May 24, 2014

New Model: ISA Yachts 66m Granturismo

On May 3rd, 2014 ISA Yachts launched the 66m Granturismo. This full displacement custom motor yacht is the biggest ISA yacht built to date in terms of length. The concept behind the Granturismo is to emphasize the outdoor experience of a yacht without compromising the space and comfort that the owner would expect from a steel and aluminum displacement yacht. The overall beauty of yachts over the years has been lost to interior space, on the contrary Granturismo is a concept that allows for owners who love the sea to enjoy outside spaces. The ISA 66m Granturismo is a custom four deck yacht with an aluminum superstructure and an impressive steel hull with straight bow. The yacht is designed by Andrea Vallicellli and the interior by Alberto Pinto. Both designers worked in very close cooperation with the yard and the Owner’s management team to combine both design and architectural aspects based on a strong contrast between the harmonious and curvaceous lines of the decks with the rigorous and diamond-like geometry of the transom and sundeck. The hull shape and bow are optimized for both efficiency and comfort. ISA 66m Granturismo is a custom motor yacht with lots of space in relation to the total volume and her lines are sleek and graceful. The design does not achieve extra deck space by stacking the decks, there is not the piled-up effect, one layer after the other, the philosophy of the whole concept is to guarantee the owners the space and comfort they would expect. This stylish interior has been subcontracted to the renowned Austrian company List General Contractor GmbH. The naval architecture is developed in-house by ISA Technical Department in conjunction with BMT Nigel Gee naval architects, including a comprehensive four-month cooperation with MARIN - Maritime Research Institute Netherlands making a very intense tank testing program to evaluate all possible sea-conditions before starting the production of this very first innovative 66 meters super yacht. Throughout this procedure, at various steps, a close supervision was maintained by the Owner’s team. The exterior color scheme is composed of Dupont Black metallic on hull and Silver Metallic on the superstructure. Powered by twin Cats engines rated at 2366hp, she can reach top speeds of 18 knots and at a cruising speed of 16 knots. ISA 66M Granturismo will undergo the final commissioning phase in the next coming weeks.
Technical Data:
LOA - 66.4 m (217.8ft)
Waterline Length - 65.4 m
Beam - 11 m
Draft - 2.95 m
Displacement - 964 tons full load
Fuel Capacity - 135000 l
Water Capacity - 25000 l
Accommodation - 12 guests in 6 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cat 3512 C2 2366hp
Propulsion - line shafts
Speed - 18 knots max, 16 knots cruise
Range - 3800 nm at 16 knots
Hull Shape - full displacement
Contruction - steel hull, aluminium super structure
Project - Andrea Vallicelli exterior, Alberto Pinto interior, naval architect ISA Technical and BMT Nigel Gee  
Certification - Lloyds 100 A1 SSC Yacht Mono, G6 LMC UMS EP, MCA LY2, unrestricted