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.
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.