Rossinavi recently launched its flagship, the 230-foot (70-meter) Polaris, a superyacht capable of navigating in the extreme ice conditions of polar regions.
Peviously known as Project King Shark, Polaris is a 1,542GT motoryacht developed with the client with an emphasis on yachting lifestyle, and the ability to move from the warm waters of the Caribbean to sub-zero conditions.
The yacht was designed by longstanding collaborator of Rossinavi’s —Venice-based architecture and design studio, Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design. The interior design, developed in collaboration with Carlo Lionetti, co-director of Team for Design, is contemporary with designer textiles and loose furniture items sourced from high end international brands.
Key design features include an Owner’s deck crowned by a surrounding waterfall, a 20-foot (6-meter) long infinity pool located aft on the main deck, equipped with a whirlpool system, and an indoor waterfall that flows over a back-lighted onyx wall in the main salon.
There is also a soundproof cinema room in the main deck surrounded by wall dividers covered with precious crystal staves. The wellness center includes a fully equipped gym, a sauna, a hammam, a massage room, and yoga area. Ample storage space can accommodate up to six jet skis and two tenders, including a 33-foot (10-meter) full-custom limousine tender in-house built by Rossinavi.
Despite being Ice Class, Polaris sports an elegant exterior appearance. Polaris also features the latest diesel-electric propulsion and a Satellite Dynamic System.
“The neat and elegant shapes of the yacht are underlined by long, continuous black window surfaces with curved details that soften up and characterize the overall cleanness of the superstructure. Our aim here was to open up the interiors towards the exterior, ensuring an ongoing view of the sea through the decks. This was achieved not by creating huge invasive openings but by instead designing refined, long and slender windows with which we were able to achieve the same goal,” says Enrico Gobbi of Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design.
“After four years under construction, we are extremely proud to present this grand superyacht. Polaris is a 70m vessel where our construction skills and technical know-how are perfectly combined. The complexity of this project required a very specific phased approach thanks to the skills we have acquired. Polaris features diesel-electric propulsion and structural ice certification. It is also able to house a full custom limo tender, entirely built in our shipyard. Polaris is the masterpiece where lines and elegance boasts the harmony typical of a modern yacht,” says Federico Rossi, Chief Operating Officer of Rossinavi.