ISA Yachts is an acronym for International Shipyards Ancona, which was formed by the Rodriguez Group, a publicly traded yachting conglomerate, to manufacture a new line of yachts. Thus ISA was born. Currently, ISA has delivered two 153’ yachts, with several more on order. Another addition to the line will follow shortly, with the ISA 120’, a water jet driven mega yacht with some of the same design elements that has made their larger yacht such a grand success. Located in Ancona, Italy, ISA Yachts is managed by Gianluca Fenucci and Marcello Maggi. They oversee a workforce of 110 people, that are highly educated and bring years of yacht building skills to the group. The management team has worked together for over 20 years prior to forming ISA, which would be expected given the level of complexity necessary to bring a totally new yacht to the market and quickly establish themselves among the world’s best yacht builders.
The 50-meter ISA superyacht “Papi du Papi” Italian yacht builder International Shipyards of Ancona, popularly known as ISA Yachts launched its second 50-meter superyacht last year, ISA 500 christened as “Papi du Papi”. This yacht is built on a steel hull with aluminium superstructure bred to take on the deep blue on her own bottom. Her design is distinctly ISA to those who are familiar to this Italian yard’s style. The exterior lines were pencilled by Andrea Vallicelli for ISA while the warm tropical interior was done by Francesco Paszkowski. Not surprising taking into consideration the area of the world owners the are from.
First impressions often tell a lasting story. This one-of-a-kind yacht lures us with her winsome exterior glow; a pearlescent, robin’s egg blue. High gloss emerald, far removed from standard megayachts gowned in white, she steps elegantly out from the crowd. However, that first glance becomes a promise. While most yachts follow a single theme – this proud lady presents a list of exotic, visionary sojourns with panoramic décor, plus… her clever obsession with the lucky number seven. As the 7th project from ISA; the 7th steel & aluminum yacht in its series; she features 7 individual excursions – Old English, Oriental, Marrakech, Kremlin, Empire, Modern, Tsar – a 7th level mind-travel through world destinations; Europe, Persia, Africa, East to West, the 7 Seas, all within the boundaries of her decor. Planned as the 7th of a series, the owner’s preferences made her one of a kind. Built in Italy for a Russian owner, she reaches far beyond national boundaries with a Gulliver’s Travels collection of destinations, materials, color and fabrics. Russia’s megayacht concourse, less than 10 years extant, has grown.
ISA 156'Stairway to Heaven... International Shipyards Ancona & Rodriguez Group have created a signature line of yachts with the ISA 156' and soon to be launched ISA 120'. The following is a photo documentary tour of a yacht so distinct, the thought of climbing stairs will put a smile on your face. This side shot illustrates the "sportyacht" image ISA has captured with the integrated radar arch, which is remeniscent of an offshore performance boat...
Outfitting has commenced in earnest on the first ISA 45 GT. The Italian builder is working with Enrico Gobbi of Team For Design on the exterior design. Hull 1 of the 45 GT line will have an interior by Luca Dini who utilizes light Oak, bleached teak, and modern materials such as carbon fiber, steel, and glass for varying degrees of reflectiveness and looks. The internal volume for this vessel should allow for pretty comfortable living.
The second hull in the Gran Turismo 45 series from ISA has been sold and now has an owner. The exterior design of this vessel is by Team For Design and an interior by Luca Dini. The interior is a course in contemporary design with use of natural materials and even space and aerospace trimmings like carbon accents.
Another yacht from the former ISA brand has been launched. This time it is the largest member of the EXTRA family of yachts, the EXTRA 130. This yacht was only launched yesterday and will be prepared in time for her premier at the 2019 edition of the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS). Destined for a European owner, the first EXTRA 130 is called "L.A.U.L". The nearly 40-meter long vessel is designed by Francesco Guida internally and externally.
The latest launch from this Italian yard comes in the form of an EXTRA model. It is the first EXTRA 93 of this line to be launched. When completed this example will make her world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival alongside the EXTRA 86. It will also make an appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS). You will find the work of Francesco Guida on the exterior and interior of this yacht.
The smallest bullet shot by the ISA Sportivo gun has been sold. The Super Sportivo 100 GTO will go to a European owner when it is completed. You will find the 141 Super Sportivo and the 121 Super Sportivo in this new series. The yacht is perhaps in the headlines more for the proposed top speed of 50-knots on a 100-foot yacht. That in itself is a feat to achieve but the owner is a is clearly not phased by the potential fuel bill.
Italian yard ISA Yachts recently launched the first hull in the EXTRA 86 FAST line. Back in September of last year YF reported to you this hull picked up an owner. This EXTRA 86 FAST is aptly because of the propulsion package onboard designed to allow it to run faster. You will find triple Volvo Penta IPS 1350s that are capable of running this 86-foot yacht to 30-knots.