Insight: Rossinavi, the evolution of Italian subcontractors turned custom superyacht creators

Aug 07, 2018 181

BY: Gemma Fottles

We actually started in the maritime industry almost four decades ago, in 1980,” starts Federico Rossi, the charming, unconventional and entirely Italian COO of the Rossinavi shipyard as we sit in their modern meeting rooms in Viareggio. This may come as a surprise to those who were only made aware of the brand in 2007 when they emerged as builders of large, custom superyachts with the signing of two significant projects measuring an impressive 53 and 70-metres respectively.

But even before diving into the deep end of custom superyacht construction under their own brand, the Rossi family had long been connected with the world of building big boats. Founded by brothers Claudio and Paride Rossi in the late 70s and beginning with the reparation of small fishing boats in the Viareggio region, their expertise in naval architecture and engineering soon developed and expanded their horizons. 

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