EMOCEAN YACHT REVIEW
The 38.20m (125' 4") luxury expedition yacht EMOCEAN was well received when she made her public debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021, proving that her young shipyard, Rossetti Superyachts (RSY), can compete with established names. The luxurious amenities make life on board a much-coveted adventure for up to 12 daytime guests and 10 overnight, and her exhaustive cruising range means that she is ready to cross boundless seas in search of the rarest sights.
The interior styling comes from Ravenna-based studio BurdissoCapponi Yachts & Design, who produced a fresh contemporary environment using joinery in light Creta oak and dark smoked oak complemented by opaque and gloss lacquers in light warm tones on the furniture and brilliant turquoise as an accent. Silk Georgette is used in the Master en-suite, while the other guest bathrooms have a Silestone Coral Clay with a suede-feel finish.
One of the most striking features is the bespoke stairwell sculpture by Giacinto Bosco, however the 150-bottle custom-designed wine cellar to starboard between the salon and Master suite is certainly eye-catching in and of itself.
The lower deck hosts a beach club with a plush sofa for a couple of guests to sink in and watch the others on the water toys, or watch the local wildlife at play in places such as the Dalmatian Islands in Croatia.
The main deck does not feature the main lounge (which has unconventionally been moved to the upper deck) and instead has a reception area with a sofa and coffee table to port and starboard, forming a beautiful and tranquil social space where the light pours through the large glass windows. There's no possibility of missing the back-lit wine cellar on your way to the formal dining area, which has sliding glass doors on both sides that lead to bulwark balconies. The feature sculpture can be found in the main foyer, and in the most forward area on the main deck is the apartment-like Master suite.
The upper deck is where the main salon is placed, and has a wet bar and a drinks/games table opposite, a C-shaped sofa with daybed arms behind to starboard and a wall-mounted widescreen TV opposite. The state-of-the-art bridge is designed to give the Captain up-to-the-minute information and manoeuvrability in an environment free from distractions.
Between the upper deck and main deck there is a dedicated laundry and storage room, while the lower deck has nearly 3,000 litres of fridge-freezer space in the galley and crew pantry, plus a technical room for the fuel and water tanks for complete autonomy while at sea. Behind the scenes, the twin MAN D2868 LE42 engines each producing 800 HP provide a top speed of 13.5 knots, a cruising speed of 11 knots and a cruising range of up to 5,000 nautical miles at an economical 10 knots.
An explorer yacht is all about travelling to the remotest, most unique locations and be prepared for the journey as well as whatever awaits. E/Y EMOCEAN is fully prepared - not only does she have a bulbous bow to reduce drag, increase speed, stability and fuel efficiency, but sunbathing spaces are myriad from the generous lower deck swim platform up to the sundeck social hub. The Owners are experienced yachting enthusiasts and were thoroughly involved in the build: One of the requests was that the windows and openings were to be as large as possible, resulting in greater engagement with the environment even when tucked up inside the climate-controlled interiors.
The main deck aft gives guests the option of staying close the water with a row of sunbeds along the stern and panoramic views behind. A sofa is placed in the shade close to the doors into the salon for guests who want to lounge in the open air with a good book.
As an extension to the main lounge on the upper deck, the aft section provides two sofas and drinks tables for guests to settle outside and listen to the sounds of nature at sunset. The foredeck has an even larger sofa to enjoy sweeping views of the surroundings, and the group can sunbathe or stargaze together on the broad sunpad section extending down to the bow.
Once the group finds their perfect anchorage, all day can be spent outdoors on the sundeck: There is a large alfresco dining table amidships to port to seat all 12 guests, a wet bar opposite to provide coffee or cocktails, sunbeds aft for a nap after lunch and a forward lounge and a sun-exposed Jacuzzi with cascade to unwind with panoramic views of places such as the remote Addu Atoll in the Maldives or the Cook Islands in the South Pacific.
"The exterior design is a reflection of the yacht’s functionality and reliability, which were the key priorities for the owners," commented Hydro Tec founder Sergio Cutolo, who designed the exteriors and naval architecture for E/Y EMOCEAN. "Special attention has also been dedicated to the crew areas and to the hold volumes, both essential requirements for long voyages far from ports or marinas."
For day cruises there is room on board for up to 12 guests, while the overnight accommodation sleeps 10 guests across 5 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins.
The Master suite on the main deck forward has its own office, a day bed beside one set of windows and glass sliding doors out onto a terrace for morning coffee or a nightcap undisturbed. The king-sized bed is placed in the centre with a widescreen TV opposite, and a walk-in wardrobe and his-and-hers en-suite bathroom completes the amenities for this cabin.
The double and twin cabins are located amidships on the lower deck and feature a vibrant pop of colour from the bed sheets and pillows within the oak-panelled surroundings. The cabins come with a widescreen TV, ample storage and a desk/vanity in addition to the double or twin single beds, and the en-suite bathrooms are spacious and ensure that guest privacy is maintained.
The crew are accommodated on the lower deck forward in three en-suite cabins, and have a crew mess, pantry and galley all to themselves. The Captain's cabin meanwhile is on the upper deck beside the bridge for quick access and undisturbed rest.
Expedition yacht EMOCEAN offers the height of contemporary luxury along with an extensive cruising range and the supplies to disappear from civilisation for months at a time - cruising to destinations most will only visit in their dreams.