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ISA Yachts Launches its First Yacht in Ancona

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The launch of the 37m yacht Clorinda, hull #11 of the Sport 120 model, took place on July 5, 2017 in Ancona, Italy in the premises of ISA Yachts. In September 2017 she will debut at the International boat shows of Cannes and Montecarlo.

Less than a year after the acquisition of ISA Yachts by the new property, Clorinda, whose construction began in October 2016, is the first yacht completed in the Ancona yard.
ISA Yachts said the ISA Sport 120 is a model that strongly reflects the philosophy and aesthetic features of its production, representing an "icon" of the Italian brand. She combines sporty and timeless elegance, exterior living space and rich interior environments.
"The launch of M/Y Clorinda has a huge symbolic value for ISA," stated Giuseppe Palumbo, CEO of ISA Yachts, who also highlighted the importance of team work and the support from authorities and territory. "This is a first goal and we want to deem it as a good wish, and a sign of a true rebirth and transition towards a brand new course. A course which we started in a very quick time. Since its foundation in 2001, ISA Yachts has been a synonym of innovation, quality, style and excellence of 'Made In Italy'. These are the very values upon which we are building our future strategy of development, with the goal to confirm a leadership position among the top world superyacht builders."
Clorinda represents a sort of crossover between previous models and the new ones designed by Enrico Gobbi. This latest version of the ISA Sport 120 is distinguished from her sisters by the introduction of new design elements, such as the dark color fashion plates with glass inserts or the dark grey bottom line, and functional ones, like the tender garage to port and two ski-jet garages on both sides, a further fore solarium, and a skylight with blind to provide the master stateroom with even more air and light.
ISA Sport 120 comes from a whole project and design aimed at meeting the requirements of ship owners who love being sporty and elegant, and enjoy the large exterior spaces of an open yacht, along with the inside comfort of internal areas typical of a one-and-a-half decker cruiser.
Its architectural framework is conceived to enhance the relation with the environment and to enlarge the deck areas in contact with water and exposed to sunshine. The proportion between exterior and interior spaces is extremely balanced, with large terraces above the sea, spacious cockpit and flying bridge on one hand, and a huge and bright salon and ample cabins on the other hand. The fully-customizable interiors exploit the available space in the smartest way and making it a plus: the master stateroom, for instance, is laid on two levels, conveniently using the fore sections of main and lower deck.
The design is based on the profile of a very fine fly bridge motor yacht and stands out for its essential features and for its strong volumetric solutions conferring it an almost sculptural expressiveness.
The deckhouse and the bridge deck stand out for the marked side frames that run lengthwise giving to the whole a strong dynamic tension. Two visible double aft deck stairs connecting the swim platform to the sun deck, a true signature trait of ISA Yachts, have an architectural value strengthened by two high bulwarks connecting the swim platform to the bow.
The sundeck is divided into different areas according to the activities they are conceived for. Forward is the relaxation area with two built-in sofas located behind the windscreen and the starboard navigation bridge; on port side a wet bar is equipped with refrigerator, ice-maker, sink, and dumbwaiter connected to the galley. Further stern, in the middle of the deck, there is the dining area with a tailor made table for 12 guests. The roll-bar acts as a sunshade over the dining area and allows guests to enjoy the fresh air sheltered from the hottest sun.
Accommodation for up to 10 guests is split across five comfortable cabins, with the owner's apartment located to bow of the main deck and laid out on two levels, while the crew quarters allows for a staff of five in three cabins. One of the key areas on board is its sundeck, proper of a superyacht, which features an outdoor large dinette. In addition, the main dining area opens outward by way of six curved, sliding-glass doors.
ISA Sport 120 Clorinda is propelled by three MTU 16V 2000 M96 engines developing 1790 Kw each, coupled to 2 side KaMeWa waterjets and a middle KaMeWa booster. Maneuverability is then agile and smooth, with great performance matching an exceptional comfort. The top speed is 33 knots, with a cruise of 27.
Due to the constant R&D process, propelled by the cooperation among the shipyard, suppliers and customers - whose advice is always taken into great consideration - ISA has developed and adopted on Sport 120 the ABT TRAC electric stabilizer. The benefit: the sophisticated yet quiet system grants an extraordinary reduction of pitch and roll, increasing the on-board comfort. ISA Sport 120 high performance yacht features large volumes, low draft, and exceptional stability at anchor.

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