ISA yachts, the Italian shipyard that was acquired by Palumbo Superyachts in 2016, has announced that a European client has signed a contract for the fastest superyacht the brand has built to date. With a top speed of 50 knots, the ISA Super Sportivo 100 GTO is now on track for a 2020 delivery date as the 30.5m project enters construction at the Ancona facility.

“We strongly believe in this ISA Super Sportivo line and we are very pleased to start building this first model that we are positive it will be a great success,” says Giuseppe Palumbo, CEO of Palumbo Superyachts.

Designed by Marco Casali of Too Design, the new project is low and sleek which accentuates the focus on performance and speed. The hull and superstructure are also to be built with epoxy based vinyl ester resin with carbon fibre and Kevlar reinforcements in order to keep the yacht as light as possible.

We strongly believe in this ISA Super Sportivo line and we are very pleased to start building this first model that we are positive it will be a great success.”

- Giuseppe Palumbo, CEO of Palumbo Superyachts.

“The ISA Super Sportivo 100ft GTO stems from the idea of creating a boat that would exalt the values of sportiness and seaworthiness typical of an open boat,” says Marco Casali. “The sleek lines are highlighted by the tall V-shaped bow and by the profile rapidly declining towards the stern. The sizeable open surfaces at the bow and stern make it unique in its category, while the hard-top large opening glass panels ensure maximum comfort even in the cockpit extensive covered areas.

“The performance of the boat is stylistically enhanced by the large air intakes with a dynamic function for those positioned above the hard top,” Casali continues. “The interiors, available in variants from 3 to 5 guest cabins in addition to the two crew cabins, are completely customizable and characterized by a design oriented to the creation of light and iconic spaces.”

According to The Superyacht Agency, ISA Yacht’s fleet currently stands at 35 vessels in total with a cumulative LOA of 1578.83m. Over the last 10 years the shipyard has delivered 15 yachts, including M/Y Agora III, which was delivered at the beginning of the year and the second yacht to be delivered under Palumbo’s ownership.

Prior to 2016, when ISA Yachts slipped into administration, the shipyard’s figures were consistent delivering an average of 1.4 vessels per annum. Since the shipyard was acquired by Palumbo in 2016, activity at the facility appears to be stabilising and regaining momentum towards levels similar to that prior to 2014 with a strong forward order book.


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