Marco Casali

Project : Ribot 85 Concept

Marco Casali is an architecture and yacht design studio based in Rome. Founder of the business, Marco Casali was six years old when he started sailing with his family on an old steel Akerboom yacht. He developed a passion for drawing boats but never thought this could be his job. After completing a degree in architecture and gaining experience with an in-house design team, his interest brought him back to the sea, and he spent six years collaborating with important design offices on projects for Ferretti, Bertram and CRN.

In 2004 Marco Casali established his own studio to consolidate his experience in luxury home design with his passion for yacht design, and since then the company has been responsible for the exterior and interior design of the Itama brand, part of the Ferretti Group. Other production yacht projects have been developed for Bavaria, Nix catamarans, ZL RIBs and others, totaling over 300 yachts cruising today. Since 2010 the studio has worked on larger custom projects from 30m to 110m for shipyards such as Benetti, ISA Yachts and Fincantieri. The studio is still involved in luxury interiors and product design, combining the experiences of different worlds into a common creative process.

The amazing RIBOT 85 concept is named after one of the most famous gallop horses. This Italian Stallion is fast, is powerful and boasts infinite grace! Full of wide open spaces on the upper deck, this amazing design features a HUGE swimming pool in the common area.

The owner’s deck is located on the upper deck, giving the maximum privacy. A massage room, two terraces and Jacuzzi both in the bow and the aft are the things that the RIBOT needs to make any journey a trip of a lifetime.