Superyacht of the Week: The 50 metre ISA Liberty

With fresh, new looks and a design concept drawing inspiration directly from the seas of the world, recently launched superyacht Liberty made her debut this year at the Monaco Yacht Show. Her freshness is the result of designer Maria Stefania Biondo dalla Casapiccola taking her first steps onto the field of yacht design with this graceful new project. The teamwork of ISA and Andrea Vallicelli once again shows that new approaches to yacht design often result in exciting new projects and, more importantly, give new takes on interpreting how life at sea could be lead. With her exterior set in a shade of grey that reflects both elegance and an image of contemporary technology, Liberty’s designers aimed at living with the water rather than merely living on it.

Her streamlined exterior invokes a sleek and sportive image, with fluid lines and shapes that are also reflected in her interiors. Divided amongst four decks this 50 metres superyacht offers space for a company of up to twelve guests, with a total of five guest cabins. Living in harmony with the water means realising a fluid sense of space, combined with spacious exterior areas.

Liberty literally shows an image of this fluidity, with the balanced application of reflective surfaces, wave-like textures applied to various accessories and sub-marine inspired motives, to name but a few of many applications used to translate the vessel’s base concept into a concrete language of form and function.

Coral shapes, close-up sea life photographic artwork and scale textures fluently translate into this rich and varied design scheme, offering guests a wealth of visual allure in all details, while maintaining a unique and recognizable image. Liberty reflects the richness of the ocean, translated into a design that combines form and function into a blend of shapes and colours, both organic and geometric but always consistent.

The main saloon is divided into a lounging area and a dining room, separated by two cabinets. These pieces of furnishing, along with two similar set-ups in the saloon, exhibit a collection of vases and artwork in various shapes, sizes and materials, like they surfaced from ancient, long forgotten civilizations and now rediscovered to be enjoyed by Liberty’s guests. Surrounded by these treasures from the bottom of the sea, one can’t help but wander and enjoy all these treasures while relaxing on the luxuriously sized sofa or inviting lounge-chairs.

The dining area offers an intimate setting designed in this oceanic theme, where the centre piece lighting forms a group of silver bubbles floating above reflective dining table, surrounded by coral-patterned chairs.

Belowdecks the majority of guest cabins can be found, two twins and two doubles. Here each room boasts a slightly different version of the vessel’s main design theme, individually crafted without differing too much from the central concept. With an extended lighting scheme and the application of various luxury materials, some with a subtle amount of reflection and shine, the overall image of these guest cabins is that of technological minimalism combined with individual and slightly organic atmosphere. Living in symbiosis with the sea, each living area on board has been designed around a distinct element of the nautical world, for instance tortoise, seahorse and shark.

Located on the fore main deck, the owner’s quarters can be found. With a sizeable stateroom in Liberty’s signature style, a luxuriously sized office area and a grand bathroom, including his and hers washing basins, large bath and big separate shower area, plus a walk-in closet/lobby, this area is the perfect private retreat that is both intimate and grand.

On the bridge deck a VIP guest cabin can be found, completing the superyacht’s array of available guest cabins. Aft, a more playful upper lounge area can be found, with a colourful and bright atmosphere.

Liberty’s impressively sized sundeck boasts a perfectly complete array of amenities, from lush aft sunbeds and centrally placed dining area to the lounging sofa’s and a bar area. The latter offers wonderful panorama views, a perfect framing for a nice cocktail or two. With a sumptuous sun deck located at the vessel’s bow, it is obvious that Liberty was designed with an aim to emphasise outdoor activities without making compromising on interior quality.

With flexible and dynamic design throughout, various spaces offer various functions, reflecting Liberty’s flawless fluidity.

ISA Yachts
+39 071 502191
[email protected]
www.isayachts.com

By Jochem Kaan, photos by Marc Paris

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