ISA 58M Explorer Superyacht
7 November 2011 - Italian yacht builder ISA and German design firm Egg & Dart have come together on a relatively new design, an Explorer 58-meter superyacht called "Ranger". Egg & Dart are actually handling both the exterior and interior designs while ISA will build the vessel if a contract is made.
Some special features onboard the 58-meter Explorer superyacht: Gym, Sauna, Spa, Helipad, an interior swimming pool and a plethora of tenders and toys inclusive of a Nautica Limo tender. The Egg & Dart design will play host to twelve guests in six well-appointed staterooms.
The 58M Ranger is an Explorer styled yacht but also will be that in nature. A vessel that will be utilitarian in the storage of a number of tender, toys, and practical equipment for exploring. A dive station with full suite of dive equipment will be available. Wing stations for watching whales and other sea life are also built into the design.
Fighting chairs for extreme fishing are perched on the stern of the yacht below and aft of the helipad. On the transom of the yacht there is a platform that hydraulically swings down to serve as a base for swimming from, easy access to the water. Further forward in the hull another shell door can fold down to become a terrace on the water. The vessel design is classed Lloyds Register +100 AI SSC LMC UMS MCA.
2 x Caterpillar 3516B marine engines are the prospect engine package to make their way onboard. Top speed with these set are estimated to be around 16.5 with cruising speed a knot-and-a-half slower. The range at 14-knots is a very respectable 6,000 nautical miles. Ranger's angular, yet contemporary design makes a stylish and very utilitarian platform for exploring. The owner and guests will have ample to do onboard with plenty pieces of equipment to depart the yacht and explore with.