ISA Yachts reveals plans for Japan’s largest superyacht
'Agora III' is the first semi-displacement unit of ISA’s new aluminium line…
ISA Yachts has revealed the first renderings of the ISA 43-metre Alloy, the first semi-displacement unit of the new aluminium line. Renamed Agora III, the ISA 43-metre Alloy adds to ISA Yachts’ portfolio, which currently includes models such as the ‘Classic’, ‘Gran Turismo’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Super Sport’.
Upon delivery, M/Y Agora III will, according to the yard, be the largest private yacht in Japan. Her naval architecture was completed by Francesco Rogantin and was designed to create a sporty yet elegant aesthetic. Inspired by automotive designs, the wheelhouse side exits feature gull-wing doors, and the ventilation grilles with three external side slits.
Rogantin has developed interaction between interior and exterior spaces through the use of folding balconies by the lounge area of the main deck. The upper-deck private salon transforms into a cinema with a retractable TV, while on the same deck the captain’s cabin acts as an intermediate level between main and upper-deck. On the lower deck, the transom door folds down to create a large beach club to entertain guests on board Agora III which can host up to 10 people in her two large VIP cabins and two large guest cabins.
The interior and exterior design is by Luca Dini. Dini has favoured the use of raw materials such as precious stones, woods and silks, to create a natural, elegant feel.
Agora III is powered by two 2,000 hp MTUs, providing her with a top speed of 20 knots and a cruising speed of 18 knots. On the owner's specific request, this semi-displacement superyacht aims to combine performance and comfort with a particular focus on noise and vibration reduction. Her 43m length and 8.10-metre beam are accompanied by another main characteristic: the reduced draft at only 2.3 metres to allow access into secluded shallow coves.
According to SuperyachtIntelligence, ISA Yachts posted a stable number of deliveries from 2009 – 2013, with yard having its most prolific year in 2014 when it delivered five vessels. As a result of financial difficulties, a turbulent period followed 2014 that saw the yard fail to deliver vessels in 2015, 2016 and 2018. However, with two deliveries due in 2019, another in 2020 and two more in 2021, the yard appears to be nearing stability once again.
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