The first ISA Sport 120 Hull sale since the acquisition of ISA Yachts by the Palumbo Group S.p.A. is complete as of Aug. 1, 2016, followed quickly by initial construction activities at the ISA Ancona, Italy yard. Preceded by the sale of the first ten hulls, this sale celebrates the model’s continued appeal, packing a number of contemporary features, plus accommodations for ten guests and 5 crew, into the 36.45-meter composite hull.
Emphasizing the successes of the ISA brand and the Sport 120 model, Giuseppe Palumbo, CEO of the group, noted that while not a new model, this ISA icon is “extremely up-to-date,” quickly earning lots of interest upon relaunch by the Palumbo Group. The ISA Sport 120 was a popular choice in its first year, winning the MYDA yacht design award in 2005. A composite yacht built with modern, high quality materials and excellent construction methods, the Sport 120’s unmistakable Italian lines and chic interiors earn acclaim amid the competition, delivering a sporty, timeless yacht capable of 28-knot speeds.
Palumbo set up shop in 1967 as a ship repair and carpentry shop. Today The Palumbo Group is composed of a shipping division headquartered in Monaco with offices in Messina, Naples, Malta, Tenerife, and a yachting division, with ISA and Columbus new build headquarters in Naples and Ancona, and after sales in Naples, Marseille, Tenerife, Malta, and Ancona. The Ancona yard is the largest refit and maintenance center in the Mediterranean and Atlantic regions.