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SUPERYACHT #509
September 2004

Article selected from our quarterly magazine dedicated to the largest and most luxurious boats with information, interviews, technical articles, images and yachting news


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FRATELLI ROSSI "TEX"

From the Fratelli Rossi boatyards, "Tex" is a 28 metre motoryacht with a high resistance steel hull and a superstructure in aluminium and magnesium alloy. This yacht is elegant yet sober, especially the interiors which are well finished and luxurious but not excessively showy. Externally "Tex" is characterised by the sharp forms of the superstructure, by the special rectangular glazing and by the contrast between the bordeaux red of the hull and the white of the deckhouse. The night area for owner and guests is on the lower deck, the former having a suite with an office corner and private bathroom. The guest cabins consist of one VIP and two twin-bed. The forward main deck houses the galley, complete with all appliances necessary for the most demanding cruises, and a dinette for the crew. Farther aft there is the dining area for owner and guests and a saloon for relaxation, the latter furnished with two facing sofas against the bulwarks and two cocktail tables.

Externally the main deck has a spacious cockpit, suitable for open air meals and equipped with a large table and a sofa set athwartship by the transom. The area forward has the singular feature of a companionway for access to a spacious sundeck cushion on the coach roof. Proceeding towards the flying bridge there is a half-deck housing the command bridge, set out along the whole width of the superstructure at that point and fully equipped with latest generation instrumentation. There is a second command post on the flying bridge to which all the instruments are linked. The rest of the deck includes a second sundeck and an area aft for the tender. In the engine room there are two 820 HP MAN whose performance, checked by the yard, guarantees a maximum speed of 14 knots at half load and a cruising speed of 13. Like most modern superyachts "Tex" is equipped with roll stabilisers to be implemented with the vessel practically stationary.

For further information: Fratelli Rossi Cantiere Navale, Via Vetraia 11 int. 19, 55049 Viareggio (LU), Italy; phone and fax +39 (0)584 387062; website www.cantierefratellirossi.it; e-mail info@cantierefratellirossi.it.

TECHNICAL DATA
LOA: 28 metres
Beam: 6.50 metres
Full load draft: 1.85 metres
Light displacement: 110.000 kilos
Fuel tank: 12.000 litres
Water tank: 3.000 litres
Engines: 2 x 820 HP MAN D2840 LE 401
Maximum speed at half load: 14 knots
Declared cruising speed: 13 knots.