ISA Yachts is known for large, sporty-style megayachts and long-range megayachts. The ISA EXTRA 76 may be dramatically smaller, but she is no less a big-thinking design. She has ample volume for her length, and equally noteworthy, is more energy efficient—and therefore environmentally efficient.
ISA Yachts and designer Francesco Guida set out to offer better use of space, especially to connect buyers to the ocean environment. The aft deck is an especially good example. Here, the ISA EXTRA 76 has an eyebrow-raising 538 square feet (50 square meters) of relaxation space. That’s something expected of far larger megayachts. Remember, this is “just” a 79-foot (24-meter) yacht.
If that space utilization impresses you, then the interior general arrangement will, too. The ISA EXTRA 76 has an impressive beam of 22 feet (6.8 meters). The main deck is one large lounge, with an inside helm as well. The galley straddles the aft-deck doors, to better accommodate those of you who spend about as much time outside as inside.
While you get four staterooms below decks on the ISA Extra 76, you’ll rest easier knowing that the yacht takes a “green” approach. The glass lining both sides of the saloon contains photo-voltaic cells. The sunlight converts to energy to charge the onboard batteries. That, in turn, means that while you’re asleep, no gensets have to run. Your air conditioning and other “hotel load” conveniences all draw off the batteries. As ISA Yachts put it, you can leave the soundtrack on nature.
Enjoy this look at the ISA EXTRA 76. The megayacht, capable of a 21-knot top speed, premieres at the Cannes Yachting Festival this week.