Drawing inspiration from nature as much as sports cars, ISA Yachts and Enrico Gobbi — Team for Design created the Ayrton series. The first of the three models so far reveals an interesting take on how such seemingly unrelated muses come together coherently.
That yacht, the Ayrton 63—the others are the Ayrton 50 and 70—does follow some conventions. For instance, she accommodates 12 in the owners’ party. Staterooms include a full-beam owners’ suite on the main deck, a VIP, and four double or twin guest cabins. Fifteen crewmembers ensure attentive service and proper operations. Full-height, opening glass (below) on the main and upper decks makes the ambience more inviting. Additionally, the 1,200-gross-ton megayacht should see a range exceeding 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots under Caterpillar power.
What makes the 207-footer (63-meter) and the entire Ayrton series different, though, is stylistic details. Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design borrows sporty cues from Formula 1. Similarly, the series name comes from Formula 1. Ayrton Senna da Silva was a renowned racing champion from Brazil. However, the design studio further mixes in natural shapes like fish gills in the five windows denoting the main-deck master suite (below).
The Ayrton series also has some differences in creature comforts. Aboard the Ayrton 63, the beach club (top) is particularly different. Specifically, it has a glass aft wall rather than an opening hatch. A waterfall spills from just above the glass wall down into an open-air pool nestled between two sunbeds and the twin stairways to the aft deck. For thematic connection, a hot tub is just inside the beach club, on the other side of the glass wall. Furthermore, two side hatches open to expand usable space, especially when the tender stowed to one side launches. ISA Yachts claims the beach club is the largest aboard yachts of this size, though doesn’t elaborate. Regardless, the area has an internal stairway as well as access from the opened side hatches and external stairs.
Details on the Ayrton 50 and 70, measuring 164 and 230 feet, should follow soon.
Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design teamfordesign.com
ISA Yachts isayachts.com