After drawing great attention at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, ISA Yachts officially presents its latest concept, Route 66, in honor of the famous legendary American highway crossing the United States from Illinois to California.
The idea behind Route 66 is to emphasize the outdoor experience of a yacht without compromising the space and comfort that the owner would expect from a steel and aluminum displacement yacht. According to the designer, Andrea Vallicelli, the overall beauty of yachts over the years has been lost to interior space, so Route 66 will offer space for owners who love the sea and like to be outside.
Developed from the 65-meter Granturismo platform, this full displacement yacht will be a 4-deck vessel with aluminum superstructure and steel hull. Architectural structure will be based on a contrast between the harmonious and curvaceous lines of the decks and the rigorous and diamond-like geometry of the transom and of the sundeck. The hull shape and bow are optimized for both efficiency and comfort.
The interior layout will emphasize osmosis between indoor and outdoor areas. The main deck salon follows the idea of a lounge, which opens to the cockpit with a unique perception of space. Forward of the salon, the dining area enjoys a surplus from natural light from full-height side bulkhead windows. The beach area can be shaped as a sensorial spa with sauna. Five guest cabins plus the master suite will accommodate 12 guests.
Powered with twin Caterpillar engines, the 66-meter can reach 18 knots max and cruises at 16 knots. Naval architecture is developed in-house by ISA Yachts Technical Department.
Route 66 is under construction and due to be delivered in spring 2017.
For more information: isayachts.com