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Rossinavi Polaris: 158 Feet of Wow

Pre-set technical platforms are increasingly being embraced by megayacht builders. One reason: They allow quicker delivery schedules. They also offer peace of mind to buyers, some of whom don’t want to get involved in engineering and systems decisions. The trick is still offering buyers the ability to customize the entire arrangement, not just pick pillows. And it’s also key to offer something engineering-wise that competitors do not.

Polaris, the second in the Prince Shark series from Rossinavi, has so many personalized touches that you might assume she’s a fully custom commission. Equally noteworthy, Rossinavi set its sights on incorporating performance- and eco-oriented features right from the start.

rina green plus
Thanks to Team For Design, Polaris bears sharp, sleek lines and looks as swift as she performs. Top speed is about 24 knots. Equally noteworthy, Rossinavi says she consumes just 26.4 gph (without gensets) at 10 knots. The yard also set RINA’s strict, and purely voluntary, Green Plus environmental notation as a goal. Extensive LEDs and an advanced fuel consumption monitoring system helped earn the classification.
Swimmers will appreciate the handy swim platform shower aboard Polaris. But that’s no ordinary swim platform. It’s a multi-functional hydraulic transformer. A section extends out a few feet, as shown. Then, the front section folds out and down to become swim steps, complete with rails, straight into the ocean.
The wheelhouse features the I-Bridge system developed by Team Italia, an Italy-based electronics specialist for megayachts. Radar and other nav data, along with engine data, CCTV, and other functions (except for emergency devices) are all integrated into touch-screen panels. The I-Bridge setup is always customized for each individual yacht.
The interior design of Polaris is thoroughly contemporary and opulent. The dining area’s Swarovski crystal chandelier and backlit onyx wall set the scene for formal affairs. There’s even an onyx inset in the dining table itself. The backdrop here, and throughout the rest of Polaris overall, is subdued, using pale maple wood and ivory leather and fabrics.
swarovski crystals
The first Rossinavi Prince Shark project, Param Jamuna IV, which was delivered just last year, features a central elevator. The owner of Polaris didn’t want one, content instead with a spiral staircase. But, just as the dining area reflects flair for the dramatic, the stairway winds around a backlit column of Swarovski crystals as it rises through the decks.
LEDs rather than incandescent lighting are used here in the main-deck master suite, and as the backlighting elements elsewhere onboard. Ebony wood strikes a strong contrast against the dominant subdued tones. Since balconies are quite popular aboard megayachts, Polaris has one here, too. It’s a fold-down, teak-lined terrace by an en suite breakfast area (not shown).
An entire wall of onyx—backlit, once again—takes center stage in the master bath. You may have spied it in the background of the previous photo. The owners wanted as many rooms as possible onboard Polaris to touch all the senses.
If the other opulent decor treatments aboard Polaris didn’t get your attention, this should. The bronze and blue murals are comprised of thousands of small glass tiles. Still in keeping with the “touch all the senses” concept, there’s a player piano and, not shown, a guitar.
Surely the center of everyday life aboard Polaris is the sundeck. The windscreens flanking the seating and dining areas, combined with the hardtop, lend protection when needed. Take a closer look at the hardtop: The center is comprised of louvered panels that allow sun to filter down, too.
The waterfall and waterjet-equipped pool fully aft on the sundeck are hard to resist. The pool can be filled with sea water, thanks to pumps below decks. Should the owners or guests want more pampering, a sauna is tucked in the transom.

Sleek and forceful in profile, soft and sumptuous inside, Polaris is a reflection of her owners’ tastes and living style. She also reflects how a shipyard can take a leap of faith with a technical platform. Rossinavi conceived the Prince Shark series to be as environmentally-minded as it is performance-minded. Plenty of owners see the benefits of pre-planned hull and superstructure designs, propulsion systems, and more. But it takes specific buyers to welcome purely voluntary measures like RINA Green Plus that further impact design and operations.

Specifications – LOA: 158’4″ * Beam: 28’9″ * Draft – 6’1″ * Displacement: 500 Tons * Fuel Capacity: NA

For more information, contact Rossinavi.

Written by Diane Byrne

Written by: Diane Byrne

Diane M. Byrne is the founder and editor of the daily updated website Megayacht News. A longtime yachting writer, she also contributes to Yachts International, Boat Exclusive, and other magazines. She is additionally a member of the International Superyacht Society Board of Directors and Vice Chair of the U.S. Superyacht Association.


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