The sharp looks of a Granturismo series superyacht from ISA Yachts attracted an Australian customer. In 2023, that owner will take delivery of an ISA GT 45.
Similar to other ISA GT 45s, such as one commissioned two years ago, the 147’6” (45-meter) megayacht features exterior styling by Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design. The engineering, meanwhile, comes from ISA Yachts’ parent company, Palumbo Superyachts. GT (short for Granturismo) is the same name as famed Italian coupe automobiles from the 1950s. Translated literally, granturismo means “grand touring,” a design and a purpose somewhere between that of sports cars and luxury cars. Additionally, granturismo autos were for long days on the road—the “touring” aspect. Similarly, ISA Yachts conceived its series for turning heads. The design studio certainly borrows some car cues, such as the oversize air intakes. They pair well with her touring purpose, so to speak, at economical speeds. This ISA GT 45 should cover 3,800 nautical miles at 12 knots with traditional diesel power.
The steel-hulled project has high style inside, too, from designer Luca Dini. Notably, the Italian studio is incorporating carbon fiber inserts in the custom furnishings. Lighting design plays a strong role as well, with backlit wall panels, not just special overhead fixtures. The owner’s friends and family—eight total—will enjoy a calming ambience with abundant natural materials throughout, from their four staterooms to lounging areas. The owner has arguably the nicest accommodations, as you would expect. Extending the full beam, the suite has a balcony as well as private access to the foredeck sunning space.
Though few other details are public, ISA Yachts does say that this ISA GT 45 will have a beach club/gym with glass doors. She’ll also have a pool on her main aft deck.
ISA Yachts isayachts.com
Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design teamfordesign.com
Luca Dini Design lucadinidesign.com