One of the most compelling designs at the Versilia show was ISA’s 76 Extra. The idea behind the unusual dimensions of this yacht was to supersize the livability factor while also providing proximity to the water. In other words, the designers wanted to maximize the spaces owners and guests use, while making the boat more of a long-distance cruiser than a typical trophy yacht. The 600-square-foot area of the beach club and aft deck, for instance, is twice as large as most usable stern areas of comparably sized yachts. ISA made sure to exploit the yacht’s volume in the owner’s favor, rather than just build to a traditional design. The yacht’s photovoltaic cells (for solar power) are among a list of unusual features for a yacht this size. A desalinator, UV sterilizer, automatic parallel switching system between generators, and gyro systems, typically found on much larger expedition yachts, make living aboard in remote areas pleasant, rather than dicey. ISA recently announced an Easy 126, which increases the yacht’s range and accommodations.