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Aria SF: ISA Yachts announces launch of new 45m Gran Turismo

19 April 2022• Written by Katia Damborsky

ISA Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, is celebrating the launch of the first 45 metre Gran Turismo model named Aria SF.

Sold in March 2019, the new yacht was unveiled in Ancona under a flurry of confetti and a banner of flags, showing off a sporty exterior penned by Team For Design - Enrico Gobbi.

Credit: ISA Yachts

According to the yard, the Gran Turismo 45 "represents a new era for the Gran Turismo line.” Her profile is characterised by a plumb bow and a modern profile with a pulled-back radar arch and arched hull line that draws inspiration from modern sports cars.

This inspiration extends into the Luca Dini-designer interior, with Dini describing the owner as "an enlightened, forward-looking, open-minded entrepreneur."

“Sea, natural light and fresh air had to be centre stage alongside his profound love for technical and functional things, simple materials, cars, speed and primary colours," Dini said.

As a result, Dini's team "modulated the use of materials and glare, as if we were selecting appropriate key words for creative writing."

"A heartfelt thanks to the Owner who actively participated in the construction of this new model, enhancing it with innovation and technology. The launch of ISA GT 45 emphasizes an extremely active time of our company. 

"The Ancona shipyard is operating at full capacity with all its slots booked, which is why we have diverted to our Savona production site the construction of two other self-financed boats”, comments Giuseppe Palumbo, sole director of Palumbo Superyachts.

Key features of Aria SF include a "fairly generous interior space, liveable outdoor areas and a strong emphasis on the indoor-outdoor interaction".

Details include sliding glass doors, which connect the saloons to the cockpits, invisible curtains and sunlight filter systems.

Natural and relaxing shades are found throughout, specifically blue and red tones, while materials include "carbon, rosewood and stitched leather" inspired by "automotive stylistic elements".

The result is an atmosphere that is "welcoming, lively, light but concrete", the builder said.

Freestanding furnishings are found throughout the GT 45 by designers including Achille Castiglioni and Caccia Dominioni. In the accommodation quarters meanwhile, the bulkheads behind the beds have been turned into "true artworks" of personalised sketches themed around waves, sand, rocks, coral wind and speed.

Accommodation on board is for ten guests in five large cabins, including a luxurious full-beam master suite complete with a balcony and private access to the bow sunbathing area. Meanwhile, large windows along the yacht’s profile provide the master cabin and main saloon with far-reaching ocean views.

Thanks to two CAT C32 ACERT engines of 1, 318hp each, the yacht can reach a maximum speed of 15.5 knots.

The second GT 45 is currently under construction. Aria SF is set to make her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022 and go on to appear at the 2022 Monaco Yacht Show.