ISA Yachts announces launch of 66m Granturismo superyacht
by Tom Isitt
ISA Yachts has announced the launch of it's latest yacht - the ISA 66m (216') Granturismo, a full displacement custom motor yacht which is the biggest ISA yacht built to date in terms of length.
The concept behind the Grandtourismo is to emphasise 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 yard feels that the overall beauty of yachts over the years has been lost due to the demands of interior space, so the Granturismo aims to offer the best of both demands.
A custom four-deck yacht with an aluminum superstructure and a steel hull with axe bow, the Grandtourismo was designed by Andrea Vallicelli and the interior by Alberto Pinto. Both designers worked in close cooperation with the yard and the owner’s management team to combine both design and architectural aspects. The hull shape and bow are optimised for both efficiency and comfort. The naval architecture was developed in-house by ISA Technical Department, in conjunction with BMT Nigel Gee naval architects, including a lengthye tank-testing programme.
The exterior color scheme is composed of Dupont Black metallic on hull and Dupont Silver Metallic on the superstructure. Powered by twin Caterpillar 3512C engines rated at 2400hp @ 1800, she can reach a top speed of 18 knots and at a cruising speed of 16.5 knots.
The Grandtourismo will undergo the final commissioning phase in the next coming weeks.