The extraordinary 38.5-metre Rossinavi Taransay is being prepared for handover in Viareggio

Rossinavi’s Taransay – a modern recreation of a traditional gentleman’s motor yacht, which launched last month – is close to completion, with the last elements of the interior and exterior being finished. Inside, the rich mahogany woodwork of Studio Tassin’s interior design is accented by bleached ash, while the yacht’s general arrangement has been created to fulfil the owner’s desire for family cruising with some chartering.

The main deck has a cosy salon, with a slight curve of the ceiling adding to the charm of this evocative space. Forward past the big galley there is a dedicated dining area (there is also outside dining on the aft deck, under the shade of the overhang). Stairs from the after part of the salon lead down into an owner’s area, with a full-beam owner’s cabin, and two twins. There is a guest double and a twin further forward.


Taransay’s crane is shown emerging from the funnel

Nods to the bygone age of yachting are everywhere, from the traditional wheelhouse to the two chunky masts. But 21st-Century technology is never far away: the centrepiece yellow funnel is more than just for show – Taransay’s tenders are housed on the sundeck and the bespoke crane, devised by Rossinavi, disappears into the funnel when not in use.

The yacht will be cruising with her owner this summer and is due to appear at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.