“The decision to diversify our ISA Yachts brand offering came from a careful analysis aimed at positioning ourselves at the high-end of the power catamaran market.” With that, Giuseppe Palumbo, CEO of Palumbo Superyachts, makes it clear that the ISA Zeffiro 130 is no one-off megayacht.
At 129 feet LOA (39.42 meters), and with a nearly 43-foot (13.1-meter) beam, the catamaran boasts ample spaces. Yet, the ISA Zeffiro 130 remains within the 500-gross-ton threshold that keeps manning and regulatory requirements easier to address. Overall, the megayacht can accommodate an owners’ party of 10 and a crew complement of five.
Customarily, catamarans situate guest staterooms and crew cabins in the hulls. The ISA Zeffiro 130 follows suit, additionally putting the master suite forward on the main deck. Naturally, this allows it to take advantage of the full beam, easily fitting a king-size bed and a cozy lounge. Palumbo Superyachts has partnered with the French design studio Berret-Racoupeau Yacht Design for these features, and the rest of the interior. Especially note how a door within the 180-degree expanse of windows forward allows you to step out onto an expansive alfresco relaxation area. Featuring a hot tub, it’s upwards of 1,076 square feet (100 square meters) of privacy. This may make it tough to concentrate while working at the desk/office area just inside.
Nearly just as spacious, at 861 square feet (80 square meters), the flying bridge is for sundowners or sunning—or both. Thanks to a hardtop, the ISA Zeffiro 130 has shade over the bar area fully forward. Meanwhile, in an interesting design twist, the megayacht transforms into more of a traditional monohull when guests want to use the beach club. The transom folds down, as do side platforms, to create one continuous area from port to starboard outside. Therefore, this caters to boarding watertoys and generally spreading out to enjoy an afternoon at the water’s edge.
While still in the design stage, the ISA Zeffiro 130 should have a shallow enough draft for accessing a variety of anchorages. The shipyard also says the megayacht should achieve a range of 3,700 nautical miles with twin 2,000-hp diesel engines. The anticipated cruising speed is 14 knots, too.
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