Rossinavi and Pininfarina design Aurea

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]aking inspiration from the lines of the sea and integrating tell-tale fluidity of Pininfarina’s iconic style, Aurea, the first collaboration between the Italian design firm and Rossinavi will focus on the lifestyle of the owner and guests with a record size beach club for a ship of its size.

Facilitated by diesel-electric propulsion system housed at the centre of the boat, rather than in the stern area, Aurea’s stern include two swimming pools, three large outdoor decks and an additional water-level access on both sides of the hull.


United by passion and experience in creating custom-made artwork, Pininfarina and Rossinavi create a project that reinterprets innovatively and harmoniously the shapes and the distribution of the volumes of a 70 metres, in particular the superstructures, breaking the traditional bridge pattern simply overlapped in lateral view and tapered in frontal view.

The clever management of full and empty volumes harmoniously connected by elegant and sinuous shapes allows to create both in the interior spaces and in the areas of the bridges some corners of great fascination and particularly suggestive views, offering new and unexpected opportunities to employ and enjoy the spaces and maximizing the thrill of sailing and life on board.


At the level of the owner’s deck, for example, terraces protected appropriately by front windows open at the center of the ship, with an appeal to the theme of the bow-window, thus giving a direct view to the bow. The boat’s shape is harmonious and dynamic at the same time thanks to the elegant helical bands that characterize the superstructures linking the bridges. The upper band, for example, frames the bridge and then goes downstairs, harmoniously joining the owner’s deck, creating a lavish scenic effect that integrates the outer connecting staircases to the upper deck, where Eli-Deck is expected.


The main part of the main deck hosts guest cabins. Here is a longitudinal balcony covered with a folding bullwark to offer guests an outdoor private space during cruising and harbor. The hull’s shape is also suitably shaped by integrating the longitudinal balcony and offering, through large windows, a vision on the side and the bow from the inside of the cabins. The hull is also characterized by an elegant chamfered shape that evolves from the bow to the stern, framing a lamellar staircase that characterizes the transom with a detail inspired by the shapes of nature and at the same time reminding some Pininfarina typical car design details.

Paolo Pininfarina and Federico Rossi, Photo by Jeff Spicer
Paolo Pininfarina and Federico Rossi, Photo by Jeff Spicer