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ISA Yachts reveal the Yara 48 concept

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ISA Yachts has released their latest concept design in collaboration with Omega Architects and Van Oossanen Naval Architects. The 48 metre vessel is named Yara, and amongst her main features is a large open main deck, creating up to 50% more usable space in comparison to a traditional layout.

Throughout, as specified as a requirement in her initial design brief, full height windows are found which work to not only create a light and airy interior, but also work to connect the indoors and outdoors. Further achieving this is the low bulwarks, and an impressive 2/3 of the windows are full height.

In regards to her layout, the crew quarters are found forward on the lower deck. Two twin and two VIP cabins are also found on this deck, and aft, the beach club houses a sauna, day-head and a service counter, a concept derived from the Russian traditional “banya”, which consists of 3 rooms; quite similar with a sauna or steam room, a bathroom and an area to rest and relax with a counter cabinet for drinks and a bar.

The full beam owner’s suite is located on the main deck. Amidships, crew has a separated traffic route that allows them to reach the galley and WD with dedicated stairs. The dining area and the large lounge area on aft are divided as well as connected by glass doors. This huge exterior space was thought to feel as a whole: continuity is enhanced in ceiling and teak planking. Nevertheless, half of the area can be closed with glass sliding doors.

The lounge area has a Jacuzzi placed aft, almost flush with deck to respect the panorama view from inside. The Jacuzzi is a central point from which an entire seating arrangement develops, meant for parties or relaxed meetings. The water curtains falling from the overhang to the Jacuzzi is an additional eye catching feature to this area.

Moving on to the foredeck, this space is predominantly a crew area, with a 6 metre tender, MOB and jet ski served by a crane. The Captains quarter is behind the wheelhouse, close to pantry and crew’s staircase. The wheelhouse deck features a cosy sky lounge with bar on aft. Glass sliding doors connect the wheelhouse to an external dining table and lounge.

The entire sundeck is designed to offer panorama views, and features an additional Jacuzzi with sunbeds. A dining area seating up to 10 people with a bar is also found here, as well as a spacious lounge area dedicated to seats where guests can lounge and enjoy the views especially while sailing. The sunbathing part is reserved on aft.

Powered by twin MTU 16V2000 M94 engines, she has a maximum speed of 24 knots, as well as a transoceanic range at 13 or 14 knots.

By Gemma Fottles

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