ISA Yachts has launched the first yacht of its Granturismo range - 43m motoryacht Philmi - at its Ancona facility.

The Granturismo concept, first presented to the yachting community in 2011, was a response to what ISA Yachts has described as "a market demand for steel/aluminium displacement yachts with a balance between their internal and external areas".

Sporting five cabins in total and accommodating 10 guests, the Andrea Vallicelli-designed Philmi is a two-deck steel/aluminium displacement motoryacht, notable for her sporty lines and is "the ideal yacht for a very demanding owner", according to the shipyard. She features a plumb bow and is powered by two CAT engines which allow her to reach a maximum speed of 17 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.

Philmi's interior has been designed by Sandrine Melot - the second yacht Melot has undertaken for this owner. The main saloon and owner's cabin feature a white and light grey colour scheme and plenty of leather-covered walls. The bar also features a Melot-designed centre-piece that has been specially made by Swarovski.

The yacht's name comes from a merging of the owner and owner's wife's names and ISA Yachts has described the yacht as "a tribute to the couple and to their love". The shipyard added: "When you pronounce Philmi it also sounds like 'feel me' and therefore contributes to the atmosphere of love and passion."

"If there is a theme to highlight, it is the progression, the evolution, distilled in various decorative details. The palette is wide with dominant warm colours, the pale grey wood links the different spaces and their respective colour schemes [and] a maximum of natural light was accomplished by the use of skylights where possible," commented the shipyard.

Philmi is the second sale in the Granturismo range and her sea trials will start next week, with delivery scheduled for June 2014.

Images: ISA Yachts

Naval Architect/Exterior Designer: Andrea Vallicelli
Interior Designer: Sandrine Melot
LOA: 43.25m
LWL: 42.55m
Beam (max): 8.6m
Draft: 3.95m
GT: 342gt (estimate)
Displacement: 384t

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