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Feature: ISA's 50-meter superyacht "Papi du Papi"

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  1. The 50-meter ISA superyacht “Papi du Papi”

    Italian yacht builder International Shipyards of Ancona, popularly known as ISA Yachts launched its second 50-meter superyacht last year, ISA 500 christened as “Papi du Papi”. This yacht is built on a steel hull with aluminium superstructure bred to take on the deep blue on her own bottom. Her design is distinctly ISA to those who are familiar to this Italian yard’s style. The exterior lines were pencilled by Andrea Vallicelli for ISA while the warm tropical interior was done by Francesco Paszkowski. Not surprising taking into consideration the area of the world owners the are from.
  2. Papi du Papi carries on what the ISA 470 series did with the popular ‘stairway to heaven’ concept. From stern platform right up to the highest deck, the aft stairs land on each deck not only giving a nice design feature to enjoy but also a functional design element. Papi du Papi takes the aft social area concept a step further with Beach Club area nestled in the transom.

    The Beach Club, located extreme aft on the lower deck, takes advantage of very large curved glass doors that slide open to both sides thus providing great views to the outdoors when at anchor. This is really when the Beach Club come alive and fitted with various sitting furniture pieces, it is sure to be an alternative relaxing area to sip a cold beverage or read a magazine. The Beach Club is finished in teak floors with easy seating on L-shaped furniture accented by vibrant orange throw cushions. If the large glass sliding doors weren’t sufficient, the Beach Club has a large glass skylight.
  3. The view from all exposed aft decks of Papi du Papi is stunning with little to no interference and obstruction. The aft decks extend adequately to provide the space and comfortable open-air atmosphere needed on a superyacht. With the Beach Club on the lower deck, moving forward you will find guest accommodation. Two double cabins, two twin cabins and a fifth double make up the guest accommodation all tucked in the lower deck forward of the Beach Club but not much further than amidships.

    The forward end of the lower deck is exclusively crew territory where their mess, and four en-suite cabins. The Owner’s cabin is situated on the forward Main Deck where the cabin area sports a large double bed, dressing room and double en-suite bathroom. The rest of the owner’s area has an office/study with sofa-like seating, work desk, and table with view to the external via large windows.
  4. On the main deck aft there is the yacht’s main saloon. The room is bent on providing relaxation and entertainment. Large L-shaped sofa with expanded seating serves as the main area to gather, the colours are more organic and earthy, browns and tans of varying shades from the walls to the floors. A number of prized materials have been utilized in the Francesco Paszkowski interior. Brazilian Rosewood and Oak feature throughout along with leather, wool, travertine, Jerusalem Stone in various applications come together to create a harmoniously tropical interior. Up a level using the Brazilian Rosewood central staircase you reach the bridge deck or upper deck.
  5. Speaking of the bridge, the yacht’s navigational center is faced by large reverse-leaning glass for dominating views to the horizons afar and offering great near-yacht visualization for captain and his team. The main set-up is across five large monitors able to display navigation specific information. Or simple general awareness information like viewing the security cameras strategically placed around the yacht, inside and external. Aft of the bridge you will eventually enter Papi du Papi’s second saloon, more like a sky-lounge. There’s a theatre room with a dedicated 103-inch media screen. To make that large screen count, a top notch Kaleidescape library -blu ray and dvd server for entertainment- exists. Going outside through the aft sliding doors and then taking the stairs up you will reach the Sun Deck.
  6. Four orange upholstered sun deck loungers greet you from this end and not far from eye-view is the large Jacuzzi. Climb aboard and in and soak your troubles or kinks away. Forward of the bubbling Jacuzzi is al-fresco dining with a table and seating for all guests aboard. Forward of this shaded area under the radar arch, is the extensive sunpad area overlooking the forward end of the yacht. Again, not surprisingly, the theme is with well placed orange throw cushions.

    On the technical side of things, Papi du Papi is powered by twin CAT 3512C marine engines each with 1,670-horse power. That power translates into a 16-knot top speed with cruising at 14-knots. At cruising she has a range of 2,200-nautical miles, at 11-knots, 4,400-nautical miles from 83,000 LT fuel tanks. Fresh water tanks can hold 15,000 LT. Papi du Papi barely comes in under 500 GT at 497 Gross tonnes with great performance and range possibilities. The stylish white with dark windows is the accustomed appearance of many yachts however; the sweeping lines by Andrea Vallicelli make the colour combination look renewed and fresh. Whether it is on the exterior with expansive and uncluttered decks or with special touches like parquet ceiling treatments on the interior, Papi du Papi is cool on the outside yet warm on the inside. A great job done by the owners who had obvious input, Francesco Paszkowski fleshed out their desires and ISA and Vallicelli created a sumptuous modern superyacht design to feast on.


    LOA: 49.95M
    LWL: 43.25M
    BOA: 8.60M
    Draft: 2.55M
    Tonnage: 497
    Engines: 2 X CAT 3512C
    Fuel: 83,000 LT
    Water: 15,000 LT
    Range: 4,400 nm @ 11-knots
    Materials: Steel hull; aluminium superstructure
    Design: Andrea Vallicelli
    Interior: Francesco Paszkowski
    Builder: ISA
    Year: 2011

    For more information:

    ISA Yachts
    Via Mattei 14
    60125 Ancona
    ISA Yachts

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