Here’s Philmi (pronounced “feel me”), the first ISA Yachts Graturismo model. The steel-hulled, 142-foot (43.25-meter) megayacht launched in late March and starts sea trials soon.
As a reminder, the Granturismo series is based on ISA Yachts’ ISA 120 and ISA 140 models. Specifically, the series echoes the emphasis on the outdoors as much as (if not more than) the indoors. The Granturismo series is also within ISA Yachts’ steel and aluminum range, versus its fiberglass yachts. The shipyard further wanted to preserve the metal megayachts’ transoceanic abilities and lower fuel consumption.
Performance-wise, Philmi should see a 2,800-nautical-mile range at a 14½-knot cruise. Fuel burn is expected to be about 74 gph (280 lph) at that speed. Power comes from twin Caterpillar C32s. At 12 knots, Philmi should burn 40.7 gph (154 lph) and enjoy a range of 4,200 nautical miles. Those are good figures for this 6’6”-draft (2-meter-draft) megayacht. The owners paid a good deal of attention to systems and related aspects.
With an estimated gross tonnage of 342, Philmi makes the most of her alfresco spaces. The owners were quite hands-on in the design of all areas onboard, too. A notable feature on the flying bridge is a bar with a column of faux ice that gets lit in colorful ways come nighttime. Philmi also, of course, has a hot tub and sunpads up here. Rather than having a traditional beach club, Philmi has a gym overlooking the swim platform.
Skylights spill natural light down into the interior, designed by Sandrine Melot of Melot+Trillo. Philmi is the second megayacht that Melot has designed for the husband half of the owners. Four guest staterooms, saloons, and more feature grey-stained wood, leather on the walls and overheads (even the master-suite sole), and tones of white and grey on furnishings. Each area also has individual thematic elements, ranging from paintings to sculptures. A bar, for example, has a Swarovski centerpiece designed by Melot. Philmi has a beam of 28 feet (8.6 meters).
If you’re wondering about the yacht’s name, the owners chose Philmi for a few reasons. First, it’s a combination of their first names. “Feel me” also reflects their mutual love, and their desire for the yacht to have an overall atmosphere of affection. They take delivery in June.