Palumbo Announced Its First Launch of 2018
Palumbo Superyachts has announced the first launch of 2018: it's EXTRA 76’ the forerunner of a new range of boats by ISA Yachts that will develop a new cruise concept.
EXTRA as “Extra ordinary”, the first born of the range is a yacht with unique features. Unusual lines, smaller dimensions, an innovative ‘concept of use’: EXTRA 76 is designed to meet the needs of those who want to get closer to the world of yachting, enjoying full contact with nature and in a spirit of full conviviality with their guests or family.
Designed by Francesco Guida, the 24-meter yacht has been launched in Ancona and then delivered to her owner at the end of April.
EXTRA 76, with her maximum beam of 6,8 meters, sets a record in the yacht segment in terms of cockpit and saloon volumes, giving her guests the chance to live in close contact with nature and creating a direct feeling with the sea both in navigation and at anchor. The big Research and Development effort has been strongly dedicated to the environment as well.
EXTRA 76 has been designed to offer an unforgettable experience in terms of comfortable navigation, a feeling that is further enhanced in the interior spaces. On the main deck the galley is positioned to aft, with access to the dining area in the cockpit through the big central glass panel, which slides down vertically to unite the two areas. This layout is designed to encourage socializing, and also provides an alternative solution to dine indoors, in the contemporary and spacious saloon, furnished with large sofas and an extending table. Below deck, the full-beam owner’s cabin features a special entrance area for privacy sake and includes an en-suite bathroom with twin basins, a shower and a separate bath tub, as well as a convenient walk-in closet. The continuity between the bedroom and the basin area enhances the felling of comfort of the whole suite. The three guest cabins include two twins and a double VIP room forward, with the closets and shielding conveniently placed in order to perfectly insulate these spaces from the crew area.
The original look expresses the distinctive character and unique personality of EXTRA 76: the play of contrasts on the yacht’s sides between light-colored fiberglass and dark glazing recalls at first glance the lines of a traditional sport yacht seen from a contemporary perspective. The large glazed surfaces are combined like part of a crystal sphere, and offer plenty of natural light and unprecedented room to the elegant living areas.
The design of the layout grants top livability through all the areas: for instance, the exceptional cockpit/beach club of over 50 square meters, truly unique for even larger yachts, which allows guests to enjoy the contact with the sea in absolute comfort. The cockpit delivers unusual volumes, on three levels dropping down to the water.
The fly deck, whose shape perfectly complements the sinuous look of EXTRA 76, offers a second helm station, an area for socializing with wet bar and a C-shaped sofa, and a huge sun lounging pad. It's the best area to enjoy a long cruise or to dine together, from a privileged point of view.
The propulsion system of EXTRA 76 relies on two efficient Volvo Penta IPS 1050 engines that take the boat to a maximum speed of 21 knots and provide a range of over 700 nautical miles at cruising speed.
Living the sea in harmony with nature also means respect for the environment. The meticulous design process focused on the development of a hull with minimum water resistance. This feature, and the big capacity of fuel tanks and generators mean that guests of EXTRA 76 can embark on long cruises with a view to maximum environmental sustainability.
The glazed surfaces in the saloon incorporate photo-voltaic cells to generate clean power. This is used to recharge the service batteries, so that equipment like lights and appliances can be used without turning on the generators at anchor and leave the soundtrack on nature.
The care taken over reducing environmental impact, low consumption and big, well-lit spaces available on board make EXTRA 76 an unparalleled choice for owners who want to enjoy a relaxing cruise to the full, in total harmony with the sea and attentive to 'green' solutions, in one word: eco-friendly.
EXTRA 76, after the première at the Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous, will be exhibited during the international events of Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Show 2018.