ISA Yachts Launches Firouzeh
The last yacht I featured was another Ancona launch and also a bright white motor yacht, but there the similarities end. This yacht, Firouzeh, is the sixth yacht of the ISA 120 series from ISA yachts and was recently revealed. The 36-meter (118 feet) yacht is built for speed. Yesterday's 141-foot Emerald Star glides along at a cruising speed of 13 knots while Firouzeh prowls the water at a 30 knot cruising speed and maxes out at 36 knots. She is powered by three MTU 2000 hp engines with two lateral water jets and a central booster jet. The trade off for the sleek look is less open air deck space of the kind we saw on the Emerald Star. The interior was designed by the Cristiano Gatto Design Team and there seem to be some mockups on their website (look under 2007, ISA 120) that hint at a very modern style with dark furnishings, pale walls and innovative use of glass and wood.