ISA Yachts keeps looking ahead adding to its portfolio a purebred sporty superyacht, the latest creation of the Italian Architecture Studio Hydro Tec.
Concept “Crossbow” is a unique take on a 100 meter superyacht, developed around the idea of a high performance and efficient all-aluminium vessel which is fast, light, sleek and sporty inside and out.
“We have devised an impressively large seamless curved-glass windscreen to create a huge double height forward-facing interior lounge”, said Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec.
The interior of this vessel has been laid out with flexibility in mind so to allow for variations like a private owner’s deck or a larger owner’s suite on the upper deck.
The external areas, instead, have been designed around the concept of speed, thus introducing lightweight fixed furniture located in strategically selected spots nicely sheltered from the wind.
Another star feature of this superyacht is the bow that, at anchor, transforms into an enormous beach club providing guests with 135 square-metre room for entertaining and sunbathing to add to the upper deck infinity pool and the main deck gymnasium.
But the most unconventional aspect of this design is by far the location of the wheelhouse on the uppermost deck, leaving room for a double-height forward-facing atrium on the main deck.
Generous also in terms of accommodation, project Crossbow caters for up to 16 guests split between eight double cabins, while the lower deck crew quarters allows for a staff of up to 32 people.
Storage for tender and water-toys has been another main priority judging by the foredeck helipad with underneath hangar and spacious garage to house a pair of 9.5 metre tenders and four jet skis amidships.
When powered by twin MTU 16V 4000 M93L engines, Crossbow can reach a top speed of 25 knots and its shallow draft of just 3.5 metres is perfect for cruising in areas that many same-sized yachts cannot access.
- LOA: 100 m
- Max beam: 12.50 m
- Max draft: 3.50 m
- Top Speed: 25 kn
- Engines: 2 x MTU 16v 4000 M93L
- Construction: Aluminium hull and superstructure