Flying Dagger, is the stunning 50m project from luxury Italian yacht builder, Rossinavi. Though technically a water jet boat, the fully custom designed yacht launched for sea trials in April of this year in Viareggio, and was officially unveiled to the public at the Monaco Yacht Show. With exterior design from the Venice-based Enrico Gobbi of Team for Design, the robust silhouette is marked by a sporty, semi-displacement aluminium hull and superstructure.
Based in the coastal city of Viareggio, the second largest in Italy’s Lucca province, the ROSSINAVI brand builds superyachts 50m and above. The story, however, began at the Rossi shipyard of the 1970s. Brothers Claudio and Paride Rossi’s expert knowledge of materials and metals fabrication became world renown for overseeing, sourcing, and approving every sheet of metal. The firm went on to achieve spectacular success as a subcontractor for the industry’s finest shipyards in the 1980s. As time would tell, the brand ultimately left the subcontractor space in 2007. Then, in what can only be described as a boss move, Rossinavi debuted the 54m motor yacht, South, the following year. And they haven’t looked back since.
So, back to Flying Dagger. Accentuated by minimalist Lazzarini Pickering Architetti-designed interior, Flying Dagger was conceived to experience the water from all sides. The main salon features three floor-to-ceiling glass doors maximize on-board viewing; a grand master bedroom comes with private terrace; four spacious external decks are spread across three floors allow for entertaining, dining and relaxing; and, along the main deck, a sprawling sundeck features a metallic and woven metal canopy that protect from sunlight.
Flying Dagger’s design also incorporates the latest research development on noise and vibration reduction. Noise and sound propagation performance can be stands side-by-side with any full displacement yacht. Flying Dagger is a boat that is built to be fast. With a travel range of 3,300 nautical miles, a top speed of 31 knots and cruising speed of 24 knots, said design elements make the yacht incredibly versatile. Flying Dagger also boasts an 8.85m beam below the 500 GT mark, a draft of 2.19m, and has three MTU 16V 2000 M96L (2,600 hp) diesel engines.
Able to accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins and a crew of 9, Flying Dagger is perfect for both long cruise navigations as well as for shorter trips. Furthermore, the shallow draft, the water jet propulsion and the air-conditioned engine room enable the vessel to perform best in the Caribbean waters. Rossinavi has evolved from a materials subcontractor to one of the world’s most important bespoke shipbuilders. Its minimalist, yet remarkably stylish and reliable construction have become the hallmark of each vessel. Flying Dagger comes of the heels of their 63m Utopia IV launch in Pisa earlier this year.