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Review: ISA 47.5m "Aquamarina"

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  1. Continuing the planet-circumnavigating tour, amidships, two Marrakech guest staterooms are festooned in bright white and aquamarine blue. Yet, the apartment style layout easily echoes plans of the similar yacht decorations; with Mid-East lamps, elegant gold trim and full-blown white bolstered padding for the queen-size berths. Each has full size windows. Each stateroom boasts 24-hour wifi, V-Sat internet, GMDSS and PABX telephone services.
  2. Continuing the Marrakech theme of stark white and rich gold trim, the sparkling white bathroom glitters with tiny white and blue wall tiles, while the bath tub/shower is executed in a bold, slate-blue marble and white.
  3. Truly Oriental in its spare, angular, but high-contrast design, the China/Japan stateroom uses a centered bright red banner to play against the gold, sculptured tree-print fabric. Black and mahogany wall patterns, highly lacquered, portray Oriental figure strictness, over the teak/holly floor.
  4. Scalding red cabinetry signals the Far East and its dragon motif in the Japan/China bath. Countertops feature ebony marble, with inset alabaster sinks. Flooring is red/white tile. Shower fixtures are bright stainless steel.
  5. The final touchstone on our World Tour, the Old English cabin, true to form, sports a gold-threaded bedspread as well as white/gold filigree-designed carpet. With a mahogany secretary/dresser, the room, and its well-appointed bath, could readily qualify as a first-class London hotel venue.
  6. Her proven engine performance – by a matched pair of MTU 1740 kW diesels – derives great benefit from Aquamarina’s earlier editions, which have proven excellent. Tested in all aspects, delivering a respectable cruise of 13 knots, she is MCA compliant, with ISPS and ISM. She boasts CCTV with eight cameras, DAGO Security, NDNS chart system and Flexi Fog firefighting system, as well as Gen-Kleen filtration.
  7. Aquamarina’s spacious garage offers built-in, overhead trolleys and side-opening doors to launch its 21’ Castoldi tender. In addition, underwater exploring equipment includes diving tanks and compressor; MCA medical kit, and ROV underwater camera system, which allows video shots to be transferred directly to the yacht’s TV system.
  8. Hidden at each beam are a pair of quick-release Hammer Life Rafts, but for this outing, Aquamarina deploys her satellites, a pair of GT-class PWC's adorned in Emerald, ready to frolic.
  9. Aquamarina’s design force – exterior: Walter Franchini; interior: Cristiano Gatto Design Team – were charged with placing this emphasis on travel through the ages, as well as varying worldwide cultures. They, along with Project Managers Tony Firth and William Bishop sought to make it all blend. Designing this yacht presented a “whole world sometimes at odds with each other.” Their task: Bring together the spectacular moments of each age and exotic culture, making Aquamarina shimmer on water with a heavenly glow.
  10. M/Y Aquamarina is no run of the mill yacht; but a very special edition, chosen by owners to reflect their long history of exotic travel. She’s a one in a lifetime pleasure yacht bearing remembrance and adventure; with none other like her.


    Review by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy ​


    LOA: 145’
    Beam: 29’
    Draft: 6’24”
    Displ.: 499 tons
    Fuel: 23,746 gal.
    Speed: Cruise 13 Knots / Max: 16.8 knots
    Range: 4170 nm @ 11 knots

    Power & Propulsion:

    Power: 2x MTU 12V 4000 M70, 1740 kW @2000 rpm
    Propellers: 2 X ELICHE RADICE fixed pitch propellers
    Bow thruster: 1 x RM Systems, 88 KW, electric, TMS100E
    Stern thruster: 1 x RM Systems, 60 KW, hydraulic, TMS050H
    Stabilizers: 1 X RM System, SMS 2200
    Generators - Main: 2x KOHLER 125 EFOZ 125 Kw 380 VAC 50 Hz
    Generator - Emergency: 1x KOHLER 55 EOFZ, 55 KW 380 VAC/50 Hz
    Water makers: HEM 18,000 lts / day

    For further information contact:

    ISA Yachts
    Via E. Mattei 14-18/A
    60125 Ancona, Italy
    +39 (-071) -50-21-91
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