ISA Yachts created its EXTRA series to appeal to more youthful yacht buyers, including newcomers to the market. Interestingly, the looks and performance have struck a chord with experienced customers, too. An owner who had a more traditional ISA project has signed for hull number one of the ISA EXTRA 86 megayacht series.
A significant idea behind the EXTRA series, designed with Francesco Guida, is to offer better use of space. It particularly prioritizes breaking down barriers between cruisers and the ocean ambiance. So, for instance, each EXTRA megayacht model has an extra-long, open aft deck.
The yard has not yet revealed the dimensions for that space allocation. However, the ISA EXTRA 86 is essentially a bigger version of the EXTRA 76 (below), which already has hull number one on the water. For perspective, consider that the smaller yacht, measuring 79 feet (24 meters), has 538 square feet (50 square meters) of open aft-deck area. Usable space like that is typically reserved for far larger megayachts. Also for perspective, consider that the 76 has a 22-foot (6.8-meter) beam.
A similarly ample beam should make the ISA EXTRA 86 look and feel commodious even inside. Just as the styling of the megayacht breaks with tradition, so, too, does the main-deck layout. Complementing the atmosphere of the aft deck, the interior is mostly a lounge. Even with an interior helm (a second helm is on the flying bridge), conversations and together time are the priorities. In addition, similar to the 76, the ISA EXTRA 86 situates the galley aft. It’s a more casual and convenient layout, considering buyers will likely spend the most time outside.
ISA Yachts says the 86 will have four staterooms below decks, including a full-beam master. The owner and guests will additionally make quick work of harbor hopping come delivery in 2019. The shipyard anticipates upwards of 30 knots at maximum speed with Volvo Penta’s IPS propulsion system.
The ISA EXTRA 86 joins two larger models signed in recent months, a 93 and a 126.