80Isea& iIWINTER 2010 today, and the surface of her photovoltaic [ solar] panels is capable of supplying enough energy for most of the boat's auxiliary system needs. The WHY designers optimised energy consumption by improving system isolation, engine heat recovery, and researching the latest trends in wind energy production/ propulsion systems. Theseconsiderations could save her owner up to 200 tons of diesel per year, compared to yachts of similar size, capacity and use. ISA Yachts ISA Yachts from Ancona has released more information on its new ISA 390 Zero, which has been developed in collaboration with Siemens SpA, for the diesel- electric propulsion system, and with MarQuip BV, for the exhaust system. As the name suggests, the ISA 390 Zero aims to reduce the environmental impact of diesel engines and to improve comfort on board. The emissions will be reduced by catalytic converters on all her diesel engines in conjunction with a particle filter. The ISA 390 Zero is designed by Andrea Vallicelli, with an interior by Studio Massari. One of the most distinctive features created by Vallicelli is the facade of windows on the stern, which houses a large beach club. The yacht incorporates two large saloons ( one on the main deck and one on the upper deck). The main saloon features a dining area forward and a lounge area aft. The owner's suite is located on the main deck and is extremely spacious with a well- sized bathroom, a walk- in closet and a study. The lower deck contains either three or four guest suites, depending on the chosen layout, as well as the crew quarters and the crew mess. The three- cabin layout offers a large gymnasium and sauna, while the four- cabin layout is arranged with three double cabins and a twin cabin - all with en suite bathrooms. The sun deck is divided into several different areas: aft there is a large Jacuzzi and sunbathing area, under the shade of the radar mast is a dining area, and further forward is a panoramic seating area with large, comfortable sofas. Clockwise from above: the ISA 390 Zero; the revolutionary concept from Wally Hermès; Codecasa's Vintage 42; Perini Navi's Picchiotti Vitruvius; the Benetti Tradition 105
Briand is well known for his sailing yacht designs and he uses his experience to create an optimised and efficient hull form that minimises drag and, therefore, also fuel consumption. As a special feature, the 55 metre Vitruvius Explorer will have a steel ice- classed hull, as her owner wishes to cruise in the Arctic Ocean. Benetti Benetti, one of Italy's most famous shipyards, recently unveiled plans for a full range of new superyachts: the Benetti Class. The new Benetti Class will consist of seven models ranging from 27m ( 90') up to 50m ( 164'). The first model from the new Class range is the Tradition 105, which replaces the 30m ( 100') Tradition, and will be launched in summer 2010. The Tradition 105 has been designed by Stefano Righini with a choice of two interior styles, modern or classical, created by François Zuretti. Like most Benetti superyachts, it offers an abundance of space, the likes of which you would usually find only on larger yachts. The owner's suite, consisting of a bedroom, bathroom, walk- in- closet and separate head, is situated forwardon the main deck. Four additional guest cabins, two twins and two doubles are on the lower deck. On the main deck aft is the saloon, adjoining the dining area and galley. The Tradition 105 offers ample space for outdoor entertainment, with two alfresco dining areas, one on the main deck and a second one on the upper deck. The forward section of the upper deck, above the bridge, houses the Jacuzzi and connects to the raised sun deck, which is laid out with sun pads. n WINTER 2010I sea& iI81 newbuild Codecasa From the Codecasa shipyard in Viareggio comes a new line of Vintage superyachts. The first in the series, the Vintage 42, was unveiled early in 2009, and most recently the family owned shipyard added the Vintage 50 to its portfolio. The new line has been created by the in- house design team of Codecasa in close collaboration with Della Role Design, who designed the interiors. The idea behind these retro- styled concepts is to incorporate more open deck space, resulting in further sunbathing and outside dining areas. Both yachts will have an aluminium superstructure and steel hull, will be built to Lloyd's Class and will be MCA compliant. The Vintage 50, powered by twin 2,448hp Caterpillar engines, can cruise up to 6,000 nautical miles, while the Vintage 42, with twin 1,650hp Caterpillar engines can reach up to 4,000 nautical miles. The first Codecasa Vintage 42 will be launched in summer 2011. Vitruvius & Perini Navi Two years ago the Perini Navi Group entered the motor yacht market with its Picchiotti brand, and recently a third motor yacht contract for a 73m ( 240') Picchiotti Vitruvius superyacht was signed. This contract is followed by two smaller sisterships, the 50m ( 164') Vitruvius explorer and a 55m ( 180') yacht. The series is designed by French superyacht designer and naval architect Philippe Briand. The first yacht in the series to launch is the 50 metre, which will be delivered to her owners in 2010. She will be followed by the 55 metre in 2011, and the recently signed 73 metre yacht will be delivered in 2013.