On May 3rd, 2014 ISA YACHTS launched the ISA66M GRANTURISMO (216ft). 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 space for owners who love the sea and like to be outside.
The ISA66M GRANTURISMO is a custom 4-deck yacht with an aluminum superstructure and an impressive steel hull with straight bow. The yacht is designed by ANDREA VALLICELLI 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.
ISA66M 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) including a very intense tank testing program to evaluate all possible sea-conditions before starting the production of this very first innovative 66m l.o.a. 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 Dupont Silver Metallic on the superstructure.
Powered by 2 CATERPILLAR 3512 C engines rated at 1765 KW @ 1800, she can reach a top speed of 18 knots and at a cruising speed of 16,5 knots.
ISA 66M GRANTURISMO will undergo the final commissioning phase in the next coming weeks.
ISA 66M GRANTURISMO MAIN TECHNICAL DATA
Length over all 66,40 m
Length at water line 65,45 m
Beam, max 11,00 m
Depth, mld 5,50 m
Max draft 2,95 m
Classification LLOYD’S_100 A1 SSC YACHT MONO G6,_LMC, UMS, EP
Compliance MCA, LY2 Code, Unrestricted
Main engines CAT 3512 C 2x 1765 KW @ 1800 rpm
Max speed at half load 18 knots
Cruising speed 16,5 knots
VIA MATTEI 14, 60125 ANCONA, ITALY