ISA Yachts and Marco Casali Too Design have joined forces for a series of steel-hulled megayachts. Called the Berlinetta series, its first design is the 40M Berlinetta shown here. LOA is 131 feet (40 meters).
The Berlineta series is aimed at buyers who want big volumes but not the maintenance or crew needs that big megayachts require. ISA Yachts has gained a good amount of experience building larger and larger projects. It recognizes, however, that there’s a way to impart that technical know-how into what some owners consider a more manageable package.
Besides the 40M Berlinetta, the series will feature a 98-foot (30-meter) model. Marco Casali’s studio is responsible for the concept, styling, and interior design for the series overall. Naval architecture and engineering is by ISA Yachts’ in-house team.
Buyers can put their own imprint on the yachts. Of course, Marco Casali’s studio and ISA Yachts already have a suggested layout for the 40M Berlinetta. It includes five staterooms for the owner’s party. They also suggest three crew cabins accompany the captain’s stateroom. Something owners will certainly leave alone, however, is the wide-body configuration. The saloon spans the full 27’6” (8.4-meter) beam aboard the 40M Berlinetta. The elbowroom-friendly feel enhanced by full-height opening windows, too. Casali explains that the goal is to make the entire area feel like a terrace over the sea.
That same feeling will come at the waterline, with the beach club. Casali says outfitting options range from making it an extra saloon to a spa/wellness area, or even doubling as a tender garage. More options await for the foredeck. Here, the 40M Berlinetta can feature a hot tub or another tender garage.
Regardless of configuration, expect the yacht to have good range at a variety of speeds. ISA Yachts says that twin Caterpillar C32s should permit the 40M Berlinetta to see 3,600 miles at 11 knots. At her cruise speed of 13½ knots, she should achieve 2,200 miles. Top end is 15½ knots.
The 40M Berlinetta will have a feature familiar to fans of ISA Yachts. Fully aft, stairways on each side flow down from the top deck to the swim platform.
The ISA Yachts 40M Berlinetta will be RINA classed and meet MCA LYC 3 standards.
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