Oh and marble, lots of marble – nine tonnes of the polished stone to be precise.”

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The Prince of Sharks


Rossinavi’s Polarisis quite possibly the greatest superyacht you’ve never heard of


If you want to see what a truly extraordinary shipyard Rossinavi is, cut and paste Rossinavi Vellmari and then Rossinavi Taransay into your favourite search engine. Is that not amazing? Two vastly different yachts built by exactly the same craftsmen only two years apart. Not too surprising though, as the Viareggio shipyard, founded in 1980, is steeped in history - it knows its point of origin precisely, even where it planted the first nail into the first sheet of metal. 


Shipyards like this are few and far between. Rossinavi does not shout about its creations. It doesn’t have to: if you know, you know and if you’re a genuine purveyor of the superyacht scene, then the no doubt you will recognize the 49-meter Polarisfrom the Prince Shark Series.


Custom-built without compromise, Polaris asserts what a cohesive team can create when given a virtually open brief. The 49-meter’s interior and exterior styling was handled by the ‘Design by Enrico Gobbi’ team with Arrabito Naval Architects honing the project’s engineering. Combined, you have a superyacht that hit a top speed of 24.3-knots during sea trials and can cruise at a 19-knot canter - pretty impressive for such a large and imposing vessel.


How heavy is she? Well, just like with a lady, it’s rude to ask a superyacht’s weight. All we’re going to say is that there’s nine tons of marble alone inside Polaris’sleek white superstructure, not that it’s that easy to spot, as when you enter the main salon, you’re greeted not by marble, but by smooth velvet, soft silk, supple leather, exotic woods, mirrored metals and sumptuous carpets. [To be continued...]