Italian shipyard Rossinavi has announced the launch of its 70.2m/230.4ft luxury expedition yacht POLARIS, the largest vessel so far built by the shipyard and designed to navigate polar regions with an ice-class hull.
Previously known as PROJECT KING SHARK, she was commissioned by a private client and is designed with exterior and interior styling from Enrico Gobbi with naval architecture by Arrabito Naval Architects.
The full displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure are designed for cruising the world over, from the tropical Caribbean islands close to the equator to the icy wonderlands of Greenland or Antarctica. The 1,542 GT volume provides plenty of space onboard for amenities to fill the hours while cruising, and the contemporary interiors offer the utmost comfort and impressive entertainment spaces for hosting celebrations.
Notable features include:
- An Owner’s deck with a private terrace that has a surrounding waterfall
- a 6m/19.7ft infinity pool with whirlpool system on the main deck aft
- the main salon waterfall flowing over back-lit onyx
- a soundproof cinema with wall dividers covered in crystal staves
- a wellness centre with sauna hammam, massage room, yoga area and fully-equipped gym, and
- extensive storage for six jet skis and two tenders, one of them a full-custom 10m/32.8ft tender built by Rossinavi.
Technological benefits onboard include a Satellite Dynamic System (SDS) that allows E/Y POLARIS to hold position even in extreme weather conditions without dropping anchor in environmentally sensitive regions. There is also diesel-electric propulsion for optimum performance, efficiency and reduced environmental impact, and the twin Marelli Motori 1,866 kW electric motors and triple Cat C32 1,081 bkW generators plus pair of Cat C9.3 355 bkW generators give a top speed of 17 knots, a cruising speed of 15 knots and a range of more than 6,000 nautical miles.
The accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests across six en-suite cabins, while the crew of 17 are accommodated over 10 cabins.