EXTRA Yachts, a brand of ISA Yachts and a part of Palumbo Superyachts, is relatively young in the yachting industry. After an impressive fleet of spacious tri-deck yachts and speedy vessels, the Italian shipyard is expanding its portfolio in the catamaran segment with its latest launch – the VILLA X30.
Described as ‘unrivaled livability’, the 30 meters (99 feet) yacht combines innovative architecture with the efficiency of a catamaran. It is designed with a mindset to provide its owner and guests with a laid-back experience with an open plan, multi-level onboard comfort, and luxurious amenities to redefine enjoyment on the water.
Unlike other EXTRA yachts that Francesco Guida designs, this catamaran is entirely designed by the Dutch firm Phathom. The exteriors are sleek, classy, and stylish, with the main deck boasting extra high ceilings and large panoramic windows intended to maximize the outdoor views.
Similar architectural detailing is found in the aft salon ceiling outstretching to the exterior and the master stateroom with a private glass-bottomed terrace between the two hulls to enjoy the great outdoors; the glass doors close it off to protect it from wind and bad weather. When closed, the master stateroom enjoys protection and sound damping thanks to its inherent design. The SPA bathroom is located on a lower level and has been split into port and starboard.
The interiors of the yacht are at the owner’s discretion. The layout features the main salon, library nook, bar, and galley, all connected to each other beneath the wheelhouse and observatory. The current design features VIP cabins with direct access to the transom. The multifunctional “high/low” platform sits flush with the swim platform. This platform can support 5 meters (16-foot) tender and other water toys.
This new catamaran is powered by a hybrid propulsion system that “significantly reduces C02 emissions”. With the twin Volvo Penta IPS 1350 engines, the X30 Villa will have a cruising speed of 12.5 knots and reach a top rate of 17.5. The vessel is also fitted with glass-impregnated solar cells, found in electric yachts by Sunreef, Rossinavi, and Silent, to compensate for the additional energy for onboard utilities.
Sustainability is close to the project with the inclusion of Sustainable or natural materials such as re-purposed fibers, sustainably assessed paints and plasters, and alternative leathers seen across the Villa. The reclaimed woods used, like the desaturated oak parquet and walnut cabinetry will be considered without compromising quality or finish.
After yachts, catamaran, and speedy yachts, we cannot wait to see what Extra brings next.