integral aspect of even larger ships these days. Alchemy has a diesel-electric propulsion system with ‘pods’ that reduce the energy loss between the engines and navigation speed.
The keyword for this vessel is balance. Federico Rossi, Chief Operating Officer of Rossinavi, says, “With Philippe Briand, we could best express the know-how and skills we have gained through decades of experience. Together we were able to work in synergy under his precious guidance and the presence of the owner
The design of this yacht reeks of simplicity and elegance while drowned in a new kind of design language. There is a focus on outdoor square meterage (over 330 sqm) distributed across the three different decks. The main amenities on the three decks include a jacuzzi, numerous sun pads, a bar, entertaining areas, and a barbecue positioned near one of the dining spaces. The bridge deck features a salon and another al fresco dining area suitable for more formal occasions, while the main deck has a large cockpit.
There is enough space for all kinds of toys on-board with enough room to store a vast array of equipment from paddleboards to windsurfs, water skis to two tenders (respectively of 7m and 8m long), a waterslide, inflatable docks, and even mountain bikes for exploration trips on land.
Philippe Briand, Founder of Vitruvius Yachts, says, “I was fortunate to meet this owner, who guided and empowered the entire team involved in creating his superyacht. A real ‘Alchemy,’ as the name evokes. A combination of elements that leads to an original and refined result: a streamlined and elegant 3-deck vessel, 66m long, that fits perfectly with what Vitruvius Yachts represents.”
The interior design and outdoor spaces were created by a Venice-based practice headed up by Enrico Gobbi. The owner favored beige and ivory tones, soft materials, and an attractive choice of textiles, wall coverings, and upholstery.
The Beach Club was designed to give a sense of a space where you can see stainless steel and white marble with a matt finish and teak wood finishes. Various elements include curved and rounded design details like arch-like windows of the massage room.
The focus was to let in a lot of light, and the marble monoliths create a checkerboard wall, where the light creates extraordinary reflections, giving life to rhythmic patterns from the zen mood of the marble wall. The main exterior uses natural teak, white natural stone surfaces, and steel detailing. Every piece of furniture is unique.
Another highlight includes the grand suspended staircase that takes center stage in the main salon and connects the bridge to the upper deck. The staircase connects two areas through a vertical opening right in the heart of the yacht featuring suspended glass steps supported between two partitions of white Carrara marble with leather details.
Overall, the hybrid diesel-electric powertrain and the way of reducing energy loss make this a sustainable yacht and a calm design peppered with delicate luxury details.