New ISA Route 66 superyacht project in build
by Risa Merl
Italian yacht builder ISA has revealed its latest design in build, a 66.4-metre superyacht project called Route 66.
Named in honour of the legendary highway that traces its away across America, the design by Andrea Vallicelli puts an emphasis on outdoor spaces. As the original Route 66 met the calling of those searching for open road, Route 66 the yacht answers her owner's calling of the open sea. Route 66 is designed for owners who like to be outside, and the ample and expansive deck spaces foster a connection to the sea.
Vallicelli has penned curvaceous exterior lines for superyacht Project Route 66. The four-deck, full-displacement yacht is to be built in steel and aluminium, and naval architecture comes from the yard's in-house ISA Yachts Technical Department.
Route 66's indoor/outdoor living ethos can be best seen in the main deck saloon (pictured above), which opens fully to the aft deck, as pictured above. The large beach area also looks to be an excellent inside/out living venue, which can be designed to host a spa with a sauna, hammam and emotional shower.
There is an option for a helipad on the flush foredeck, which hides the stowage for the 8-metre rescue tender and the Jet Skis. The main tender garage is set starboard, lower deck, opposite the gym.
With an ample 11-metre beam, Route 66 will have expansive living spaces and accommodation for 12 guests in five staterooms and a master suite. The interior styling renders are the work of Laura Pomponi of Luxury Projects.
Powered by twin Caterpillar engines, Route 66 is predicted to reach a maximum speed of 18.5 knots and achieve a 5,000 nautical mile range at 15 knots.
ISA reports that Route 66 is under construction and scheduled to be delivered spring 2017.