After handing over 10 megayachts in a series, a yacht builder could be forgiven for sticking with the same styling features. No need to mess with success, right? ISA Yachts didn’t entirely agree when it came to the ISA Sport 120. The original curvy styling by Andrea Valicelli received a subtle makeover in time for Clorinda to become delivery number 11. The enhancements by Team for Design – Enrico Gobbi, along with the owner’s own idea, give a longstanding design new appeal.
You’ll still find the flowing staircases from the transom up to the flying bridge aboard Clorinda. This signature design made the ISA Sport 120 so readily recognizable on the horizon, after all. However, Team for Design – Enrico Gobbi saw fit to enhance her curvy appeal, plus make her a bit more modern.
Both the curvy and contemporary concepts come into play in Clorinda’s profile. Note the glass inset into the arch. The original 120 always had glass here, but the current design team enlarged it. It’s now nearly 10 feet long (3.3 meters long). Furthermore, it’s in keeping with customers wanting more of a connection to the outside world while aboard.
The 120-foot (36.45-meter) Clorinda does indeed make that connection. Imagine how the owners, along with friends and family, feel while enjoying formal meals just inside the aft deck. The owner wanted a peaceful ambiance, and received it via the work of Francesco Guida. Keeping the area, plus the saloon just forward, from feeling too formal: a bar (with barstools, of course) between the two.
Team for Design – Enrico Gobbi additionally redesigned the ports in the main-deck master suite. Making a bigger impact, though, is the two-level layout of the suite. As the photo shows, the en suite bath and dressing area are down a few steps from the bedroom. An owner-requested skylight brightens the already-light ambiance, featuring pale woods.
As much as the ISA Sport 120 series invited owners and guests to soak up the alfresco atmosphere, none had forward sunning spots. Clorinda’s owner changed that. It’s a wonderfully private area to enjoy whether at anchor or at speeds up to the reported maximum of 34 knots. (That speed, by the way, comes from triple MTUs and KaMeWa waterjets, plus a central booster.)
Fitting for a yacht whose enhanced styling largely comes from sports cars.