Five years ago, ISA Yachts delivered its largest-ever project, Okto. A head-turning design in both style and size, she was additionally distinctive for her paint scheme. Yet, she still embraced smooth, flowing lines, like her smaller predecessors. If the largest megayacht in the new ISA Continental range comes to fruition, Okto will be the second-smallest ISA. The ISA Continental 80, as well as the Continental 65, another member of the range, blend contemporary and classic styling, with distinctive transoms.
Okto, delivered in 2014, measures 217’9” (66.4 meters). The Continental 80 comes in at 262 feet (79.9 meters), with a beam of 41’10” (12.8 meters). More impressive, volume is 2,300 gross tons.
With styling and interior design by Enrico Gobbi and colleagues at Team for Design, the Continental 80 has the long, flowing lines akin to traditional yachts. Simultaneously, she has balconies amidships on three decks, thoroughly must-haves for today’s buyers. They’re striking characteristics of her profile, too, as are the long horizontal and vertical ports.
Starting with the ISA Continental 80, all of the Continental range megayachts have an emblem-like trapezoid on the transom (top and above). It draws attention not only to the yacht’s nameboard, but also to three stacked horizontal ports, bringing sunlight into the beach club. Speaking of which, it includes a nearly full-wall TV screen (below), for dramatic effect.
A 12-passenger yacht, the ISA Continental 80 has an abundance of currently popular creature comforts, along with creative twists. For instance, an infinity pool spans the beam of the aft main deck. Despite occupying significant space, it still leaves room for ample sunpads, along with loose furnishings for lounging. Among the above-mentioned balconies, the upper-deck terrace lets light filter down into the saloon directly below. Even with a full pool, the ISA Continental 80 still has a hot tub, forward of the skylounge, with raised sunbeds.
As for staterooms, the owners can reserve the upper deck entirely for themselves. With their sleeping area forward, they can turn the aft lounge into a private retreat. The same is true for alfresco spaces up here, too. Better yet, the touch-and-go helipad is just outside the suite.
ISA Yachts anticipates the Continental 80 to see a 17-knot top speed under twin MTU engines. Worldwide cruising should be no issue, since she should have a 6,200-nautical-mile range at 12 knots.
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