ISA launches M/Y LIBERTY
On Saturday, March 19, ISA - International Shipyards Ancona launched the 50m (164ft) motor yacht Liberty, the first in a series of three new 50m yachts currently under construction at the Italian yard. The three yachts in the 50m series share the same technical platform but differ in their superstructure and transom design.
Architect Andrea Vallicelli, in collaboration with ISA's in-house naval architects, designed Liberty to be a sophisticated displacement yacht. Huge volumes, great performance and low consumption are the main features of this excellent platform. Liberty's elegant exterior lines are magnified by the contrast between her metallic dark grey hull and the white superstructure. Twelve guests are accommodated between a master suite on the main deck, four guest cabins on the lower deck and a VIP cabin on the upper deck. The yacht accommodates 10 crew. The yacht is powered by two MTU 12V4000 with a max power of 1,850kW at 2,000rpm. She can reach 16.8 knot at maximum speed. A pair of Quantum Zero Speed stabilizers guarantees a smooth navigation in the most severe conditions and a comfortable stay at anchor.
Usually a 50 meter yacht is envisioned as a floating house, a series of spaces enabling to carry on domestic life on water instead of on earth. The Liberty, instead, makes the water element its purpose of being and the sea its inspiration. Each living space of the Liberty has been built around a hero, a protagonist of the fauna and flora of the sea world. This is how the tortoise, the seahorse, the shark, the nautili, the shrimp, the sea star and the coral come to life. Every room the ship owners and theirs friends will live in is named after one of these marine heroes. A wall sized picture is the focal point of each cabin. It is as if the Liberty had been filled with sea water and sea creatures and then made livable for human beings. The materials used in each room are directly inspired by the protagonist of the picture. For instance, the tortoise cabin has walls covered in turtle shell print Goffre silk, while the night tables and the headboard are made of a textured leather which reproduces the animals skin. The bathroom is also a projection of the rooms hero, with walls covered in grey stone, washbasins engraved with small turtles and turtle shell printed brass handles. It is as if each colour, piece of furniture, accessory and decorative element has been carefully picked with the purpose of making the marine protagonist of each cabin feel perfectly at home. Just as in life in on the sea, nothing has been left to fate. The interior design is signed by Stefania Biondo dalla Casapiccola, BDC INTERIOR DESIGN & DÉCOR.
Liberty is scheduled for delivery in May 2011.