WORK IN PROGRESS | TEAM FOR DESIGN – ENRICO GOBBI – CONTINENTAL 80
By Mary Hegarty and Désirée Sormani
The CONTINENTAL 80 is the first model in the new Continental range designed by Enrico Gobbi and Team for Design for ISA Yachts. An architectural steel and aluminium yacht with nicely balanced volumes and streamlined lines, its exterior design features very spare, square windows that provide panoramic views to all the main interior areas.
The yacht’s real signature, however, are the terraces amidships, particularly the one on the upper deck. Another wow feature is the infinity pool aft, a rectangular creation that takes up the entire beam and has a waterfall effect aft. This leaves plenty of space for large sun pads which turn this area of the main deck into an extension of the beach platform below, to which it connected by a pair of stairs. A black trapezoid marks out the stern hatch when closed and is a Continental line signature, also incorporating windows to draw natural light into the interior. The exterior styling is completed by two stylised smoke stacks to balance the yacht’s proportions. The upper deck is the owner’s deck complete with lounge and living areas aft as well as the master stateroom forward.
The Continental 80 has seven staterooms for up to 12 passengers who will be cared for by 19 crew accomodated in 10 cabins. It also has a touch-and-go helipad with direct access to the master quarters to guarantee absolute privacy.