Italy’s ISA Yachts will be making its first-ever appearance at the Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) next month when it displays the 37m M/Y Clorinda, whose construction began in October 2016. Clorinda is hull #11 of the ISA Sport 120 range. Launched in Ancona in July 2017, it is the first yacht completed at the yard since its acquisition by the Palumbo Group last year.
A number of yachts are currently in build in Ancona, the main construction site for new-build yachts for the whole Palumbo Group. These include the steel and aluminium Columbus 80 M, which is in build in the new shed capable of hosting units up to 110m. Beside her, work has started on another two units – the recently sold ISA Alloy 43 M and ISA 65 M. The GT 67, successor of the GT 66 Okto, is also in production.
The number of big units currently in build is said to be evidence of the shipyard’s ‘new era’, with huge investment by the new owners and a thorough effort to design new models. One example is the ongoing construction of the first yacht in a completely new collection of yachts from 20m-30m – the EXTRA 76’, a 24m semi-displacement composite yacht designed by Francesco Guida.
Francesco Carbone, general manager of ISA Yachts, says: “Financial reliability, speed and quality of delivery are crucial details that, along with strength and capillary of a network that includes seven shipyards, we are sure, will allow us to be more and more appreciated in a broad, complex market, but positively challenging, such as the American one.”