ISA’s new 640 concept
Published: Wednesday, 04 May 2011
International Shipyards Ancona (ISA), the Italian superyacht builder
that specialises in sweeping aft end designs, has developed a new 64 metre
platform that re-instates the firm’s commitment to its signature look. The
resulting long aft staircases connect all decks to each other, from skydeck to
swim platform. “I thought to link these stairs not only to the sea, not only to
a stern platform, but to a real beach, as if you were close to Portofino, where
access to the sea is always through stairs on the rocks, to arrive to
a dock that puts you in direct
contact with the sea,” said designer Filippo Rossi.
The use of such
large, gently sloping staircases allows guests to spend more time outdoors,
rather than traversing decks through indoor areas. The beach area, which folds
out from the transom, is very large and offers plenty more space when at
anchor. This was designed to be an area where guests would spend most of their
daylight hours. Included are a cocktail bar (shaded), wellness area, sunbeds
and a wharf that can be used for boarding water toys. The hatch itself is made
of glass, and when closed, allows plenty of natural light inside.
Rossi commented on the interiors: “I worked mainly on two elements: the upside down window of the wheel house and the master that are used also in the inverted trapezoidal openings of the bow cabins on the main deck and the tilted uprights on the sides of the stairs.” Rossi also allowed for the staircases on either side of the yacht to merge at the wheeldeck, to create particular lines.