Hull construction for the newly signed ISA Gran Turismo 80 is nearly finished, marking one of many major milestones to come for this significant superyacht. She’s one of the largest builds in ISA Yachts’ history.
Also known as the yacht Project Future, the 262-footer (80-meter) is for a repeat customer of the shipyard. The owner, who signed the contract earlier this year, took delivery of Okto in 2014. That 218-footer (66-meter) turned plenty of heads wherever she went due to her ultra-sleek styling, reminiscent of GT (gran turismo) sports cars. He has been as pleased with how ISA Yachts has handled her maintenance schedule as he has been with her overall design and engineering. These in large part convinced him to take a closer look at the new Gran Turismo series from the shipyard and Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design, which is responsible for styling.
Even though the yacht Project Future is much larger, she shares some similarities with Okto. Firstly, steel grey paint will draw more attention to her shapely styling. Okto had metallic paint, further striking a strong contrast against a dark hull. Secondly, the superstructure sits back a bit farther on the hull in comparison to traditional motoryachts. Of course, both megayachts bear the signature ISA Yachts arch, connecting each deck, which aficionados will recognize immediately.
Due to the number of years between Okto and the current project, naturally some differences exist, too. For instance, swimming pools are incredibly popular, so the yacht Project Future has one forward on the main deck. It’s an infinity pool, too, just outside of the master suite. Yet another difference is floor-to-ceiling glass—particularly special in the master suite, since it slides open to transform the suite into an indoor-outdoor area. Speaking of staterooms, 10 guests all get cabins on the main deck, rather than the typical locations below decks. One of them is a VIP containing its own lounge as well. Should extra friends and family come aboard, though, a sixth stateroom stands ready below decks.
Manned by a crew of 18, Project Future will show off warm-tone woods throughout her décor. Delivery is still on schedule for 2027.
Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design teamfordesign.com
ISA Yachts www.isayachts.com
More About the Yacht Project Future
LOA: 262’5” (80 meters)
Beam: 41’10” (12.8 meters)
Draft: 11’10” (3.65 meters)
Guests: 14 in 7 staterooms
Engines: 2/3,000-hp MTUs
Range: 6,200 nautical miles at 12 knots
Builder: ISA Yachts
Stylist: Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design