March 29, 2014, saw the prominent Ancona-based shipyard, ISA Yachts, launch its first motoryacht of the Granturismo range – the brand new 43m superyacht PHILMI. Luxury motor yacht PHILMI will start her first sea trials next week, with delivery scheduled for June 2014.
The Granturismo was created to respond to a market demand for steel/aluminium displacement yachts with a balance between their internal and external areas, to the great benefit of the exterior design of the yacht itself. The Granturismo concept was presented to the yachting community in September 2011 at the Monaco Yacht Show and the contract for the construction of the first 43 meter GT was signed 6 months later, in March 2012 and is the second sale in the Granturismo range.
The increase of dimensions allow to have exceptional internal volumes for a yacht of this size. Light is a major feature in the crisp interior design by Sandrine Melot. Two large skylights in the main saloon and the Owner cabin enhance the white and light grey decoration where plenty of leather cover walls, ceilings and the Owner cabin’s floor. In the stern area a gym opens onto a large swim platform while an athwartships tender garage hosts the tender. M/Y PHILMI is a 2-decks steel/aluminium displacement motor yacht which main features are her very eye-catching design, excellent performance, extremely good range and extreme comfort: the ideal yacht for a very demanding owner.
Luxury yacht PHILMI draws the attention for her strong and sporty lines and very elegant personality. The sleek hull features a plumb bow which allows to make the most of the yacht’s length. Powered by 2 CAT engines, this 43-meter yacht designed by Andrea Vallicelli, can reach 17 knots max and cruises at 15 knots, with a range of 2800 nm at cruising speed. With 4 cabins plus the master, it accommodates 10 guests.
Interior design is by Sandrine Melot. This is the second yacht that Sandrine Melot has undertaken for the same owner. Since building his first boat, he has got married and this project is a tribute to the couple and to their love. The name of the boat which combines their names is a symbol of this and when you pronounce it, it sounds also like “feel me” and therefore contributes to the atmosphere of love and passion. The owners were very involved in the choice of every component both technical and decorative. If there is a theme to highlight, it is the progression, the evolution, distilled in various decorative details. The palette is wide with dominant warm colors. The pale gray wood links the different spaces and their respective color themes. A maximum of natural light was accomplished by the use of skylights where possible. The bar is a masterpiece featuring a center piece designed by Sandrine Melot and specially made by Swarovski. Another masterpiece worth mentioning is the sculpture of the main saloon and the paintings of the guest cabins by the French artist Stephane Pencreac’h.
The outdoor areas are extremely generous for a boat of this size. The exterior furniture and decorative panels were specially designed for this project. The fly bridge is a particularly successful space. The bar featuring a column of ice which appears transparent but in the evening reveals its colors. Circular sun pads, integrated in the teak “beach”, beside the Spa Pool, enjoy the shade of adjustable canopies.
Below is a gallery for the beautiful charter yachts built by ISA.