Calling the owner “an enlightened, forward-looking, open-minded entrepreneur,” designer Luca Dini has been enjoying working with the client behind the ISA GT 45 launching this summer. The 148-footer (45-meter) reflects “his profound love for technical and functional things, simple materials, cars, speed, primary colors.” Simultaneously, the megayacht reflects his love of the sea, sunlight, and fresh air. The images here give a glimpse at what this ISA GT 45 will look like.
While the shipyard revealed this series last March, construction on hull number one started many months prior. The yacht delivering this summer is the first of two GT 45 contracts in build, in fact.
To meet the owner’s desire for a light ambiance, the interior features bleached teak, lightly stained oak, lacquered surfaces, and even steel. In fact, dark-metal accents call more attention to the lighter decor elements, according to Dini. The overheads play a large role, too. This ISA GT 45 employs white leather as well as mirrors, helping further to pick up reflections of and from the sea.
Of course, big glass panes, especially floor-to-ceiling glass, are popular these days. The ISA GT 45 is no exception. But, Dini and the owner aren’t framing them with traditional curtains. Rather, the designer is striving to minimize them as much as possible. In addition, he’s using light-filtering shades sparing. In both cases, the idea is to shadows and brightness have a proper role in setting moods and creating a comfortable atmosphere.
Speaking of moods, rich blues and reds create a cheerful scene throughout the megayacht. The skylounge dining area at top shows one such example. Meanwhile, in the staterooms (for eight guests), resin-cast graphics made specifically for the megayacht cover the walls. Still in other areas, varyingly treated wood strips climb up the doors from the soles, for optical illusions. Finally, to reflect the owner’s love of cars, Dini employs stitched leather, carbon fiber, and rosewood.
As mentioned above, this first GT45 splashes in a few months. Look for her global debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. Hull number two, meanwhile, has a 2021 delivery date.
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