Rossinavi's 38.5-metre Taransay – a 21st-Century spin on the traditional gentleman's motor yacht – has been on her maiden cruise since leaving the yard last month.

After her launch, the yacht left Viareggio on her way to Malta. Following a spell in Malta, Taransay cruised to Venice, berthing at Punta della Salute, in front of St Mark’s Square. She is now back on Italy’s Ligurian coast, and is set to be one of the stars of the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

Rossinavi's Taransay in Venice

Rossinavi’s Taransay gets a taste of Venice

The owner wanted to create a family yacht that also suits the charter market. Below, the owner’s suite is amidships, with two twins cabins aft – and area that becomes an adaptible family apartment. The engineroom serves as a divide between this ‘family’ guest area and the forward two guest cabins – a double and a twin. Crew facilities are further forward, and much more favourably appointed than they would have been in the inter-war years. Indeed, the original project had been created as a 32-metre, but it wasn’t long before that started climbing because the crew areas had to be specified to meet today’s regulations. One decision by the owner has been to specify small TVs – massive 3D LED screens just wouldn’t have been in keeping with the traditional vibe.