ISA Yachts Introduces Route 66 Concept Design
Published: Thursday, 27 November 2014
ISA Yachts introduces its latest concept design, Route 66, which was presented at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2014. The legendary American highway crossing the US from Illinois to California inspired the project.
Route 66 is a motoryacht with lots of space in relation to its total volume, yet her lines remain sleek and graceful. The design does not achieve extra deck space by simply stacking the decks.
Developed from the 65-metre Granturismo platform, this full displacement yacht is a four-deck vessel with aluminium superstructure and steel hull. The hull shape and bow are optimised for efficiency and comfort.
The main deck saloon has a lounge that opens to the cockpit with a unique perception of spaces. The dining room, which is forward of the saloon, enjoys the light coming from the full height side bulkhead windows.
The roomy beach area easily allows for a sauna, shower, and a hamman. The five guest cabins plus the master suite complete the interior layout. Route 66 can accommodate 12 guests.
The flush deck forward can easily enclose a helipad. Mooring area and garage for an 8-metre rescue tender and jet skies are underneath the deck. The main tender garage is located starboard on the lower deck opposite the gym.
Powered by two Cat engines, this 66-metre yacht designed by Andrea Vallicelli can reach a maximum speed of 18 knots and cruises at 16 knots.
Laura Pomponi from Luxury Projects designed the beach club and main saloon.
The naval architecture was developed in-house by ISA Yachts Technical Department.
The ISA Route 66 is under construction and due to be delivered in spring 2017.