Fittingly for a yacht whose name relates to music, a singer serenaded the crowd at ISA Yachts when Aria SF lowered into the water in Italy this month. Also fittingly, colorful confetti representing the colors of the Italian flag filled the air. She’s part of the ISA Gran Turismo 45 series, a.k.a. the GT 45 series.
Styling for the superyacht comes from Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design. It includes a vertical bow, striking arches to each side rising through the three decks, and a fin-shaped hardtop. “Gran Turismo” hints at how the megayacht unites the worlds of sporty looks and luxury, similar to the famous Italian coupe cars from the 1950s that bear the same name.
ISA Yachts’ parent company, Palumbo Superyachts, provided naval architecture for Aria SF. The steel and aluminum yacht, measuring about 148 feet (45 meters), will conduct sea trials soon. She should see a top speed of 15½ knots with twin Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesels.
Although few details are available currently, the interior of Aria SF features design nods to automobiles. Additionally, primary colors and concepts of speed play big roles. Overall, the megayacht will accommodate 10 people in the owner’s party. Naturally, the master suite sits forward on the main deck. Luca Dini collaborated closely with the owner for the overall look and feel. The shipyard says the owner was quite involved in many aspects of the yacht’s design and development, too.
Look for Aria SF to make her world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival. She’ll then be in the water at the Monaco Yacht Show.
Other ISA GT 45s are in build, too, including one for an Australian customer. The shipyard also has two on-spec projects under construction. However, due to ISA’s Ancona shipyard being at capacity, they are at the Savona shipyard under the ownership of Palumbo Superyachts.
Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design teamfordesign.com
ISA Yachts isayachts.com
Luca Dini Design lucadinidesign.com