Emocean RSY 38 Exp, a worldwide success
The world premiere at Cannes was such a dazzling success that the yard signed two letters of intent before the show had ended: one with a South American owner and the other with a European buyer.
«We have established ourselves as a new player on the leisure yachting world scene thanks to Our Group’s solid financial standing and the technical competencies of our subsidiaries,” declared Ermanno Bellettini, CEO of RSY.
In fact, the owners of the first 38m chose the yard because of that very security and expertise (the Rosetti Marino Group is about to celebrate its centenary) as well as the design itself. Already the owners of a 25m GRP yacht, they wanted something more robust with a longer range that still delivered on comfort and design. They called their new beauty Emocean.
Owners with very clear ideas
«Even at the first briefing, I realised the owners had very clear ideas,” explains Sergio Cutolo who did the naval engineering, layout and exterior design for Emocean. «I was asked for a modern boat that wasn’t extreme: basically, an explorer in terms of its functionality but not its styling”.
The result is what the world saw at Cannes: a yacht with an elegant displacement hull, squarish lines and a masculine stance. Large windows running up to an imposing and slightly austere plumb bow as befits a world explorer. Because Emocean genuinely is designed for long voyages.
She has an incredible amount of stowage space not just for toys and diving gear but also for water, fuel, provisions and garbage. For instance, there is over 3,000 litres of fridge and freezer space, and Emocean’s hefty tanks mean she can go for over 5,000 nm at 10 knots without needing to refuel.
Interiors are by Burdisso e Capponi
While her exteriors are a masterful balance of elegance and robustness, her interiors are the epitome of what might be called Smart Explorer chic. Designed by Burdisso and Capponi, they express the owners’ personalities and their concept of yachting. T
hey wanted a functional craft that, for instance, wouldn’t have impediments at the entrance to the main deck, no air intakes or stairs. This meant that Sergio Cutolo moved trunks and stairs amidships, almost unintentionally creating two of Emocean’s most unusual and attractive areas”.
«From an architectural point of view, this was an extremely interesting but restrictive choice,” explains Francesca Burdisso who developed the interior design with Emiliano Capponi. “So we decided to enhance the area by trimming it with smoked oak panelling and locating a bespoke chilled wine cellar one side”.
This doubles as a natural divider between the living and dining areas. Mirrors cleverly positioned above the wine cellar also create the dreamy illusion of an endless pile of bottles, turning it into a work of art. The living area is furnished with Moroso sofas and antimacassars while the wood and glass dining table is from Porada’s Infinity line. The master suite lies forward and has an inset balcony that allows the owners to enjoy the views even underway.
The stairs, also now amidships, is another display of design virtuosity. Its resin steps, which are affixed to the bulkhead, seem to float in the air, while a Giacinto Bosco adorns the stairwell which is lit by a glass skylight that slices down through all decks, creating a tunnel of light that cuts right through the yacht. The stairs leads to the upper deck where there is a much more intimate saloon than the one on the main.
Again the sofas are by Moroso but also in there is a bar area and a large TV on the wall. Outside is spacious 150 sqm sundeck that is partly covered and includes a second informal dining area, a relaxation area, sun pads and a gym area. Forward is a waterfall hydromassage tub offering breath-taking views.
The colour palette aboard is neutral with smoked oak, clay tones, and gloss and matt lacquer work in light but warm shades. Bright colourful accessories lighten the overall ambience. Think Tiffany green on the main and sun decks, midnight blue on the upper deck, and turquoise and coral for the four guest cabins on the lower deck. Because class, like the devil, is in the details. And Emocean has class aplenty.