Papi Du Papi

by ISA Yachts with Andrea Vallicelli Design and Francesco Paszkowski Design

Built by Italian shipyard ISA – International Shipyards Ancona – in its tenth year in business, Papi Du Papi is a creation entirely made in Italy. Two famous Italian professional firms worked together on the design: Andrea Vallicelli Design for the exterior design and Francesco Paszkowski Design for the interior design.
Launched in Summer 2011 but delivered early 2012, Papi Du Papi made its debut at the harbour in Monaco when it was previewed for the very first time during the MYS – Monaco Yacht Show 2011.
It was then delivered to its Owner officially in 2012. With a displacement hull, Papi Du Papi was built in steel and aluminium with naval architecture developed in-house by ISA.
This platform is proving highly satisfactory for the Italian shipyard, thanks to the large interior spaces and extensive external areas, excellent performance and reduced consumption.

Papi Du Papi is aesthetically characterised by the successful combination of the ISA 500 base design dynamic, elegant profile and the renowned, highly regarded double staircase aft from the ISA 470 base design.

The latter design has been hugely successful on the market, with numerous vessels built to make both the model and its unusual staircase famous worldwide. From this fusion of forms and lines comes Papi Du Papi, a contemporary motor yacht with a modern, sporty style emphasised by an elegant stern which, in addition to the flamboyant staircase, also has a versatile beach area. This panoramic space directly faces the water and is fully clad in teak, with sofas and a bar area for relaxation. It can be accessed from the swimming platform through two glass doors.

From the stern, you can climb the renowned stairs to the spectacular sun deck, which includes two sunbathing areas with sun beds and sun pads, a swimming pool area with a hydromassage tub and an alfresco dining area with a dining table and bar / barbecue. On board Papi Du Papi, the interior layout accommodates up to 12 passengers in five guest staterooms and one Owner’s master stateroom, as well as up to 10 crew in four crew cabins and one captain’s cabin.

The creation of the interior design for Papi Du Papi marks the first time that the experts at Francesco Paszkowski Design have produced a design for ISA. As usual, this vessel is once again the result of close cooperation with the Owner, carried out with total commitment to his ideas and consequently perfectly targeted to create interiors that evoke the warm, serene atmosphere of home, as per the Owner’s wishes, with a sunny spirit and a welcoming appearance. “This vessel is the result of a strong sense of shared ideas with the Owner, who chose us to produce the interiors of his motor yacht, and the commitment of architect Margherita Casprini, who has selected materials and decor for us for some time. ISA’s work in accommodating our many requests also played a vital part. We quickly established an excellent understanding with the Owner, something that is as gratifying as it is rare. This was utterly vital in order to get on the same wavelength about the Owner’s essential requirement: to create a yacht where he “feels at home”, with an intimate, welcoming atmosphere to be shared with friends and family.” It was a complex objective but one that was fully met, using elegant solutions that express balance and sobriety. Papi Du Papi’s interiors are primarily based on fittings with a choral, architectural feel, rather than on presenting, soloist-style, a few individual pieces of designer furniture. The main elements developed in the design are a finely detailed definition of the spaces, a careful selection of materials, refined creation of the decoration and sophisticated lighting. The latter in particular was specially designed to enhance the colour and texture contrast between the various materials used, by means of a play of light and shadow. This principally applies to key components such as the central staircase connecting the decks of the yacht, or the bed head in the Owner’s stateroom. At the Owner’s express request, the designers deliberately gave precedence to all the functional aspects in relation to media entertainment, suitably incorporating video screens and audio systems into the furniture. In addition, paintings and photographs by the Owner have been included in the decorative context of the fittings, providing evocative reminders of past journeys and discreetly adding a further touch of individual personalisation. [...]

Papi Du Papi technical specifications

HullHigh Tensile Steel
SuperstructureAluminium Alloy
LOA 49.95 m / 163’8’’ ft
Length at water line43.26 m / 141’93’’ ft
Moulded beam 8.60 m / 28’22’’ ft
Maximum beam 9.00 m / 29’53’’ ft
Moulded depth 4.50 m / 14’76’’ ft
Gross tonnage 498 GRT
Light ship displacement 422,5 tons
Displacement (full load) 510.4 tons
Displacement (half load) 477 tons
Draught2.55 m (full load from B.L.)
Deeper draught 3.20 m (at keel bottom)
Fuel capacity 71 t
Fresh water capacity 15 t
Top speed 16,00 knots (at half load, with M/E at MCR)
Range and consumption11 knots 4400 nm approx 180 L/H approx
13 knots 3100 nm approx 280 L/H approx
15 knots 2100 nm approx 500 L/H approx
Main engines 2 x Caterpillar 3512C
Engine power 2 x 1230 kW @ 1800 rpm
Gearbox ZF 4661, RR 4.062:1
Diesel generatorsEcomar 16 Tecnicomar
Generator exhaust gas Silencer Marine and Marquip Catalyst system
Propulsion Fixed screw propellers
Shafting line Rubber Design, water lubricated
Frequency converter Duplex 1.4462
Bow thruster 1 x 90 kW NAIAD VT75
Stabilizer system 2 fin NAIAD 575, Zero speed
Fuel purifier 1 x PA600, Alfa Laval
Owner’s party1 Owner’s suite
3 Guest cabins, double bed
2 Guest cabins, twin bed
Ship’s complement1 Captain cabin with a double bed
4 Crew’s cabins with two beds each

Classification Registro Italiano Navale, ✠ HULL ✠ MACH, Ych, AUT-UMS
Compliance MCA, LY2 Code, Unrestricted
Service Commercial Yacht
Flag Cayman Islands
Port of registry George Town
Concept and external styling Andrea Vallicelli and ISA
Naval architectural and engineering ISA - International Shipyards Ancona
Interior design and decoration Francesco Paszkowski Design
ShipyardISA - International Shipyards Ancona
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