Montenapoleone Yacht Club 2018

May 18, 2018

Yachting Journal

from the left, Giuseppe Palumbo, CEO of Palumbo Superyachts and Francesco Carbone, General Manager of Palumbo Superyachts by side ISA Classic 65 mockup at Louis Vuitton boutique (Photo: ISA Yachts)

From May 14 to 20 Montenapoleone Yacht Club renewed its appointment, with a week of events dedicated to luxury and boating in the heart of the Milan Fashion District.

For the fourth edition of the prestigious event, Louis Vuitton and Giuseppe Zanotti boutiques hosted respectively ISA Yachts and Columbus Yachts: a partnership made in the name of excellence and design creativity and destined to leave the mark.

In the exclusive Milan space of Maison Louis Vuitton, iconic and exclusive pieces of the luxury maker was on display along with scale models of the most representative yachts by ISA Yachts: the shipyard from Ancona in Italy has become one of the top players in the Italian yachting sector in terms of quality, design, innovation.

Another example of successful partnership is the one between Columbus Yachts, brand of Palumbo Superyachts dedicated to building custom yachts from 40 to 120 meters, and Giuseppe Zanotti, fashion designer worldwide known for his luxury shoes, true one-of-a-kind pieces born thanks to the highest handmade skills, and featuring a visionary and iconic design.

The “savoir-faire”, meaning “know how to best do”, is the foundation of the product philosophy and tradition of the top luxury manufacturers, and undoubtedly characterizes both fashion brands and shipyards, despite such different sectors. Both base their success on ingenious intuitions which interpret the perfect combination of form and function, and result in recognizable yet classic elements made to last.

The same is true for the exemplary attention to the tiniest details, and the deep commitment to quality in every step of manufacturing, always characterized by a high degree of handcrafting.

On display inside the Louis Vuitton boutique was a scale model of the brand new Extra 76 by ISA, just launched and introduced in Viareggio during the Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous that ended on May 13th. The 24-meter yacht, designed by Francesco Guida, is a unique concept, especially in terms of space arrangement, and the forefather of a collection of relatively smaller models, when compared to the customary Palumbo Superyachts units. Beside this model, ISA Classic 65 represents one of the first yachts in the ISA Yachts collection to feature a substantial restyling by Enrico Gobbi. While the scale model was exhibited at Louis Vuitton, the first unit of ISA Classic 65 has already been sold and is currently under construction.

Under the spotlight in the Giuseppe Zanotti Woman's boutique, a reproduction of Columbus 80 (meters) superyacht. Already in construction in Ancona, she will be one of the largest megayachts ever built in Italy. The Zanotti Man's atelier, on the other hand, featured another iconic model from the shipyard, the new Columbus S 50 (meters) soon under construction, designed by Luca Dini.