May 24, 2010

Project: Rose Island 53 Lobster

In occasion of Rose Island tenth birthday celebration at the Genoa Airport Marina this family owned Italian boat builder makes courage for its future, and presents the 53 Lobster project. During this celebration Rose Island also launched hull number one of the new 43 Lobster which we should present you here in a couple weeks. The 53 Lobster will further complete Rose Island range integrating with the other Traditional lobster styled four sisters from 38 to 65 feet, and the 58 Pathfinder explorer yacht model. For the 53 Lobster yard owner engineer Fabio Rosa set his design team for a traditional yacht which can be handled easily without the need for crew. The project follows present Rose Island models where seamanship and classic looks stay first above all other needs. Down below the project renderings show a three double cabin interior with owners suite to fore, two double guest cabins at midship, and a guest shower head. Below is also space for a crew cabin with personal shower head located to midship and having a separate entrance. The main deck is a three split levels zones, which features a welcoming free aft area which says a bit fisherman. Move more to fore and up one step and you have a central settee for three adults with table. A further step up take you inside to the hard top covered area where to port side is an L-shaped galley, helm station, and to starboard is an L-shaped sofa. This area can also be closed with a patio door as optional. Big uncluttered views and natural light also cover the inside pilot house saloon area. Natural solid hard woods and selected leathers will fill the interior to a clean and classic style. As is usual to Rose Island big study has also been done to offer a good hull without the need of too much horse power but still managing good speeds and efficiency. A target total 700 horse power is so far the basis with options of a direct line shaft or Volvo IPS pod propulsion. With this Fabio Rosa is estimating a thirty knots wide open throttle, and on the plane only eleven knots speed which should give added comfort in rough sea conditions.