Following the official presentation at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) 2014, where the project drew a large attention, ISA YACHTS is delighted to introduce its latest 66-metre motor yacht ROUTE 66 concept design, in honor of the famous legendary American highway crossing the States from Illinois to California. ISA 66M mega yacht ROUTE 66 is currently under construction and scheduled for delivery in Spring 2017.
The concept behind the superyacht 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. The overall beauty of yachts over the years has been lost to interior space, on the contrary ROUTE 66’s offers space for owners who love the sea and like to be outside. ROUTE 66 is a motor yacht with lots of space in relation to the total volume and her lines are sleek and graceful. The design does not achieve extra deck space by stacking the decks, there is not the piled-up effect – one layer after the other, the philosophy of the whole concept is to guarantee the owners the space and comfort they would expect.
Developed from the 65m Granturismo platform, this full displacement yacht is a 4-decks vessel with aluminum superstructure and steel hull which architectural structure is based on a strong 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. Her 11-meter beam confer ROUTE 66 yacht a sleek and elegant line.
The interior layout emphasize the osmosis between indoor and outdoor areas. The main deck saloon presents the idea of a lounge which opens to the cockpit with a unique perception of spaces. The dining room, situated forward of the the salon, totally enjoys the light coming from the full height side bulkhead windows. The enormous beach area can be easily shaped as a real sensorial SPA, as the layout easily allows a sauna, an emotional shower, an hamman. The interior layout is completed by the 5 guest cabins plus the master suite, so that ROUTE 66 can accommodate 12 guests. Forward the flush deck can easily enclose an helipad. Mooring area and tender garage for 8m-rescue tender and jet skies are underneath this area. The main tender garage is located starboard on the lower deck opposite to the gym.
Powered by 2 CAT engines, the 66M super yacht ROUTE 66 designed by Andrea Vallicelli, can reach 18 knots max and cruises at 16 knots. Thanks to a spectacular stern and an aggressive plum bow, this outstanding 66 meters is destined to become an icon yacht in its segment.
The naval architecture is developed in-house by ISA Yachts Technical Department.
The interior impressions of the beach club and main salon were made by Laura Pomponi from Luxury Projects.
ROUTE 66 YACHT MAIN DATA:
Construction Steel hull & Aluminum superstructure
Type Full displacement
LOA 66.40 m (217’8’’)
Maximum beam 11 m (36’)
Draught at full load (from B.L.) 2.90 m (9’5’’)
Gross tonnage (estimated) 1180 GT
Main engine type 2 x CAT 3512 C
Main engine power 2 x 1765 kW @ 1800 rpm
Max speed 18.50 knots
Range 5000 NM at 15.00 knots
Accommodation 12 guests in 6 cabins
Crew accommodation Captain’s cabin + Engineer’s cabin +2 single-berth staff cabins + 5 twin-berth crew cabins
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