Yara 44M

by ISA Yachts, Van Oossanen Naval Architects, Omega Architects

The year just ended was a year of furious activity for the ISA Yachts shipyard, both in terms of its commercial strategy and the repositioning of its brand on the international luxury yachting market, not to mention launch parties and delivery ceremonies. In fact, after officially announcing its new brand identity and company image in early spring, a series of exclusive motor yachts began to take to the water from the yard’s facilities in Ancona. These include: Forever One, a fully custom displacement yacht with a length of 54 metres / 176 feet, a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure; Philmi, a custom displacement yacht from the ISA GranTurismo series, with a length of 43.5 metres / 142 feet, a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure; Okto, a custom displacement yacht from the ISA GranTurismo series with a length of 66.5 metres / 218 feet, a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure; and finally Silver Wind, a planing yacht in the ISA Sport 140 series with a length of 43.5 metres / 142 feet, hybrid propulsion and an FRP/Aramat composite build. ISA Yachts’ facilities, capable of building ships with lengths of up to 100 metres / 330 feet, can meet any type of requirement. The Italian shipyard therefore offers its clientele a wide range of design possibilities for huge motor yachts, and these designs are constantly updated to fully meet the requirements of a constantly changing and developing world market. Recently, ISA Yachts presented the concept project series Varuna, a range of mega and super yachts with high-strength steel displacement hulls and light aluminium alloy superstructures, offered in lengths of 59 metres / 193 feet, 65 metres / 213 feet, 70 metres / 229 feet and 80 metres / 263 feet. At the same time, ISA Yachts has also presented another concept project series specifically designed for the intermediate market segment: Yara. These are fast displacement motor yachts with both the hull and superstructure in light aluminium alloy, currently offered in a length of 44.40 metres / 145 feet 8 inches. An additional version is also currently in an intense phase of preparation and development at the technical offices of ISA Yachts; it is based on the same naval architecture and engineering but is larger, with a length of 48 metres / 157 feet 6 inches. For now, we are publishing a preview of the initial data and information provided regarding the Yara 44M model, accompanied by renders of the yacht’s exterior. The vessel weighs in at well below the 500 GT limit with an estimated design gross tonnage of 465 tonnes and boasts an FDHF (fast displacement hull form), a special hull design developed by Dutch firm Van Oossanen Naval Architects. This hull has been tested extensively with good results in terms of both efficiency and reliability, and usefully combines the high levels of comfort of a displacement hull with the increased speed capabilities of a semi-displacement hull. The vessel also has a relatively shallow draught – the calculated design value is 2.05 metres / 6 feet 9 inches – allowing the motor yacht to navigate the shallow waters between one Caribbean island and the next. The hull shape also makes it possible to achieve varying levels of performance in terms of top speed by choosing from the various engine configurations available, with speeds as high as 24, 27 or even 30 knots. The basic configuration for the vessel entails the installation of two 16V 2000 M94 engines from German firm MTU, each with maximum power of 2,600 BHP / 1,939 kW, supplied at 2,450 rpm. Although the vessel can offer high performance levels, when navigating at the economy cruising speed of 13 knots, she has a range of more than 3,900 nautical miles. With a maximum beam of 8.85 metres / 29 feet 1 inch, the yacht has large internal spaces and extensive external areas, making it possible to easily accommodate up to 10 guests and 9 crew on board. Each area of Yara 44M clearly shows that she is a vessel designed to favour open-air living, such as the flybridge deck which is a panoramic open-air lounge with a bar area shaded by the hard top overhead. However, most importantly, this motor yacht has an innovative layout on the main deck which is absolutely unique for its type, expressly designed to offer a more dynamic, contemporary lifestyle when using the vessel and to enjoy a close connection with the surrounding environment. As a result of the very flexible layout, the wheelhouse and salon can be combined to form a single large open space, almost double the size found in the usual layouts of traditional design solutions. For more details on this and many other interesting features of the new design from ISA Yachts, we conclude with some focused professional commentary from Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, which designed the whole vessel from the concept design to the exterior design, and of course the exterior and interior layout: “The Yara 44M is the latest 44-metre project from ISA Yachts, designed at Omega Architects. The yacht features an aft salon on the main deck that can be converted from an exterior space into an interior space by means of a straightforward sliding and folding glass door system. This gives the versatility to adapt to different weather conditions, with a strong relationship to the outside, either closed or open. A Jacuzzi is placed aft, recessed nearly flush with the deck, and creates an enjoyable space with an uninterrupted view aft at water level. The S-curve (an ISA Yachts heritage) creates a wind-shielded area on the aft wheelhouse deck. The wind shielding part on the wheelhouse aft deck is transparent and creates ‘openness’ to the sides. Two cut outs in the bulwarks create enhanced visibility of the water level at the side. This creates full-height windows. The owner’s suite gives an extended view over the water as well, created by full length lower windows. Lower windows are matched with a characteristic knuckle to continue towards the bow and the light sun deck offers a 360 degree panorama.”


Flaviano Perelli

Yara 44M Technical Specifications

LOA44.40 m / 154’668’’ ft
LWL43.17 m / 141’633’’ ft
BOA 8,85 m / 29’035’’ ft
Draft2.05 m / 6’725’’ ft
Displacement (half load)295 ton
Fuel44.050 litres / 11,636.78 US gallons
Water 1 4.520 litres / 1,194.058 US gallons
Engine (Basic) 2 x MTU 16V 2000
Engine (option A) 2 x MTU 12V 4000
Engine (option B)2 x MTU 16V 4000
Max speed (with basic engine) 24 knots
Max speed (with option A engine) 27 knots
Max speed (with option B engine)30 knots
Naval ArchitectureVan Oossanen Naval Architects
Design, exterior and interiorOmega Architects
ShipyardISA – International Shipyard Ancona www.isayachts.com info@isayachts.com
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