ISA Yachts, the Italian superyacht manufacturer that was acquired by Palumbo Superyachts in 2016, has announced the sale of a new 45m superyacht from the GT-Gran Turismo series. The ISA GT 45, as the project is currently known, is under construction and Palumbo Superyachts’ Ancona shipyard and is due for delivery in the summer of 2020.
According to the yard, the ISA GT 45 represents a new era for the Gran Turismo line, which became well known following the deliveries of 66m Okto and 43m Philmi. Her exterior profile has been penned by Enrico Gobbi and her interior by Luca Dini. The steel hull and aluminium superstructure has been designed to reflect “sportiness and dynamism”.
“For her exterior profile, Enrico Gobbi has revisited some of ISA Yachts’ unmistakable characteristics such as the pronounced external arches connecting the hull to the superstructure and enriched with distinctive sports car features, such as the fancy air intakes,” explains the yard. “The silhouette is slender, with strong and flowing lines. The volume of the superstructure has been deliberately concentrated astern in keeping with the portions typical of a true coupè.”
The ISA GT 45 will berth eight guests across four cabins, and will be catered to by up to seven crew. She will have a range of 3,500 nautical miles at a speed of 12 knots. The shipyard claims that the ISA GT 45 will have the largest swimming pool ever seen on a yacht of this length.
According to SuperyachtIntelligence, in the 10-year period from 2009-2018 ISA delivered an average of 1.4 superyachts per year. Following a six-year period in which ISA delivered at least a single vessel year on year, with its best performance in 2014 with five deliveries, ISA failed to deliver vessels in 2015, 2016 and 2018. However, following its acquisition by Palumbo Superyachts in 2016, ISA appears to have returned to stability with a strong forward order book.
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