Since its relaunch, the ISA yard in Ancona – now part of the Palumbo Superyachts network—has eight new boats under construction including two 148-footers (45 meter) from its sporty ‘Granturismo’ series.
The technical office of Palumbo Superyachts is responsible for the naval architecture, while the exterior styling is by Team for Design – Enrico Gobbi and the interior by Luca Dini Design & Architecture.
“The first encounter with the owner of this ISA GT45m was dazzling: he is an enlightened, forward-looking, open-minded entrepreneur. Sea, natural light and fresh air had to be centre stage alongside with his profound love for technical and functional things, simple materials, cars, speed, primary colours. So, we chose to modulate the use of materials and glare, as if we were selecting appropriate key words for creative writing.” says Luca Dini.
The interior is a collection of very light oak, bleached teak, lacquering, carbon fiber, steel and glass in all its possible variations characterizes the interior. Dark metal details contrast and complement the light wood.
The layout features a strong emphasis on the indoor-outdoor interaction and on the opening to the surrounding environment.
Sliding glass doors connect the salons to the cockpits, effectively doubling the space.Curtains are invisible almost everywhere, and sunlight filter systems are applied only where necessary to enhance comfort and create atmosphere through the magical effects generated by the interplay of light and shadow.
Also noteworthy is the soft carpet effect of the flooring, obtained by mixing wood strips treated with different processes. This pattern climbs up the doors creating slight optical illusions.
The overhead has white leather and mirrors which add brightness to the salon.
Blue and red accent colors add pop to the generally neutral-toned palette throughout. Other accents include carbon, rosewood and stitched leather, all inspired by automotive stylistic elements.
Behind the beds, the bulkheads are true artworks created in resin on a personalized sketch specifically developed for the boat, with abstract graphical references to all the themes dear to the owner: waves, sand, rocks, corals, wind, speed.
The freestanding furnishings range from the classic of Italian design of Achille Castiglioni and Caccia Dominioni to lesser known but innovative companies.
The first GT45 will be launched this year and have its world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, and the second one will be delivered to her owner in 2021.