ISA Yachts (International Shipyards Ancona) was founded in late 1998 by a team of managers with a desire to build a fleet of innovative pleasure yachts in Ancona, Italy. Each from Ancona themselves, the group carried strong expertise from various backgrounds in the construction of large super yachts.
ISA Yachts prides itself on offering its clients complete flexibility that is not found anywhere else in the industry. Sophisticated design and cutting-edge technology are main features of their super yacht fleet.
Staff and Shipyard
A team of 180 staff now operate within the ISA company, a total which rises to 500 when considering all allied personnel. The company constructs a wide range of 36 to 90 metre luxury yachts in fibreglass and steel from its shipyard in Ancona.
The base covers a 38,000 square metre area that encompasses technical and administrative offices, workshops and three large building sheds. ISA also operates an After Sales and Refit Division that handles all refit projects from structural alterations and interior decoration re-styling to navigation equipment upgrades.
In order to maintain its competitive advantage in human resource management and modern technology, ISA maintains a permanent training program for its staff, designed to develop to their full potential the technical, design and service skills integral to large yacht construction.
ISA completed their first project in 2001, setting a 47.5 metre steel and aluminium yacht on the water for the first time. The company was overtaken by London private investment fun Yachting Investors Group in 2006 but the same quality management, and highly-skilled labour force remained.
ISA is networked with Oceanstyle in Miami, Luca Group in Croatia, The Estd in India, Kuhn and Partners in Spain.