Okto, ISA 66M Granturismo, Delivered

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PHOTO: Paolo Zitti

The 217’9” (66.4-meter) Okto is embarking on her maiden voyage. She’s the first ISA 66M Granturismo. She’s also ISA Yachts largest megayacht.

Okto has a traditional full-displacement hull form, despite looking more like a fast maxi open. And that’s partly the idea. With the Granturismo series, ISA Yachts wanted to maximize alfresco space like maxis do, without sacrificing the comfort of full-displacement yachts. As a result, there is a good-size sundeck and several private outdoor areas. Further as a result, Okto tops out at a reported 18½ knots. Cruising speed is said to be 16½ knots. Power comes from twin Caterpillar diesels.

Okto bears styling is by ISA Yachts’ frequent design partner Andrea Vallicelli. Okto actually has four decks, despite appearing to be low profile. The black and silver paint scheme keep the visual trickery going.

The yacht accommodates 12 in the owner’s party and 17 crew. ISA Yachts has not revealed full details of the general arrangement. For now, it is likely safe to assume that the master suite is forward on the main deck. We do know that three crewmembers are considered house staff and have single cabins.

Inside Okto, the owner worked closely with Alberto Pinto to make the most of the 36’1” (11-meter) beam. Decor elements have not been publicized, either. Regardless, it is interesting to note that the owner and the owner’s team were closely involved in other aspects of Okto, too. They attended some of the tank tests early on, when the hull design was in development, for example.

Comments

  1. Mark Rush says:

    I just saw Okto moored up in Zadar. What an UGLY, ostentatious and hideous vessel! Let’s hope she’s taken out of Zadar soon and moored somewhere more befitting. For example Rotterdam! Yuk!

  2. I just saw it in Split. Its is enormous…but I want to know…does someone know the owner of it?

  3. First I thought this vessel here in Korcula must be a Vogon spaceship due to its ugly black round barnacles on its top until I realized it’s the Okto. There are definitely thousands of nicer ships around.

  4. vincenzo garzillo says:

    I saw it yesterday in Spalato and today in Korcula. I like it, because it conveys the idea of “power”. I also would like to know who is the owner.

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