ISA Yachts is a luxury yacht builder, specialising in design, construction and refit of luxury super yachts made of steel, aluminium and composite material (fibreglass), measuring from 24 metres to 100+ metres. ISA Yachts started its operations in 2001, with the intention to unite two neighbouring shipyards situated in the industrial area of the Port of Ancona, in Italy. ISA Yachts is responsible for construction of numerous beautiful yachts that are currently available for charter as well as those built for private use. 

Winner of The World Superyacht Awards: Charter Yacht Mary Jean II

In October 2006 the Yachting Investors Group (YIG), a private equity fund headquartered in London took over ISA Group in the measure of 80% of the company capital. Four managers (all investors in the company) detain 20%. 

After the acquisition the Company went through a successful reorganisation process in 2007, which involved:

• new organisational structure and management team additions

• product mix repositioning

• cost base re-structuring and improved supply chain

• operational efficiency 

• focus on customisation and after-sales service

The Company draws from its strong asset and capital base. A mid-term structured line has been granted by a pool of leading banks for ISA WC and refund guarantee needs.


Photos: 1. Motor Yacht KOLAHA; 2. Luxury Yacht BELLE ANNA; 3. Superyacht AZIZA

Thanks to its achievements, ISA has formed a strong identity and good competitive edge. Design and first-class lines are one of ISA's greatest factors of success. The construction of a large-size yacht originates in innovation, and is no longer a matter of predefining shapes and sizes to fit in all the ship owner's needs, but of defining needs first and developing a project around a defined architecture.

In addition to production and marketing of megayachts, ISA's strategy also involves local territorial growth through the development of a network of closely meshed firms, each contributing its own culture and identity, though open to innovations in technology and computing: in other words, a networked district part of a worldwide organisation specialised in the design of large-size yachts.

In addition to the construction and marketing of mega yachts, ISA’s strategy also includes local territorial growth through the development of a network of closely wired companies, each contributing its unique culture and identity, through open innovations in technology and computing. 

ISA’s mission is to provide to its discerning clientele luxury yachts at the forefront of innovations in both technology and design. 


ISA shipyard in Ancona, Italy

ISA Yachts has an exceptional track record in yacht building and delivery; 28 motor yachts  were built and delivered since the company started its operations in 2001 to 2014, these include: 

10 x ISA 120 (36.45 metres), 3 x ISA 133 (40.00 metres), 1 x ISA 136 (41.40 mt semi-custom), 7 x ISA 470 (47 metres), 1 x ISA 480 (48 metres), 3 x ISA 500 (50 metres custom), 1 x ISA 630 (63 metres custom), 1 x ISA 600 (60 metres custom ), 1 x ISA 410 (41meters custom)

The shipyard is spread over a 54,000 square metres of which 14,000 square metres are roofed plus 40,000 surface of docks: it features 3 covered building sheds, the technical and the administration offices and in house workshops for engineering and woodwork operations. More than 9 boats can be built simultaneously. 

ISA Yachts works with an experienced engineering team which includes Naval Architects, Mechanical Engineers, Interior Designers of over 30 people who allow the Company to provide highly custom projects carefully tailored to owner’s desires and goals. 

The well geared project management matrix structure, the application of standard time definition, the automatic measure of the work in progress and weight control allow the company to deliver luxury super yachts of remarkable quality and technology on time. ISA is also OHSAS 18001  certified. 

Below is a selection of outstanding charter yachts built by ISA as well as their latest news. 

ISA Yachts News

The New SUPER SPORTIVO Project by ISA Yachts
ISA Yachts have just unveiled the second model in the Super Sportivo yacht range - the new ISA 141. This 43.6m superyacht has an elegant and sporty look, and can reach a maximum speed of 32kn - impressive!
Italian luxury yacht builder ISA Yachts to be acquired by WIDER?
WIDER Yachts and ISA shipyard
WIDER have announced their interest in acquiring the facilities of ISA Yachts. The company's Founder and CEO Tilli Antonelli, together with co-founder Paolo Favilla, have been in negotiations regarding purchasing the neighbouring Ancona shipyard, with a formal offer placed in early January 2016.
Selection of Luxury Superyachts to be displayed at Yachts Miami Beach 2016
Silver Fast
The upcoming Yachts Miami Beach will host a great plethora of luxury superyachts, including such outstanding vessels as the the striking 252' SILVER FAST by Silver Yachts.
Striking ISA 140 Superyacht SILVER WIND
A video showing the revolutionary ISA 140 hybrid composite super yacht SILVER WIND (hull 140.1), launched to a design by Andrea Vallicelli in 2014. She provides deluxe accommodation to up to 10 guests.
BMT to attend Monaco Yacht Show 2015 within Superyacht UK Pavilion
ISA mega yacht OKTO with hull developed by BMT Nigel Gee
The leading naval architects, BMT Nigel Gee are set to showcase expertise at this month's 25th Monaco Yacht Show. ISA's largest launch to date, luxury superyacht OKTO will be displayed during the event. She boasts a highly innovative hull, developed by BMT and ISA.
Outstanding 63m ISA Charter Yacht MARY-JEAN II refitted by Monaco Marine La Ciotat
Monaco Marine La Ciotat has recently completed a three-month refit of the striking 63m ISA charter yacht MARY-JEAN II. Available for rent in the Mediterranean, Europe and the Caribbean, this beautiful vessel can sleep up to 12 charter guests in utmost in luxury.
Total Exterior Transformation for 36m ISA Motor Yacht MATSU by Wild Group International
36m ISA Superyacht MATSU
The 2007-launched 36-metre ISA super yacht MATSU has received a full hull wrap in 3M Aluminium White Gloss by Wild Group International. The company successfully completed the works in just under 3 weeks.