With the craftspeople who built her looking on, alongside her captain, Agorà III celebrated her launch today at ISA Yachts.
Agorà III is part of the ISA Alloy series, specifically an ISA Alloy 43, measuring 141 feet. As “Alloy” in the series name points out, the range emphasizes all-aluminum construction. Each megayacht is also a semi-displacement yacht, featuring angular, sporty styling by Luca Dini Design. Naval architecture, meanwhile, is by Studio Francesco Rogantin. Shallow-water cruising is a big part of the series’ appeal. To that end, Agorà III has a draft of 7’6” (2.3 meters).
Of course, entertaining and relaxing with friends and family aboard is important, too. The owner of Agorà III has four staterooms set aside for them, including a VIP. The other three are double staterooms, with all guests below decks. A beam of 26’6” (8.1 meters) means everyone should feel comfortable whether lounging on the upper deck or in the beach club. Although we do not know what woods, stones, and other materials are inside, Luca Dini Design collaborated with the owner.
Sea trials should take place soon. ISA Yachts anticipates that the megayacht will see a top end of 19 knots. In addition, it expects a best range of 3,500 nautical miles at 12 knots. The power package is a pair of 2,000-hp MTU M96 diesels.
Agorà III is further noteworthy for where she will call home. Her owner plans to take her to Japan after delivery. She’ll be the largest privately owned megayacht in those waters. Regardless of this record, the owner, who ISA Yachts says is passionate about the lifestyle, is surely eager to start cruising. He commissioned Agorà III in the summer of 2017.
Besides this project, ISA Yachts and her sister shipyards under the Palumbo Superyachts umbrella have a few other yachts in build. The smallest of these is 85 feet (26 meters), while the largest is 262 feet (80 meters).