ISA Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, began of construction of hull and superstructure of the new 226-foot (80-metrer) ISA Continental.
Palumbo Superyachts has started the project ‘on spec’ as part new strategic investment plan. The interior design and customization are scheduled for summer 2021 and the yacht would be ready for delivery in summer 2023. Palumbo feels that a reduction in delivery lead-times is an increasingly critical aspect in an owner’s decision-making process, especially for the construction of superyachts over 230ft-262ft (70m-80m).
From 2002 to date, ISA has delivered 34 superyachts, between 98-feet and 220-feet (30m and 67m). ISA Continental 80 will be the brand’s new flagship and will benefit from a consolidated platform as well as Palumbo Group’s fifty-year know-how. It will also be the largest ‘on spec’ yacht under construction and sale in Italy.
In the last five years Palumbo Superyachts’ business strategy has included investment in large projects such as the acquisition of the Italian shipyards ISA in Ancona and Mondomarine in Savona, the creation of the new EXTRA brand, the investment of over € 6 million for acquiring the largest Syncrolift in the Adriatic Sea.
Palumbo Superyachts can rely on a network of 5 shipyards scattered through the Mediterranean (Ancona, Savona, Naples, Marseille and Malta) all providing owners with professional services ranging from design to construction and following with after-sale support and maintenance/refit assistance.
Currently there are 6 superyachts from 85ft to 213ft (26m to 65m) under construction at the Ancona shipyard. Furthermore, since September 2019, there have been 150 yachts from 78ft to 328ft (24m to 100m) that have had maintenance or refit services from Palumbo’s network.
The Continental Range
The Continental range, designed for ISA Yachts by Arch. Enrico Gobbi, Team for Design, comes in two versions of 262ft ( 80m) and 213ft (65m). Its external design is highlighted by squared windows for panoramic views from all the main indoor areas.
The terraces in the central section of the boat; in particular, the one on the Upper Deck are bona fide balconies that let more light into the living area. Other brightly lit areas include the gym in the Sky-lounge and the lounges on the Upper and Main Deck. On the stern there is an infinity pool. Its rectangular shape spans the beam of the deck and stands out for its aft wall formed by 2 glass sheets with water cascading between them. Large sun pads transform this portion of the Main Deck into an extension of the actual beach area to which is connected by a flight of stairs. The Upper Deck is a proper owner’s deck with lounge and living areas astern and the master suite forward. The yacht is also equipped with touch-&-go helicopter landing pad.
The interiors will be designed by Luca Dini Design & Architecture and will include 7 cabins accommodating up to 12 passengers assisted by 19 crew members housed in 10 cabins. The yacht is equipped with two MTU 16V4000M63L engines reaching a 17-knot maximum speed and a 12-knot cruising speed with a range of 6200 nautical miles.
MODEL: ISA CONTINENTAL 80
TYPE: MOTOR YACHT
HULL: FULL DISPLACEMENT
NAVAL ARCHITECT: TEAM FOR DESIGN/PALUMBO SUPERYACHTS
EXTERIOR DESIGN: ENRICO GOBBI -TEAM FOR DESIGN
INTERIOR DESIGN: LUCA DINI DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE
HULL MATERIAL: STEEL
S/STRUCTURE MATERIAL: ALUMINUM ALLOY
LOA: 259ft /79.90m
LWL AT FULL LOAD: 228ft /69.47m
MOULDED BEAM: 42ft/12.80m
DRAUGHT AT FULL LOAD: 12ft/ 3.65m
DISPLACEMENT AT FULL LOAD: 1690 T
GROSS TONNAGE: 2300 GT (APPROX)
MAXIMUM SPEED (100% MCR): 17 KNOTS
CRUISING SPEED: 12.0 KNOTS
RANGE AT 12 KNOTS: 6200 NM
PASSENGERS / CABINS: 12 / 7
CREW / CABINS: 19 / 10