On 29th March, the first motor yacht of the Granturismo range was launched at ISA Yachts’ facility in Ancona and christened Philmi.
The Granturismo was created to respond to a market demand for steel/aluminium displacement yachts with a balance between their internal and external areas, to the great benefit of the exterior design of the yacht itself. The Granturismo concept was presented to the yachting community in September 2011 at the Monaco Yacht Show and the contract for the construction of the first 43 meter GT was signed 6 months later, in March 2012 and is the second sale in the Granturismo range.
Light is a major feature in the crisp interior design by Sandrine Melot. Two large skylights in the main saloon and the Owner cabin enhance the white and light grey decoration where plenty of leather by Foglizzo cover walls, ceilings and the Owner cabin’s floor. In the stern area a gym opens onto a large swim platform while an athwartships tender garage hosts the tender.
Powered by twin Caterpillar engines, this 43 metre yacht designed by Andrea Vallicelli, can reach at top speed of 17 knots and cruises at 15 knots, with a range of 2,800 nm at cruising speed. With 4 cabins plus the master, she accommodates 10 guests.
The interior design is by Sandrine Melot and this is the second yacht she has designed for the same owner. Since building his first boat, the owner has got married and this project is a tribute to the couple and to their love.
Superyacht Philmi will start her sea trials start next week and delivery is scheduled for June 2014.