The first launch of 2016 at the Italian Sea Group is the 55-metre Quinta Essentia.

The all-aluminium Quinta Essentia boasts a displacement hull and hybrid drives, with naval architecture by Vripack and interior design by Michela Reverberi Studio, with an ‘elements’ interior theme: an owner’s stateroom representing earth, and the VIP water. There are four further guests cabins on the lower deck, which can be converted to two suites for a flexible cruising arrangement.

Quinta Essentia’s propulsion system comprises twin 1,029kW MANs and twin 150kw electric drives.

Quinta Essentia

Quinta Essentia’s arrival marks the start of a very busy year for the Italian Sea Group, with a 50-metre Admiral C-Force and a 38-metre Imperio 38 RPH also set for launch. A custom-built semi-displacement 39-metre aluminum yacht, featuring two stern pods for propulsion, is due to launch in September. A further six yachts are currently under construction, ranging from 40 to 75 metres. Quinta Essentia herself is set to be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, along with the C-Force 50.

The Italian Sea Group’s refit division, NCA Refit, has also completed several projects recently, including the 88-metre Lürssen Quattroelle and the 77-metre Silver Smeralda.

• Yesterday, the Italian Sea Group announced the sale of a new-build 63-metre Admiral, with Alex Banning at SuperYachts Monaco representing the buyer.