Custom superyacht manufacturer ISA Yachts has introduced the YARA 44. Luxurious Magazine reviews the vessel here.
Italy has always been synonymous with luxury, be it in the form of cars – with manufacturers such as Ferrari and Lamborghini standing out in their field – fashion or gourmet cuisine. We can now add yacht manufacturing to the ever-growing list of Italian specialities. Shipbuilders such as Ferretti have been manufacturing stylish yachts for many years, but it is the custom yacht manufacturer ISA Yachts that has caught the eye of Luxurious Magazine with its latest design. The company, founded in 2001, has introduced its first fast-displacement yacht concept, M/Y YARA 44.
Having gained a reputation for building stylish and sporty yachts – see for example the company’s SPORT range – ISA Yachts has now branched out into fast displacement vessels with the help of a fast displacement hull form created by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. As the name suggests, she is a 44.4 metre full aluminium vessel and she has a gross tonnage of well under 500 GRT, a cruising speed of 13 knots and top speed of 24 knots. She has been conceived with the Atlantic crossing in mind.
The shallow draft on the vessel, at just 2.05 metres, should ensure that island hopping is a distinct possibility and many have speculated that M/Y YARA 44 will be popular in the Americas in areas such as the Bahamas.
Moving onto the interior, M/Y YARA 44 offers ample space for up to ten guests in her four staterooms and a main deck owner’s suite. Conceived with the interior-exterior space in mind, the Italian yacht manufacturers worked alongside Omega Architects to ensure up to 50% more usable space than the traditional yacht layout. The ensure that there will be unobstructed views from the inside, the hot tub has been designed to sit flush with the floor instead of on a raised platform as is the case on many yachts of this type.
Another important design in ensuring as much usable space as possible is the clever use of space in the aft saloon, which can be converted from an interior space to an additional alfresco dining space with the use of sliding and folding doors. The images below show exactly how this concept will work to create a larger outdoor area for guests.
By Lauren Schmitt